Some Like It Hot

They thrive in hot weather and intense sunshine. They convert all of that wonderful sunlight into sugars that they use to grow and make food. The high temperatures help ripen the fruits of tomatoes and cheer-on the swelling of green bean pods. Tomatoes, zucchini, basil, and peppers are all classic summertime veggies. There is a …

Culinary Herbs

I am so excited for the brand new herbal additions to our garden! We transformed the bare patches of dirt on either side of our concrete walkway into a culinary herb garden. It is just feet away from our kitchen, so we will be able to easily access and harvest fresh herbs for our culinary …

Planting Seedlings for Summer

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” -Audrey Hepburn In spite of all the stay-at-home orders, cancelled events, and closed businesses, the spring season blooms on. As I have seen in many posts and newsletter these days, “Gardening is not cancelled.” In fact, as people have more time to spend at home and …

Building a Raised Garden Bed

Moving into a house with a big yard last year, we knew we wanted a dedicated space to garden. I’ve been getting by on container gardens and houseplants to soothe my gardening urges these past several months, but now thanks to my studly guy and help from my awesome mom, we now have a raised …

Meal Prepping

So,  last time I shared a new strategy I’ve learned for meal planning. This time, I want to share more about the meal prepping side of things. Meal prepping is the actual preparation and cooking of ingredients and meals that you want to eat in advance of when you want to have them. For example, …

My top 3 Resolutions for 2020

Happy New Year, all! I took a break from the blog at the end of November and December due to the busyness of the holidays. However, with a new year comes new year’s resolutions, so I figured I would tell you some of mine! I have to admit that they are not particularly original, but …

A is for Apple

A is for Apple Hill Pumpkin spice, fuzzy socks, and bulky sweaters…the calling cards of fall are many, and this list wouldn’t be complete for me without adding a trip to Apple Hill to it!  For those who are not familiar, Apple Hill refers to an association of apple growers, wineries, fruit and vegetable farms, …

Oh, Kale Yeah!

The curlier your kale, the better. However, if you have minimally ridged “Dino” kale, that’s ok, too.  I started off by harvesting some kale that I grew in my backyard container garden. Although you can pinch off the leaves at the stems with your fingers, it is gentler on the plant to use some sort …