Monthly archive February, 2013
Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

This is it — The final day to submit your entries for the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest! And let me tell you: the competition is fierce this time around! We’ve gotten recipes for some wonderful foods…from cantaloupe salad to pumpkin casseroles to eggplant burgers. They’ve all been amazing! Today, as the final day for the...
One-Eyed Jack French Onion Soup

One-Eyed Jack French Onion Soup

With only one week left in the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest, the entries are really starting to roll in! Today we’re featuring a recipe that would be absolutely wonderful on a cold day like today here in the Upper Midwest. This mouth-watering french onion soup recipe comes to us from Bee in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan....
Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins

As you know, I’ve been spending the last few Fridays featuring some of the entries we’ve been receiving in our 2013  Homegrown Recipe Contest. This Friday is no exception! Today I’m featuring an amazingly tasty, but more importantly, easy to execute recipe from Evans in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The total preparation time is 10...
Picking Perfect Peppers

Picking Perfect Peppers

Last week Tuesday, I focused on one of my favorite plants to grow (and harvest!) in the garden – Heirloom Tomatoes. Today, I decided to feature another one of my favorites, not only for their vibrant colors and versatility, but also their health benefits: peppers! Peppers come in pretty much all shades of the rainbow...
Banana Pudding Surprise

Banana Pudding Surprise

Week after week, we continue receiving more and more entries for our 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest! I begin to like this time of year almost much as the start of the planting season! The recipe I’ve chose to share with you today comes to us from Darryl in Warren, Michigan. The main ingredient featured in...
Heirloom Tomatoes -- All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

Heirloom Tomatoes — All the Rage or Just a lot of Hype?

If you know anything about gardening, read anything about gardening, or ever happen to overhear anything about gardening, you’ve no doubt heard the term “heirloom” and specifically, in reference to tomatoes. I myself was not sure what the term actually meant until several years ago when I finally decided to start getting more educated on...
Hungry Animals -- What to Do?

Hungry Animals — What to Do?

I’ve always been a big fan of everything outdoors. Ok, maybe not everything — but pretty darn close. This, unfortunately, includes anything on four legs that has fur and deep brown eyes. I’ll admit it: when I was young, my father used to (and still does) feed these critters behind his back fence by providing...