Longwood Gardens: A Trip for the Soul

Longwood Gardens Sign

I love birthdays! Every year I spend the day with hubs at an arboretum of my choice.  The New York Botanical Garden was last year’s birthday trip where I learned  all about roses! This year we went to Longwood Gardens which is known for being one of THE GARDENS to go to. I wasn’t disappointed. [...]

Removing Beans from Pods Using the Dryer

Removing Beans from Pods

I hate removing dry beans from their pods.   I plant at least four beds of beans every year.  I complained in one of my YouTube videos that bean removal process was a big time hog.   One of my YouTube reader told me to use my dryer for faster shucking.  Shoot me now.  Learn why [...]

How to Store Used Coffee Grounds +Reuse Tips

Used Coffee Grounds

I love used coffee grounds and save them.  As Tony the Tiger says, they are GREAT in the garden.  In fact I bet you didn’t know that I was a frequent stalker at Starbucks waiting for them to put their used grounds in the gardener bin pick-up?  Unfortunately, I was competing against super gardener athletes [...]

Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Soup: Vegan, Paleo, GF

Cauliflower Cherry Tomato Cream Soup

I will admit it. I am not a recipe creator, but I do like to fiddle with other people’s recipes.  I sub a little of “this” and a lot of “that.”   Sometimes the recipe is awful and others times it works.  Case in point.  I had to write a post for a sponsor using [...]

Propagate Plants: Save Money to Create New Plants

Propagate Plants

I love to grow my own flowers and seeds but lately I discovered I can grow them without using seeds.  What, you say?  No, I haven’t lost it.  I just started using my own plants to make more plants.  My kitchen window sill is my laboratory–a new plant propagation system.  Want to learn how? Keep [...]

Supercharge Your Health with 5 Simple Green Living Hacks

Green Living Hacks to Supercharge Your Health

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. With summer almost behind us and kids going back to school, isn’t it time to jump start a healthier greener lifestyle? Ditching the toxins, choosing healthier food options and getting that butt off the couch sounds like a plan? Before you balk [...]

Mexican Bean Beetle: Learn How to Id and Prevent it.

Mexican Bean Beetle Destroy Beans

Last year I thought my bush bean leaves were ravished by the Japanese beetles.  The beetles didn’t touch my black or white beans  So I ignored the beetles to focus on bigger problems–the cabbage looper.  Well, ignorance is not bliss  since that “beetle” was the Mexican bean beetle which ravished all of my bean leaves [...]

Radish Health Benefits + Recipes (Using Leaves & Pods Too.)

Radish Health Benefits

Radishes are an acquired spicy taste but are quite healthy for you.   Hubs love them– especially the the black radishes. This year I decided to grow Daikon radishes as well as Hub’s beloved black radishes.  But the root is not the only star in the game. The leaves as well as the beans pods [...]