Purple Dead Nettle.

Purple Dead Nettle Uses, Benefits, and Recipes

Purple dead nettle may be a weed, but it has more health benefits than many veggies in your garden. Keep reading to see purple dead nettle uses, benefits, and some great medicinal and culinary recipes.

How to Make and Store Dried Tomatoes

With the growing season quickly coming to a close, I’ve got a glut of San Marzano tomatoes right now. Seems like the perfect time to try sun-drying them. After reading

Summer Fun + Cold Cucumber Soup

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post: I don’t think I’ve ever taken this long of a break! Why the silence? No particular reason except

Organic Container Gardening

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. As I mentioned in a recent post, we purchased our home because

Homemade Mint Extract Recipe

I’ve signed up for National Blog Posting Month which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013. Is this crazy? Possibly, but I love a challenge. I mentioned this homemade

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How to Grow Your Own Garlic

My whole family adores garlic… I use it in my cooking just about every day and my 10 year old daughter even eats it raw! In order to have a

One Simple Change: Grow Your Own

Welcome to my 24th One Simple Change post, my friends! {New here? Wondering what the heck is One Simple Change? It’s my year-long series of posts that focus on small

homemade garlic chile sauce

DIY Garlic Chile Sauce

I am kind of addicted to chile sauces. It’s true! I dab spicy condiments onto pretty much everything I eat. My goal with this recipe was to create something akin

Lemon Balm Pesto with Cashews

While I do love traditional pesto made with basil, I am also a fan of using different fresh herbs and greens to create variations of this versatile condiment. I have

Ginger Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Though I try to limit the sugar in my diet, I have lately become obsessed with making homemade simple syrups. I love infusing them with herbs from my garden…the flavor

Troubleshooting Compost

It’s Eco-Friendly Friday: the day of the week I devote to sharing something “green” here on the blog. Before I get to today’s post, though, I want to remind you

Rose Petal and Lemon Balm Jelly

A month or so ago, when my roses were in full bloom, I plucked what seemed like an awful lot of petals and set them aside to dry. My intention

Green Tomato Chutney

Frosty nights have arrived here in New York’s Hudson Valley. Sadly, this means the end of tender plants including tomatoes. If you’re able to salvage some green tomatoes from your

Pumpkin Clafouti

From soups to scones to smoothies, I thought I’d tried pumpkin in pretty much everything. Until today, that is…when I made pumpkin clafouti. Clafouti is a traditional French dessert that