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Asian Cucumber Salad

One of the best ways I think to use up garden cucumbers is to make a salad. It’s fast and can last for days in the fridge.  I grew up with my mother making the traditional cucumber salad with vinegar, sugar and white onion. I wanted to change things up a bit so I put […]

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15 Vegetables to Plant in March

  Even though it doesn’t seem like the planting season in the Philadelphia area or other places in the Northeast – it is and some seeds can even be planted now outdoors. You can easily gets organic seeds from many places locally and online at one of my new favorite places – Grow Organic. These […]

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Fall Garden Party Ideas

A few weeks ago I hosted a Fall Garden Party. The Fall Garden Party is to celebrate fall and to replenish the earth for spring. I wanted to not only encourage myself to become more active in the garden in the fall but I was encouraging others to plan ahead for a beautiful spring garden. […]

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5 Fall Gardening Tips

Some people may think the gardening season is over but for some of us we are still planting and harvesting fall vegetables and herbs. It’s also a time to prepare the garden for the winter season. Here are my top 5 fall gardening tips, these will help you when preparing for fall crops and making […]

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Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

This year in my garden I may have had issues getting zucchini and tomatoes but my cabbage thrived. I have beautiful heads of cabbage – and I wondered what in the world should I do with these? There is only so much coleslaw one person can make. Growing up in a polish family I grew […]

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Summer Roasted Tomatoes

I have to say my garden this summer hasn’t produced much and my tomatoes have seen the biggest hit from this wacky summer weather. I’ve managed to get enough tomatoes to roast some for a Mushroom Leek Lasagna I made last week. This is a easy recipe that you can use for many things, including […]

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Gardening with Kids

I am really looking forward to this weekend. I’ve been traveling so much that it will be nice to be home with my family. Gardening season is upon us and we will spend a good part of the weekend getting our garden ready. We make this a family event. Together we clean out the garden, […]

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Planting Peas in Spring

One of the first things you can start planting in the spring is peas. This hardy vegetable is a favorite of adults and children and can be picked and eaten right from the vine. Peas are easy to grow and like a lot of sun, they like about 6 hours of full sun each day….pretty […]

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Planting and Harvesting Lettuce

I have to say that lettuce is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. I’ve started from seed and also plants and both grow equally as well. I’ve grown mostly Romain and Spring Mix but there are so many others you can choose from such as;  Butterheads, Bibb, or even the most kind, iceberg. PLANTING […]

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Rhubarb – Mixed Berry Dessert Sauce

 If you follow me you know I love Rhubarb! I grow in my garden and have plenty for myself as well as others throughout the growing season. I am constantly looking for new ways to use this midwest favorite. This new sauce I created is by far the best thing I’ve made to date using […]

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