Buying seeds for your vegetable garden can be sort of a daunting task especially if you’re new to gardening. Or if you’ve never had a successful garden. There are a lot of factors to consider including the age of the seeds, the germination rate, ideal growing locations, etc. I want to share with you my best tips for how to select quality seeds and where to buy them.
Recently I came to the somewhat shocking realization that it’s very hard to find recipes for split peas. There are, of course, hundreds of recipes for split pea soup. But what if I have 30 pounds of split peas and don’t want it to all be soup? (I don’t have 30 pounds of split peas.)
I search endlessly for various other recipes I could use to prepare the dried peas and only came up with a handful. In order to save you from all that, I’ve compiled a short list. Read more
With Nuts vs. Nut-Free Banana Bread is a culinary disagreement older than pineapples on pizza (yes) and ketchup on everything (no.) In my house, we’re pretty divided. I personally really love chopped walnuts or almonds in my banana bread, but my husband can’t stand them. In fact, he won’t eat nuts on/in anything except maybe trail mix. He loves a good ol’ banana split but you better believe he tells them to leave them off while I stare at him and wonder how a person’s taste buds could be so weird. However, he loves bananas (fresh, splits, bread, taffy) and we’re never short of ripe frozen bananas to make bread around here. Read more
I’ve been planning my 2017 garden for several months. I’ve had a ton of gardening disasters in the last few years and I really just want to get it right. My old garden beds weren’t the worst, but I really need to combat the problems of living in a flood zone. I had a lot of ideas for how to make it better. Read more
Gardening has been a sort of bucket list type item for me since moving out of my parents house a little over seven years ago. My family always had a garden while I was growing up and I knew I would want one of my own too. I’ve moved a lot since then and just recently I was finally able to put down roots (literally) and make gardening a reality. Read more
First of all, let me apologize for the YEAR LONG absence over here! A lot happened in 2016 for our family, including a very extended term of unemployment and a new full time job for my husband started in August. I took my soap making business to the next level and started selling at craft fairs and creating a ton more to sell online. Read more