Gardening

Canning Your Own Dill Pickles
Sep09

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 to Can Green Beans
Sep02

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
Aug12

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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Sunflower Sprouts- Grow, Spread, and Eat!
Jun13

Sunflower Sprouts- Grow, Spread, and Eat!

Sprouting is the perfect gardening activity for kids!  Not only can you see the "fruits" of your labor within 2 days, but it's almost impossible to screw it up! We've had plenty of gardens that have failed.  We put in…

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How To: Vegetable Gardening Basics
Jun03

How To: Vegetable Gardening Basics

Gardening is not only a great hobby because it is enjoyable, it is a great way to make a hobby into something productive that your family can eat!  I have always loved plants, so much that I even considered majoring…

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Kids Activity- Home Dried Basil
May27

Kids Activity- Home Dried Basil

Although the basil plant I purchased in the produce section of my grocery store looked initially like it was going to die, We totally saved it!  I posted the dying picture on Facebook, and it was suggested multiple times to…

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Berries: From Farm To Table
Apr08

Berries: From Farm To Table

Getting connected to where our food comes from is important to understanding healthy food. So, when Driscoll's Berries invited Natalie and I to see where and how they grow their berries, let's just say we were a little more than…

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Growing Wheat Grass and Health Benefits
Mar20

Growing Wheat Grass and Health Benefits

Somewhere in the catacombs of my memory, I'm remembering growing wheat grass and then my mom putting it in a smoothie. I just called her to confirm - and she said 'Yes we did, and it was not good'. Ha…

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How to Can Your Own Spaghetti Sauce
Sep25

How to Can Your Own Spaghetti Sauce

  Wash tomatoes and place in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds or until skins split. Place in cold water and slip off skins. Remove stems, cores and quarter tomatoes Cut the top of the green peppers and remove…

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Growing a Garden
Sep11

Growing a Garden

  This summer we have spent a lot of time in our garden.  I mean A LOT.   Now that our kids are getting old enough to participate, it has been such a rewarding experience.  They have been invested in every…

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Freezing Green Beans
Sep04

Freezing Green Beans

Green beans does not have the reputation of zucchini, but it should!  If you keep picking them, they will just keep growing, and growing, and growing!  Luckily, freezing them is super easy and fast so it is ok if you…

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