Category: Gardening

25 Ways to Use Basil

Basil plants everywhere else have grown wild this summer and now you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with the rest of your abundant supply. Your first instinct is probably to make a boatload of pesto. Do it. One […] Read more…

Create Your Own Raised Bed Garden

I’ve chatted with you before about my raised bed adventure. I’m happy to report that it has been a relative success this summer. We’ve enjoyed our tomatoes, basil and oregano. This is where we started… And here it is as of […] Read more…

Back to Gardening Basics: Easy Composting

Easy Composting

My DH is always complaining about how much garbage he takes out each week.  On a heavy cooking/cleaning weekend, he’ll take out a bag full each day.  There has to be a way to reduce what we toss, right?  Cue […] Read more…

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From Scraps

One day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any […] Read more…

7 Ways to Prep Your Yard for Fall

Prep Your Yard for Fall

thank you to Scarlet Paolicchi at familyfocusblog.com and Kalli Georgiakakis for allowing me to reblog these great tips on what to do in your yard for the Fall!    As with most things in life, fall is what you make of it and […] Read more…

Summertime = Berry Picking Time!

How amazing is fruit during the summer?! I always feel like I can prepare healthier and more delicious meals at this time of year, simply because I can go to a local farm or market and hand pick the most […] Read more…

Pick Your Own Fruit

DH picking blackberries

My favorite site for everything about canning, preserving and picking is Pick Your Own.  I’ve gleaned the best picking tips and tricks from there and from my own experience.  You can also visit their website for links to local farms […] Read more…

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