I can’t claim the brains behind this one. Little miss five year old wasn’t too satisfied with my delicious lemon-mint dressing one night at dinner. She requested I make her a different kind – a DELICIOUS kind. Well, what could be more delicious than the current fresh fruit pickings in the yard? Naturally, cherry dressing. Brilliant idea!
Each year June begins the season of garden snacking. While we do harvest some things from the garden earlier than June, they aren’t “garden snacks.” We rarely pop a lettuce or kale leaf in our mouth for a refreshing treat. I’m talking about those garden bounties that make the kids come running for snack time. […]
Now that you have your transplants in the ground and your little seeds are germinating, it’s time to get that soil in between covered up! Covering exposed dirt is good for your plants, your garden bed and the little critters that help build your soil. It keeps the moisture in the ground longer so your growing […]
I’ve always said that if you have kids and aren’t much of a gardener, at least just grow sugar snap peas and sungold tomatoes. (heck, that’s what I’d say even if you don’t have kids!) Sugar snap peas are sure to convert any toddler turning a nose up at green foods into a raw, green-veggie-eating machine! The […]
It has poisonous leaves, is bitter and fibrous…yet we love, love, love rhubarb! Rhubarb is right up there next to asparagus in my favorite perennial foods to grow. It’s so easy. Mine sits right under some unkept rose bushes in the midst of grass and does just fine! You’ll have to wait until it goes dormant in […]
One of the first things I planted in our budding homestead was asparagus, and it will be one of the very first things I plant when we move someday.