Category : harvest

Mulled Wine: Winter Comfort at its Best

  This is not a recipe straight from the garden but it does define the season. Warm, rich flavors with a hint of sweet and perfectly paired with a late afternoon tuck-in or any other moment you can make an…

0 Comments / 178 View / December 16, 2016

Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

  At the end of every summer season there’s usually a last tomato standing and it’s most likely green. To make the most of your summer harvest, I suggest 3 things: Harvest green tomatoes before your first frost. Keep watch…

0 Comments / 475 View / October 10, 2016

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze of lemon or tossed with…

0 Comments / 260 View / August 19, 2016

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my own adaptations and additions…

0 Comments / 201 View / August 11, 2016

Summer Forage: How to Make Elder Flower Cordial

  If you are what you eat, I’ll take flowers please! I’ve had elder flower cordial on my mind since last summer. The thought of buying ready made cordial is much less appealing than making it myself and, like so…

0 Comments / 232 View / July 20, 2016

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is especially true of herbs, beans, cucumbers, summer squash and berries — at least until your…

4 Comments / 242 View / June 24, 2016

DIY Cocktail Herb Garden: How to Grow and Use Scented Geranium + Recipes

  Looking for something new to plant in your summer garden? Add scented geraniums to the list. They’re worth every square inch of earth they occupy and they’re glamorous in a beautiful-on-the-inside sort of way. More than just a shock of…

6 Comments / 771 View / June 3, 2016

How to Harvest Basil

  Get more from your basil through harvesting. It’s simple — the more you pick the more it grows. Here’s Why: Basil, like most plants, benefits from pruning. Proper pruning encourages growth and makes for a healthier, fuller plant —…

14 Comments / 43210 View / May 13, 2016

Container Garden Carrots from Seed to Plate

  Behind every carrot is a carrot lover. If that’s not you, well maybe you haven’t had the luck to eat one that’s homegrown?  Warming weather reminds us it’s time to plant carrots. They’re one of the more challenging veggies to…

2 Comments / 376 View / April 25, 2016

Healthy Living: 3 Chai Tea Recipes for Any Season

  A hot drink of something is always good no matter the season. Tea is no exception, particularly tea laden with healing herbs. In fact, it’s amazing to think the right blend can aid the immune system, improve digestion, decrease…

0 Comments / 108 View / March 7, 2016