Favorite Cookbooks for Using All Those Vegetables!

Favorite Cookbooks for Using All Those Vegetables!

My family always gives me a hard time because I have a deep and abiding love for cookbooks. I read them like novels! In fact, when designing our kitchen, I knew that I wanted a bookshelf (floor to ceiling) where I could house all of them. I cook almost every night and...
In The Garden

In The Garden

It’s August and while this has been such a strange, odd summer in so many ways, the garden has chugged along just as it always does, with many successes and a few frustrations as well. I love watching the beauty unfold in the garden, every season bringing...
A Wildflower Meadow

A Wildflower Meadow

Four years ago, when we bought our farm, everything was fairly wild around the house and land. It hadn’t been used as a farm, or perhaps even for enjoyment of the land, in quite awhile. Therefore, we had, and have, lots of overgrowth, vines and invasives that we...
The Lavender

The Lavender

While lavender doesn’t have big, beautiful, ruffly petals it does have a plethora of other things that very few plants can offer. In addition to its beauty it provides protection from pests, a heavenly scent, many culinary and craft uses and its season is...
Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic Scape Pesto

We eat a lot of garlic around here. In fact, I would say I use a clove or two in at least 80% of our meals. So when I learned that it was fairly easy to grow your own garlic, I jumped on it. I was fortunate in that my dear friend, Susan, who has a beautiful and...
Self Care in the Garden

Self Care in the Garden

Before I head out the door to work, in the garden or flower field, there are several things I almost always do. Applying sunscreen is a big one for me. I spent many years trying to get a tan, but now I would prefer to not have more sunspots or wrinkles! I also want to...