How to Grow Cilantro If you are not sure how to grow cilantro, instead of buying it, know that I was in the same position as you not so many years ago. I had always thought of cilantro as an exotic, tropical sort of herb. Because it is associated with so many exotic cuisines, like… Read More How to Grow Cilantro- Exotic flavor, easy gardening!
Swiss chard is an amazing, cold hardy vegetable that is very easy to grow. If you are looking to save money at the grocery store and have something that has a long growing season, here is how to grow Swiss chard. You still have time to add this green vegetable to your fall garden planting.… Read More How to Grow Swiss Chard – a cold hardy vegetable
Cider recipes have been around a long time as an aid in fighting off winter colds and flus. The shorter, colder days of the year bring more illnesses, less energy in general, and for me, at least, a need to keep my gut and immune system in fighting form as much as possible. Here is… Read More A cider recipe that helps keep you healthy through flu season
Infused vinegar sounds very Parisian and maybe a bit difficult, not to mention expensive, but nothing could be further from the truth. Infused vinegars are a lovely way to add extra flavor and nutrition to whatever you use them in. Imagine mixing up your fresh olive oil and rosemary and basil-infused vinegar for your lunch… Read More How to save money by making your own infused vinegar!
A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You This Cucumber Salsa, with a printable PDF for you, is a recipe that I make a lot in the summer around here. It has fabulous flavor, uses all sorts of goodies from the garden, is easily adaptable, and is lovely in hot weather for a tasty, refreshing snack. It… Read More A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You!
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. And on this topic, there are almost as many strong opinions as there are religion and politics at a family reunion. So I am here to tell you that really, depending on what you are doing, there are a variety of choices for you, and… Read More How to Prune Tomatoes
Refrigerator pickles are the go-to solution for busy people with odds and ends of vegetables coming in from the garden, not enough to make a full batch of anything, but enough that you want to do something with them. And if you love pickles, this recipe is a standard for ratios of salty, sour,… Read More How to Make Refrigerator Pickles-Easy Preserving
Dealing with Blossom End Rot can be a pain in the butt. That’s putting it nicely. The good news is, that blossom end rot is not a disease, but a symptom of nutritional issues, and you can still have an amazing crop this season, with these tips. The good news is, that blossom end rot… Read More How to Prevent Blossom End Rot in Your Tomatoes!
Cress, in various forms, has been around a long time. The Victorians had beautiful watercress gardens by their streams as a source of greens and nutrients in the winter months when little was available for fresh food. It was ideal for combatting scurvy and used in soups for those that were ill. There are… Read More Cress- a real super food?
Swamped with garden greens? A to-die-for recipe! Or two or three 😉 This time of year, gardens explode, and suddenly an abundance of food is available. You don’t want to waste food, but it becomes a bit of an issue trying to keep up. There are so many different kinds of greens, and there are… Read More Swamped with garden greens? A to-die-for recipe!