Monthly archive March, 2014
Cleanse your Pallet -- and PLANT It!

Cleanse your Pallet — and PLANT It!

First of all, let me just say: I am so. excited. about this post! Last summer, Holland Bulb Farms contacted me about one of their many amazing customers: Marie. Marie lives in the Pacific Northwest, not far from the Canadian border where she works at a surgical center during the week and out her garden...
Bulb Bargain: Sumatra Oriental Lilies

Bulb Bargain: Sumatra Oriental Lilies

Believe it or not, the spring planting season is just around the corner (this is definitely harder for some of us to believe than others!). In order to help turn all of our thoughts ahead to the days when the snow will disappear and the ground will thaw — yes, it WILL happen! — I...
Bulb Bargain: Crimson Red Rhubarb

Bulb Bargain: Crimson Red Rhubarb

Believe it or not, the spring planting season is just around the corner (this is definitely harder for some of us to believe than others!). In order to help turn all of our thoughts ahead to the days when the snow will disappear and the ground will thaw — yes, it WILL happen! — I...
Third Place Winners!

Third Place Winners!

Isn’t this great? I absolutely love talking about food. In fact, I think it’s probably one of my favorite topics of conversation (after plants, of course). Today, I am pleased to present to you the third place winners in each category! 3rd Place in Vegetable Category: Simple Summer Salad from Cindi Hoag of Yates Center,...
And Second Place Goes To...

And Second Place Goes To…

I’m excited to share with you our second place winning recipes in each category today which include my personal two favorites from the taste test… 2nd Place in Vegetable Category: Thai Chicken Wraps from Nadine Smeltzer of St. Charles, Michigan This recipe is amazing for so many reasons: first of all, it’s hearty enough to...
And the Winners Are...

And the Winners Are…

Today marks the official end of our 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest…and what a contest it was! We had recipes of all types, sizes, and styles submitted from a Baked Cheesy Pumpkin, to a Vegetable Meat Loaf, to Baked Fish Fillets with Asian Glazed Grapes! It is always so difficult to decide on the top 3...
Orzo: Like Rice but Pasta!

Orzo: Like Rice but Pasta!

Even though our 2014 Homegrown Recipe Contest has technically ended (the last day to submit recipes was Friday, February 28th), we’re far from done taste-testing! I figured if we were getting to reap the benefits of these wonderful submissions, than it would only be fair to continue to let you in on the fun, too....
Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

Bulb Bargain: Blue Wonder Toad Lily

Believe it or not, the spring planting season is just around the corner (this is definitely harder for some of us to believe than others!). In order to help turn all of our thoughts ahead to the days when the snow will disappear and the ground will thaw — yes, it WILL happen! — I...