Make Your Own Nest/Nesting Boxes

Make your own nesting boxes I’ll bet you are asking yourself why I would want to make my own nest boxes. Well let me tell you about my flock: I’ve read on so many sites how you can have one nest box for anywhere from 4…

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce I saw that I had a couple partial bags of apples in the fridge that needed to be used up. The raspberries and the peaches and the strawberries are starting to ripen. And the blueberries….oooh time for the berry berry good french toast! drool! But I…

Prepare Your Garden For Spring Planting

Yeah, It’s Spring! Time to prepare your garden for planting. Oooh, what a fun time! It’s time to prepare your garden. You’ve been looking through all the seed catalogues that have come in the mail. Now it’s time to really get serious…

My Four Favorite Companion Plants

OOOOOOOO! Today is so exciting!!! We have a three-fer today! (There are affiliate links in this post) I have a new e-book !!!! I’m going to give that book away to one lucky person!  We’re going to talk about my favorite companion plants! First if…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Crab and Mushrooms on a bed of greens. This sounds like the perfect dinner. And trust me it is! As a bonus, it only takes minutes from start to table to make crab stuffed mushrooms.   What To Do With All Those Mushrooms! I’ve been talking…

Growing Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms. Mushrooms are such curious things. They pop up overnight in your yard and within a couple of days are gone. But most people won’t harvest wild mushrooms since many are poisonous.  You better know your stuff to do that. So what’s a fungi lover…

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms. I love mushrooms! Especially fresh gourmet mushrooms. And, as you saw in last weeks post, I decided to try my hand at something new. We had just cut down a young oak tree to make room for a garden at my daughters house, so I thought it…

Grow Mushrooms In Your Own Backyard

How To Grow Mushrooms. Do you love mushrooms sauteed beside your steak? Or maybe stuffed with crab atop a plate of greens? How about on a pizza, in your favorite soup or stir fry. But they are expensive. Especially the gourmet varieties. So what’s a person to do…

Simple BABA Ganoush

Baba Ganoush. Are you having  an appetizer party? Having a vegetarian friend over? Want a snack but not the calories? Having a football party? Yes baba ganoush is even good for that! This is the perfect low calorie, get more vegetables in your diet, taste good, snack. And the flavor…

Heirloom, Hybrid, Open Pollinated & GMO

Heirloom, Hybrid, Open Pollinated & GMO. Trying to decide which seeds to plant is difficult enough. There are so many choices. Then on top of that, gardeners and foodies alike love to throw terms like heirloom, hybrid, open pollinated & GMO at you. How can you know which is the…

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork Chops With Apples and Onions! There is something about pork, apples and onions that just go so well together. The lightly sweet and the savory compliment each other. The apples cooking deep into the pork makes the meat so juicy. In cooking, some things go together, and some don…

Eggplant – Planting, Growing and Harvesting.

  How To Grow Eggplant.   The queen of the hot weather garden is the eggplant. But how do you grow eggplant? How do you cook it? Is it good for you? If we have a short growing season, can I still grow eggplant? These are some of the most…

Caesar Salad Soup

Caesar Salad Soup? I love Caesar salad. Crisp and green and fresh tasting. But what if it’s cold and you are just craving the silky smooth warming of a soup? Well turn that salad into a soup! Caesar Salad Soup. Caesar Salad Soup? OH Yeah! You’ll…

Safety In The Garden

Safety In The Garden While gardening is a healthy and fun pastime, it is important to remember there are risks involved. Enthusiasm for getting out in the garden and completing a task sometimes leads people to forget caution. Better to be forewarned and hopefully avoid some of these risks. What…