2020 was my 8th year growing food in our own backyard. What a year it was! Am I right? Our world has gone through one of the most difficult experiences of our lifetime. COVID-19 has affected every continent, every country, every city and every person. It truly is something we’ve […]
At the end of every season I look back on my gardening journey and create a list of what worked and what didn’t. It’s really helped me improve my methods and it’s fun to strategize about how to do better next year. Curious about what I learned in 2019? Check […]
We went blueberry picking on my birthday this year. It might seem strange to go pick someone else’s berries when I have three bushes in the garden. I love visiting farms though, and it was really nice to get out into the country and walk deep into a blueberry field […]
Today I picked four and a half pounds of green beans! That’s more than I’ve ever yielded from one harvest out of my backyard garden. Now it’s time to freeze them so we can enjoy them this winter. At the end of this post I will explain my process for […]
The most glorious time of year has finally arrived! Happy Summer Solstice! Here’s a quick photo update of the garden. Enjoy!
Have you ever grown alfalfa sprouts? They’re SO easy, SO nutritious and SO delicious. They have a light and refreshing flavor to them and add an interesting texture to any salad or sandwich. My mother gifted me a Biosta stackable sprouter like this one. It was so easy to grow […]
Today is National Gardening Day! I hope these photos I took of the gardens at the Rondin Museum in Paris inspire you to get outside and create something magical!
This light and fresh asparagus pasta dish is one of our very favorite spring recipes. Asparagus is a spring veggie and is best eaten when the stalks are thin and crisp. The larger the diameter of the stalk, the tougher the asparagus will be. Give this delicious, seasonal pasta dish […]
This will be the first year I’ve grown potatoes in the garden. Potatoes are inexpensive at the grocery store so I wonder if it will be a waste of space to grow them at home? I’ve heard that home grown potatoes taste much better than store-bought. That’s true for everything […]
It’s early March but the weather is warming quickly. I think it’s going to be a hot summer. I need to get a drip irrigation system installed before I put in all the plants so I can ensure everyone gets enough to drink while conserving as much as possible and […]