R and I like to take a big stack of books outside to a shady spot and read, and read, and read. All that reading calls for a good tea. Tea with kids in the afternoon can be tricky with all that caffeine. Look no further than hibiscus iced tea. With the addition of some ginger, […]
For me, there is no greater time of the year in Minnesota than this fleeting height of summer. When the days start early and the sun shines long. The sun is our heartbeat, keeping us strong and well. Warm on our shoulders, twinkling in our hair, growing kid freckles and garden fruits. OH the garden fruits!
This was us today! E’s face would twist with the sour juices of rhubarb, but he eagerly went back for more, bite after bite. We always have so much fun with our big rhubarb harvest! Rhubarb in July? You might ask. Well, I’ll let you in on a secret – Rhubarb is good for harvest […]
No, not teeth, currants! Yes, white currants! I ordered this gem from One Green World. Their catalogue is a siren call I can’t resist… page, after page, there are so many beautiful fruits in the world! And, I can actually grow some of it in Minnesota! I keep thinking I have more space than I really do […]
Garlic scapes are the elegant, crowning jewel on the head of the garlic plant in the month of June. Well, for a week, that is. Harvest your scapes just as they begin to curl in order to conduct the plant’s energy to growing the bulb in the ground, rather than the seed head.
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!