DIY Cocktail Herb Garden: Scented Geranium + Recipes

Looking for something new to plant in your summer garden? Add scented geraniums to the list. They're worth every square inch of earth they occupy and they're glamorous in a beautiful-on-the-inside sort of way. More...

Cooking with Edible Flowers: Garden Fresh Summer Rolls & More

Looking for simple, easy ways to cook with edible flowers? I have a few, all-time favorite recipes and tops on the list are summer rolls. Though I also love candied blooms for sweets, tossing petals...

Rose Hip Jelly

All rose hips are edible and nutritious (offering one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C) but, as with any fruit, some taste better than others. I find the hips of rugosa and...

Mom’s Brown Stew

  Fall is here and so too is my mom’s brown stew. The seasons are like that, reminding me of foods I may not have considered since the year before. Days on the calendar pass,...

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegar

  Have fun with your harvest -- and don't let a single leaf (or flower) go to waste. Thoughtfully stored herbs stretch the flavors of spring and summer into the darker days of the year, and with...

What To Do With a Bumper Crop

  When it’s time to plant spring veggies, I do so with visions of summer bumper crops. At least with crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans. The thought of harvesting more green beans than...

How to Make a Cold Processed Fruit Shrub

  One of my latest obsessions are cold brewed shrubs. What’s a shrub? Only the most unlikely and equally as wonderful combination of fresh fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It may sound lip puckering, or downright...

Mulled Wine: Winter Comfort at its Best

  This is not a recipe straight from the garden but it does define the season. Warm, rich flavors with a hint of sweet and perfectly paired with a late afternoon tuck-in or any other...

Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

  At the end of every summer season there’s usually a last tomato standing and it’s most likely green. To make the most of your summer harvest, I suggest 3 things: Harvest green tomatoes...

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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