Playing with Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, and decorating our porches with this marvelous orange gourd! Though I did not grow any pumpkins this year, my boyfriend and I did buy a couple of these seasonal squash for carving. In a year that’s been far from usual, it’s been nice to turn to some …

Winter Veggies

As fall approaches, you may have noticed some of your garden veggies have slowed down. The leaves may look a little crispy or droopy or they’re starting to yellow. At this point in the season, it probably doesn’t have to do with watering. Plants that went into the ground back in May or June are …

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 …