Gardening

Fresh Almonds Every Day from Your Own Backyard!

Not only are my kids fascinated by machines that can mass harvest a crop like almonds (yes, we watch youtube videos on that!!) But they are also intrigued that we can grow something in our own backyard beyond tomatoes and zucchini!  Whether…

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Food Field Trips for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Do you ever feel like leaving the house with toddlers takes more effort than writing your college thesis? I know. I have four littles and I have spent more time looking for shoes than it took to write all of…

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6 Beneficial Herbs to Grow Indoors this Fall

Do you grow herbs at home? I started a mini-herb garden this past spring with my 3 year old son. For easy access, we planted the herbs in containers just outside the back door. My son loves going out to pick…

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5 Tips for the Every Day Gardener

We love to garden, especially with our kids.  They love to see an actual fruit or veggie grow from seed to plant, to something they can eat!  No matter how big or small your space, these 5 Tips for the…

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Organic Farming with Cascadian Farms

Natalie and I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour with Cascadian Farm and visit their original organic farm started in 1972.  The farm is nestled in between the mountains in the Skagit Valley, which is north of Seattle,…

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Canning Your Own Dill Pickles

Pickles aren't just for pregnant women :)  Dill pickles are a great 'condiment' in my opinion.  They go great on a veggie tray, a sandwich, in salads, or just to eat plain!  Pickles are just another form of a veggie…

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How Earth Food-Friendly Are You?

When most people think of Earth day, they may think about: what can be done to reduce garbage, what more can be recycled, how can there be more of a reduction in air pollution and where can we plant more trees?  What…

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How to Can Green Beans

I have been growing green beans in my garden for a few years now.  The first time I grew them I grew the bush variety.  We got a TON and they were super delicious.  But they took up a lot…

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Top 10 Reasons Growing a Garden Helps your Family Be Healthier

I remember growing a garden as a child.  One thing I distinctly remember is growing 'popcorn' but I'm pretty sure it didn't work out.  As a kid I didn't really care that it didn't work out,  I just thought it…

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All About Basil

  I'm pretty sure Basil is one of those things that no matter what you put it in, it makes it taste a thousand times better.  I grow it every summer - and I hate to even compare it to…

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