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...

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my...

Summer Forage: How to Make Elder Flower Cordial

  If you are what you eat, I'll take flowers please! I've had elder flower cordial on my mind since last summer. The thought of buying ready made cordial is much less appealing than making it...

DIY Cocktail Herb Garden: How to Grow and Use 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...
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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