Tag: gardening

Fruits & Veggies, Gardening

2020 Harvest Tallies!

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 […]

Gardening

10 Lessons Learned – 2020

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 […]

Appetizers

Blueberry Crostini

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 […]

Sandwiches

Green Thumb Sandwich

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 […]

Pasta

Spring Asparagus Pasta

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 […]

Gardening

First Spring Plantings

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 […]