So many of us are trying to focus on serving nutritious family dinners each evening, but are incredibly strapped for time. In our house, I have been trying to make your our meals are nutrient dense and something both my fussy daughter and I will eat. Sometimes my solution is a mix of ready made items, like a rotisserie chicken along with a quick saute of vegetables. That is exactly what is on our dinner menu tonight.
Recycling a no longer used recycle bin into a small organic garden may just be the most apropos repurpose ever. Though simple it was one of my favorite Earth Day projects that we have done. My daughter’s pride and excitement that she is growing tomatoes… [read more]
Many families find it very challenging to get all members to eat their vegetables. Unless everyone likes the same thing, someone always gets left out. Suzy likes sweet, but Jimmy likes spicy. Mom loves garlic, but dad hates it. You get the idea. Plain veggies ensure those who don’t like a particular seasoning are not left out, but plain is not all that exciting for anyone.
Tomato plants are some of the most resilient, strong and fast growing plants in the vegetable garden, but as they grow, their size makes them more susceptible to damage from strong winds or falling over because of their weight when they are full of fruit…. [read more]
Ornamental vegetables are a great way to add color and texture to a garden that needs a little perking up, especially in the spring and fall months. Bright reds, purples, interesting shades of green and blue, ornamental vegetables come in so many forms in all… [read more]
Growing vegetables in the middle of a flower garden might seem strange to some, but with a little planning they can actually grow very well together. We have become very used to dividing up the types of plants that we grow, keeping vegetables in a… [read more]