What to Do with All That Halloween Candy!

Our trick-or-treaters did their candy route in record time and pulled in quite a haul. You could smell the sugar wafting from their bags as they ran by. As the weather cools, the hydrangea bushes have dried flower heads which are visually interesting. They mix with some plantings that are at their most colorful display when the season starts to … Continue reading

getting started with an herb garden

Your ingredients work together to create a finished dish that you follow in a recipe or create yourself. The freshest ingredients you can find make any finished product taste better. Fresh herbs can make the whole dish really sing. Maybe you want to get started and create your own herb garden. Don’t know where to begin? Read … Continue reading

tomato tips for the season

Nothing says warm-weather-food like a juicy tomatoes. They work as a super-fresh ingredient in everything from salads, to sandwiches, and pasta dishes. A tomato still warm from the afternoon sun is also the perfect pairing with a sprinkle of salt and sliced on a crusty loaf of bread. There are so many varieties of tomato ranging in … Continue reading

running on empty and a year later

This time last year we had no power. Hurricane Sandy plunged neighborhoods into darkness. We were living without everything we take for granted. During the day we added an extra layer of clothing in a house where everything was cold to the touch. When the sun started to go down, we knew we were headed for another … Continue reading

boo! scare up some pumpkin seeds

Halloween is right around the corner, but the partying has already started. We had the annual Boo Bash at school. Costumes, cupcakes, candy and chaos. My younger guy was all fired up for it. We made cupcakes with sprinkles and he got in character to be a vampire. It served as another reminder that my older … Continue reading

strawberry bowls forever

The very trait of organic berries we value is that there are no pesticides. Yet, that is the very reason you’re in such a race to use them. They’re highly perishable and meant to be consumed quickly.  What if you were tempted by that overflowing basket of June strawberries? Now, you’re overwhelmed with how fast they need to be … Continue reading

5 ways to save money on organic food

Participants of the 2013 blogathon, over at Michelle Rafter’s site at Word Count, are guest posting today, June 12, 2013, on each other’s blogs. Today’s guest post is from Leah Ingram, founder of the wonderful blog, Suddenly Frugal, at http://www.suddenlyfrugal.com/. Head over and check it out. It’s packed with great money-saving tips you can use every … Continue reading