Is your basil dying? Turing yellow and brown? Join the crowd. Last year was the first year that my sweet basil didn’t flourish. Sadly, they turned yellow, then brown and subsequently died. I learned during my master gardener classes that my basil dying was caused by downy mildew. So if you want basil this year, […]
This was my first year growing Delicata squash. It reminds me of a striped zucchini with a hard shell. I am in love with this squash since it is easy to grow and easier to cook. Here’s the scoop about why Delicata squash should be on your table. I call it the new butternut!
My digestive system has always been wonky. I can remember even as a teenager that “going to the bathroom” was a big deal. Maybe I was simply missing bitters in my diet? So I made my own bitters and you can too. Are you ready to end tummy woes and make your own bitters?
It’s cold time. Everyone seems to be complaining about sinus infections, sore throats, and head colds. Who doesn’t want sinus and cold relief? Here are my two weapons for relief: hydrogen peroxide and a Waterpik®. In my opinion, my Waterpik® is the best nasal irrigation system.
I am a jam maker! Every year I can’t wait for the raspberries so I can start making raspberry jam. (Here is my *famous* recipe.) But what about the seeds? I got you covered with the easiest way to deseed raspberries. Use a juicer. It may be a mess but stop struggling with a sieve.
With a yearly expanding garden and a new herbal product business, I just don’t have time to cook like I use to. Last year, I acquired an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that has been a game changer for me. What a game changer! I simply plop my food in the container, turn it on […]
Digestive bitters are my new best friend. Although I eat a very clean diet, I along with others struggle with constipation, gas, and stomach issues. The problem seems to be a lack of bitter food and herbs in our diet. So, what are bitters and how do you get your hands on some?
This year was my first year growing hibiscus sabdariffa from seed, which is known for its tart calyx for making tea and adding to food. (You may recall Celestial Seasoning’s Red Zinger tea?) So, I already taught you how to grow it from seed, and now let’s learn how to harvest hibiscus calyxes. Can’t you just […]