A well-designed potager is a functional family vegetable garden eloquently disguised as an ornamental flower bed.
Create Grill-Pan Wonders During Every Season
Grilled meats and vegetables do not have to be limited to a fair weather summer treat on weekends. Grill any time of year and have dinner ready in less than an hour.
14 Smoothies for a Delicious Morning Health Boost
Mornings can be hectic around here, and getting enough of a morning meal in to hold us off until the next break is not always easy. Fortunately, smoothies can be loaded with nutrition and are very simple to make. Try these recipes in your morning routine.
4 Low-Fat Gluten-Free Salad Dressing Recipes
These 4 delicious salad dressings will make your mouth water just reading the recipes. Avoid chemicals, sugars, and preservatives, make your own recipe!
10 (+1) Delicious Probiotic Popsicles
Probiotics are often vilified by the medical industry as snake oil of our time. The truth is, before refrigeration, most of our food was preserved using bacteria. Our internal gut health is dependent on a healthy supply of beneficial bacteria. After all, as Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Without a proper a […]
25 Herbs You Can and Should Grow in Your Kitchen Garden
These are the top 25 easiest to grow herbs that are essential kitchen garden must-haves. Indulge in this herbalist’s dream garden and every chef’s fantasy. As a bonus, all of these herbs have been chosen for their ability to happily grow in containers on any balcony or sun room. 1. How to Grow Aloe 2. […]
Bruschetta – Italian Appetizer with Fresh Tomato Salsa Fresca
Bruschetta was developed in Italy as a way of using up old stale bread. It goes best with baguette or sourdough slices and iced tea. It is simply toasted, stale bread topped with an Italian style raw tomato salsa (salsa fresca). Sometimes, other additions are made, such as chicken, cheese, or other vegetables, and then […]
Homemade Canned Apple Butter
On a recent visit to my grandmother’s house, I received a special canning request. My grandmother had a couple of apple trees that were full of ripe apples, and she wanted apple butter. Normally, my grandmother makes my family apple butter, applesauce, and canned apples, and she gives them to family members for Christmas. I […]
Bread and Butter Pickles
I’ve been wanting to make my great-grandmother’s recipe for bread and butter pickles. Her recipe takes two full days to make. I think that’s a lot of work now, so I can’t imagine how it was done before refrigeration, fancy kitchen appliances, and most of all air conditioning. I decided to do a very similar […]
Ingredients: * 4 cups of cubed watermelon = 2 cups watermelon juice * 4 cups of sugar * 4 tablespoons of lemon juice * 1 pouch of liquid pectin (3 oz.) Quantity: ~4 half pint jars Directions: First, start your jars and lids heating in a hot water bath. (They’ll need to heat for at […]
Chocolate Mint Simple Syrup
This summer, I planted some chocolate mint in my garden. I love the smell of fresh mint, and chocolate mint is one of my favorite flavored mint varieties. If you’re not aware, mint grows quickly and loves to spread. I placed my mint in containers to help keep it from taking over my garden. Still, […]
Golden Honeydew Jelly
I love the taste of fresh, summertime melons. Unfortunately, melons are not in season year long. This summer, I sought out jelly recipes that featured some of my favorite summertime melons. Since jellies keep for a year, it’s an easy way to bring that favorite, summertime fruit into the cold of winter. A lot of […]