Gardening

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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Rainbow Salad With Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Who said carrots have to only be orange?! Carrots come in every color of the rainbow, and when you dress up this rainbow salad with orange poppyseed dressing, your kitchen is sure to pop with color and the kids will…

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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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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

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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