Tag: gardening

Everything Herbs: 101

Herbs don’t always get the attention they deserve. We forget to sprinkle fresh rosemary on our baked potato, put cilantro in our guacamole and basil is only eaten on restaurant-made margherita pizzas. How sad is that? That tiny little sprinkle of fresh herbs can…

Worms: the Gardeners BFF

Yup, I said it. I am BFFs with worms. Ask any gardener and they will say the same. Worms are beneficial to the garden because they aerate and fertilize your garden. They break down plant and leaf matter and turn it into worm castings…

Backyard Garden Design

Our backyard garden is in dire need of an update. The raised beds have rotted after several years, the trees have overgrown and I learned what worked from our first design and what did not. I am ready to make some big changes. When…

Regrowing Vegetables

One of my favorite things to do with the kids are science experiments. There are tons of exciting things you can do right in your kitchen…..red cabbage litmus paper, cornstarch goo, rock candy, paper bag volcanos and pizza box solar ovens, to name a…

Create a Beginner’s Garden Anywhere

There is no denying the fact that people are more open to growing their own food these days. There is a movement to move back to simpler living and a need for more organic farming. But, many of us just don’t know how to…

Butternut Squash Soup

By March here in New England, cold weather comfort foods are less and less on our menu. The days are getting longer and the promise of spring is just around the corner. Fresh foods and home grown options are so close. Unfortunately, Mother Nature…

What’s With All the Succulents?

I am usually late to the game. I don’t know all the newest gadgets, I don’t know all the hippest trends and I definitely don’t know all the latest lingo. But I have certainly noticed a  leaning towards tiny things. Tiny houses, Smart cars,…

Microgreens Are JUST Tiny Plants

The name says it all, right? Tiny greens. But, why would I want a small veggie when I can get a big veggie? Well, I guess it all depends on whether you like veggies or not…. Humans have been cultivating a wide variety of…

Have Fresh Herbs All Year

I am an amateur gardener and an amateur chef. I can get my hands dirty and I can read a recipe. It’s not that difficult. With that being said, I have also had my share of disasters in the garden and in the kitchen….