Edible Gardening
Gardening with Little Feet

Gardening with Little Feet

Somehow, I always manage to get myself in a bit over my head with plans – it always sounds like a great idea and completely realistic until it gets down to the actual carrying out of whatever event or project I have gotten myself into. And now that I have two almost three-year olds running...
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...
Marinated Cheese

Marinated Cheese

Well, the 2013 Homegrown Recipe Contest is in full swing and I am LOVING the entries so far! From soups to breads to relishes, we’re seeing it all and are once again blown away by the talent of my readers and the customers of Holland Bulb Farms. The first recipe I’d like to share with...
What do you know about GMOs?

What do you know about GMOs?

If you follow any kind of news regarding the food or gardening industry, you have most likely heard or seen the acronym GMO. But just what is it and what does it stand for? And how concerned should we be? What are they? GMO or “genetically modified organisms” refers to plants or animals which are...
Announcing the 3rd Annual HOMEGROWN RECIPE CONTEST!!

Announcing the 3rd Annual HOMEGROWN RECIPE CONTEST!!

The Homegrown Recipe Contest is back — and I couldn’t be more excited! For the third year in a row, I’ve teamed up with Holland Bulb Farms to offer gardeners and cooks alike the chance at winning a Holland Bulb Farms gift card! Just like in years past, the only requirement is that any recipe...
Three Specific Resolutions

Three Specific Resolutions

Happy New Year to all! I have to say, I think this past New Year’s Eve was perhaps one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever had. And no, it wasn’t because we went out to a crazy party or celebrated by taking some exotic vacay. We stayed home. And I didn’t have many expectations. Nor...
Tackling Tomatoes

Tackling Tomatoes

Back in early January in my post called “Do Less and Do it Better” I described a new perspective I was going to attempt adhere to in the upcoming year. I used this perspective to encourage myself, not to abandon new projects and ideas, but rather start a bit smaller to avoid that overwhelmed and...