5 Ways to Use Up Large Amounts of Zucchini

If you've ever planted several zucchini plants in your garden, you might have the slight 'problem' of being overwhelmed with zucchini. I'll have to say I'm absolutely thrilled to have this little 'problem' of sorts, I've got so much zucchini coming my way right now I can barely keep up with it! We're growing a garden this year for the ...

From Farm to Table

I've always had an interest in where my food comes from, and I think it comes from having a garden my whole life! Everywhere we lived when I was a kid, my parents put in a garden even if it was just a small patch. Once you've had fresh garden produce, it's hard to go back - nothing tastes as ...

Eating the Rainbow

A while ago, I took a quiz of sorts to see how many varieties and colors of fruits and veggies we'd eaten in the last 20 days. Overall, we scored pretty well, but with a heavy leaning towards all things green! It would seem I've gotten carried away with my concentration in the green veggies department! While getting our greens ...

How To Maintain Living Herbs

I started buying living herbs from the grocery store about a year ago. They’re a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days, (maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – …

Squash Varieties 101

Winter Squashes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals! They’re a great source of Vitamin A and C, several of the B vitamins, iron, beta carotene, and Omega 3 fatty acids – who knew? That being said, I’ve never been a squash fan until recently. So what’s changed you might ask? …

Apple Varieties 101

I thought with the arrival of fall, it might be a good time to review the different varieties of apples. There are so many kinds to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this short lesson will help you navigate your way to the best variety of apple for what you’re doing.

How To Plant Your Own Spaghetti Pot

I first started doing vegetable pots for one of my clients a few years ago. I was so pleased with the results that I wanted to try one out for myself! In this planter I have all of the ingredients to make a fresh tomato-vegetable sauce (think Gazpacho for pasta or cucumber noodles). The planter may look a little sparse …