I sure hope I didn’t bite off more than I can chew. This is the plan for my spring garden. All the garden books say to start small. Last year I had 2 raised beds (64 square feet). This year I’m doing 1250 square feet. (I started small last year, right?) As I was planning the garden, I realized that… Read More
Last Wednesday was like Christmas to me when I discovered that wood chips had been delivered because I knew I could start prepping my spring garden, but little did I know that it would turn out to be such a special time with Drew & Alyssa. (Special thanks to Lynn’s Tree Service in Russellville. They were super-helpful and I deeply appreciate their bringing… Read More
I’ve been on vacation this week, and boy has it been nice! One of my goals for the week was to prepare new gardens for next spring. Much to my husband’s surprise I thoroughly enjoyed my first year of gardening this year and I want to expand quite a bit next year. My biggest hurdle was getting the soil ready… Read More
I knew I was getting old when I started liking green beans. Several years ago a family from my in-laws’ church brought food when my father-in-law was sick, and since we lived in the guest house at the time, we were invited over. I’ll never forget trying these green beans and thinking that they were delicious! (It really is a miracle I… Read More
If you love salsa and you love peaches, then you’ll love this recipe! I came across it last year when I bought some peaches from a local farmer and they were ripening quicker than I could eat them. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Perfect for a hot summer day! Start with 4 peaches (I used 8 because… Read More
Now that my blueberry bushes are overflowing, I turn to every blueberry recipe I can find! I’ve tried many other recipes, but this one remains our family’s favorite. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] These keep for 3-4 days, so we have them on a weekend and for several breakfasts during the week! Are you stocking up on blueberries? Read how to freeze them here.
When I don’t have time to make my basil pesto, I freeze basil leaves in their own large ice cubes. I’ve done this a couple of times, and it has seemed to work pretty well. I just put basil leaves into plastic dredging dishes, fill with water, and freeze. It’s important to cover the basil leaves with water. If any come… Read More
I’m sure my coworkers tire of me talking about basil. It’s my favorite herb and I love how I’ve always been able to grow it fairly easily. If you haven’t given yourself the opportunity to grow basil yet, here are my top reasons: It’s easy. You can grow basil in a garden or in a pot It’s cheap. Basil sells… Read More