Dehydrating Herbs

Dehydrating Herbs

My gardens are bursting with herbs and I can't use them fast enough! That is where dehydrating them comes in. I have  a simple and inexpensive dehydrator that I purchased about 20 years ago. I us…
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My Favorite Rhubarb, Berry Desert

My Favorite Rhubarb, Berry Desert

I love being able to find fresh local fruit like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and rhubarb. Right now, the berries are bursting with flavor.  They are perfect for eating just as they are…
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The Gardens are Planted!

The Gardens are Planted!

Summer is my favorite time of year! Digging into the fresh dirt, the smells and the excitement of eating from my own garden and the day to day care of having my own garden can be enjoyable.  Espe…
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Fresh Farm Eggs and Pancake Breakfast

Fresh Farm Eggs and Pancake Breakfast

I love farm fresh eggs. For years I raised my own egg layers and became spoiled with how firm the yolk and egg whites are. The freshness really makes a difference in taste but also in my baking. So, t…
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Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar

Making salads in a jar has become a very popular way of enjoying eating greens every day. A year ago, I invited a few of my friends over to make salads. We were all trying to make simple changes t…
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Fresh Cilantro

Fresh Cilantro

The other night a friend brought over a nice filet of salmon. I just happened to have garden fresh cilantro to use and never thought of using it on salmon. Oh my gosh, you need to try this! Resear…
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Eating My Greens

Eating My Greens

I couldn't resist sharing this photo I took this past fall. I pulled these plants out of one of our Tower Gardens for a salad in a jar class that I host every week. I continue to harvest herbs and…
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Planting for Wildlife

Planting for Wildlife

This beautiful photo was taken from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. One way to attract wildlife is to plant for wildlife. When selecting trees and shrubs look for plants that will provide shel…
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Cozy Up With a Hot Bowl of Soup

Cozy Up With a Hot Bowl of Soup

Winter season is definately here in Minnesota. We are now in the single digits and it is cold! Just the thought of a big bowl of soup gives me a warm and cozy feeling. I have so many favorite soup re…
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My Favorite Pumpkin Pie Desert

My Favorite Pumpkin Pie Desert

Thanksgiving is a time when many of us come together with friends and family and enjoy turkey and all the fixings. I remember my mother and grandmother planning and cooking for days to prepare for the…
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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

I enjoy everything pumpkin, especially this time of year. I especially enjoy making pumpkin seeds. I love how my house takes on the aroma of the roasting seeds. Plus, pumpkin seeds are packed with gre…
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Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Welcome to our blog. I am excited to be able to share with you many topics from gardening, recipes, nutritional information and lifestyle tips to help you and your family. By now, most gardeners have…
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