What can you do with all the zucchini that multiplies like crazy in your garden? It’s perfect for preserving so you can enjoy lots of zucchini recipes throughout the winter and spring seasons. Here’s how you can prepare and store zucchini in your freezer. Choose the Right Zucchini Your zucchini should be fully ripened (but […]
A little bit over a year ago (before I knew about my food allergies), I wanted organic fruits and veggies but didn’t like how expensive they were to purchase at my local health food store. So I thought– why can’t we go back in time back when we bartered for our food? “I will trade […]
Like so many of us with gardens, you are probably gazing at those tomatoes just waiting for them to turn red. Well wait no longer! Green tomatoes don’t have to sit on the vine, and you can do more than fry them. Enjoy this unique relish called Piccalilli, from Backyard Homestead Adventure. I never even knew […]
Fall produce is some of my favorite and the recipes are warm, sweet, spicy and full of flavor. This recipe combines the zest of fresh basil, with the sweet carrots glazed with maple syrup. So good my kids asked for thirds. Ingredients: 12 medium carrots in 1/8″ slices 4 Tbl unsalted butter 3 Tbl pure […]
While it is spring here, it certainly hasn’t felt like spring in the last few weeks. The temperatures have been very wintery, yet the seedlings under the lights in my basement continue to grow. I started them weeks ago, long before I knew it was going to be a very cold spring. If you have […]
Calling all bugs! When you’re creating your planting plan in the spring, it’s important to think about both predators and pollinators. Attracting beneficial insects to your garden will mean a healthier and more vibrant garden ecosystem. You’ll have predator insects to eat the invertebrates that eat your garden. You’ll have pollinator insects to help your […]
It’s that time of year again! The temperature drops, the leaves turn beautiful colors and the smell of autumn is in the air. Hopefully some of those pleasant smells are coming from your kitchen as you cook and bake with the colorful foods of the season.
Sprouts are one of the most practical and easy ways to get power-packed fresh vegetables into your diet. In the cooler weather months when gardens aren’t producing, it’s hard to find quality produce.
Does the bowl of cooked vegetables you put on the table for supper elicit groans from your children? If given a choice, would they rather eat a serving of spinach or a pail of candy? (I think you know the answer.) If that’s the case, you’re not alone. While we know vegetables are packed with […]