I seem to be on a kick of how to reuse everything from my garden from leek leaves to raspberry seeds. So, now we move onto corn cobs. Remember, I taught you the easy peazy way to take corn off the cob? Well, what can you do with those cobs? In my case, there were 50 […]
You know I grow pumpkins and squashes–right? I am a broken record about the dreaded squash vine borer and squash bugs. But the reality is–growing them might not be your thing and you would rather savor those delectable pumpkins or squashes. I can’t blame you. Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie, butternut squash soup, or any […]
How many times have you bought parsley and it eventually spoils since you only needed a little? Been there and done that. I started to grow my own but unfortunately, parsley doesn’t overwinter in my gardening zone. So, I decide to freeze the parsley so every time a recipe calls for fresh parsley, I am […]
I love picking apples in the fall. After picking all those apples I can’t wait to make crockpot sugar-free apple sauce. But what happens when your small heirloom apple orchard decides to give you a lot more apples than the previous year. Or you just happen to pick way too many apples? Are you swimming in apple […]
My freezer and I are BFF (best friends forever.) Seriously. She opens her arms and says, “Anna, what do you have for me today?” She knows how much my garden harvest means to me and over the years, has gone that extra, extra mile to delivers delectable thawed vegetables. So, I bet you have a […]
Using every part of the plant has become a quest for me. Normally, I grow beans to dry them so by the time the beans are ready to harvest the leaves looks awful and shriveled up. However, when you harvest green beans or edamame, the leaves look amazing. Once they are harvested […]
As I stare at my refrigerator packed with food, sometimes I wonder if it is okay to drink the coconut milk that expired or can I refreeze the meat I was supposed to use. StillTasty, an internet and iPhone app, has all the answers and helps me to decide whether to toss or eat.
Last week we had to defrost our freezer. Over the months, I have been collecting grapefruit skins since I adore my grapefruit /orange peel vinegar for cleaning. It seemed silly to put this huge bag back in the freezer. So the grapefruit peels stared back at me and said, “what’s it going to be-compost or […]