My mother grew up on a farm on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.
There were woods and pastures and fields and fantastic views out over the valley.
We lived down in the town, but she never tired of ‘going for a drive’ up … Continue reading.....
What do you think?
Wouldn’t an umbrella look lovely next to those two chairs mon mari just built?
I think it would.
The advantage of having our pool and deck on that side of the house is that it gets all of the afternoon sun.… Continue reading.....
It’s spring – at least for us.
I have a basket full of seeds ready for my potager, although my potager is not ready for the seeds.
I have, in the past, sown my seeds directly into the soil.
I have also, in the past, … Continue reading.....
You know I love (hate) to garden and plant a decent size (but not huge) vegetable garden every year.
You also know that my garden supplies almost all of our vegetables for the year.
Even if you are in the midst of cold, rainy, snowy … Continue reading.....
Occasionally I’m nice to people trying to get their work on-line….
This Guest Post, by Wendy Dessler, is one of those times.
Growing Your Own Food From Seed
Photo credit: Bingaman Mellish
It is hard to believe that 2018 is more than half over. Yet, … Continue reading.....
Having a vegetable garden (potager) is one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake.
It’s a lot of work for six or seven months, depending on your growing season, but being able to grow and eat your own vegetables all summer, fresh from the … Continue reading.....
One knows summer is in full swing when the kitchen counter is covered in summer squash.
I have been harvesting them for 2 weeks now, and already have about 10 quarts of soup in the freezer for winter lunches.
I let them get about 10″ … Continue reading.....
Our neighbor had to go to a wedding in Scotland. As they were going to be gone for a few weeks, the poor folks had to find a home for.some smoked salmon that wouldn’t keep.
Being a good neighbor, I volunteered.
It was what we … Continue reading.....
I rarely see fresh beets (beetroot) here.
It’s not a vegetable I really liked when I was younger, but I have always loved pickled beets.
What I remember most clearly about the first time I made pickled beets is the mess.
Red beets, the most … Continue reading.....
Did I mention that I had 20 of these baby pumpkins?
When one ‘cooks with the seasons’ one can get into a rut….
Asparagus in spring, zucchini in summer and pumpkins / winter squashes in fall.
When one has a garden and grows vegetables that … Continue reading.....