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Mom’s Brown Stew

  Fall is here and so too is my mom’s brown stew. The seasons are like that, reminding me of foods I may not have considered since the year before. Days on the calendar pass, weather turns from warm to…

0 Comments / 22 View / October 17, 2017

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegar

  Have fun with your harvest — and don’t let a single leaf (or flower) go to waste. Thoughtfully stored herbs stretch the flavors of spring and summer into the darker days of the year, and with them comes a lightness…

0 Comments / 149 View / September 29, 2017

How to Make a Cold Processed Fruit Shrub

  One of my latest obsessions are cold brewed shrubs. What’s a shrub? Only the most unlikely and equally as wonderful combination of fresh fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It may sound lip puckering, or downright nasty — sugar, vinegar, and…

0 Comments / 635 View / May 24, 2017

How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

  It’s easy to grow rosemary and other plants from cuttings with the simple steps outlined in this video. All you need is a mother plant, or a plant from which to take cuttings, plenty of moisture, and a place…

4 Comments / 762 View / April 9, 2017

How to Make Paper Pots for Planting Seeds

  It’s easy to make paper pots for planting seeds. All you need is a can and some newspaper. Add soil and seeds, and you’re half way to a garden. There are many things I love about paper pots for…

0 Comments / 528 View / March 13, 2017

Worm Composting 101: How to Make & Use a Simple Worm Bin

Once you start composting with worms you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Worm composting is by far one of the simplest ways for recycling kitchen scraps and making soil for your garden — some of the most balanced…

0 Comments / 455 View / January 9, 2017

Make Your Own Bee Friendly Garden in 5 Easy Steps

  It was not a surprise but definitely a disappointment to read that bees have been added to the endangered species list for the 1st time. This recent designation is for 7 species of yellow-faced bees native to Hawaii, their…

0 Comments / 858 View / October 21, 2016

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I’m reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and suddenly they’re everywhere! Take a…

0 Comments / 85 View / September 28, 2016

DIY Free Printable Seed Packets

Seeds are so many things. In An Invisible Orchard, A Natural History of Seeds, Jonathan Silverton book explains: “The story of seeds, in a nutshell, is a tale of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels…

0 Comments / 1132 View / September 9, 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 / 274 View / August 11, 2016