How to Make a Big Batch of Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade sauerkraut is the bomb. Seriously. I know, I know. If you are like me, you hear the word sauerkraut and think YUCK. But I’m guessing if that is your

My New Favorite Way to Grow Produce!

If you’ve been hanging around my blog in the past, you probably know by now that I love to garden. Growing up, we had a huge garden and I was

Tips to Help You Eat More Real, Whole Foods!

Okay, so this month we are focusing on eating more Real, Whole Food. For some of us, this isn’t TOO difficult on most days. But for others this is uncharted

My Garden is Going Crazy!

Oh my word. My garden is going crazy. This is the first year planting at our new place, although it has been my parent’s garden for the last 27 years.

Seed Saving – should you do it?

My sister texted me this picture yesterday and wrote “you should write a blog post on seed-saving”. The problem is, I don’t know much about this topic. I wish I

What’s So Special About Heirloom Tomatoes?

Have you planted any Heirloom Tomatoes in your garden this year? A few years ago when I worked for Earthkeeper Farm, I was introduced to the BEAUTY and FLAVOR of

Too Much Kale? Dehydrate it!

I have to admit that this is an experiment. So, I might need your help to give it a try as well and together we’ll see if this works…. First

Blueberry Picking (and a great new place to pick!)

Today I took my kids blueberry picking. It was the perfect day – cloudy, not too hot and not raining. Per the advice of a friend, I went to a

Resources for Planning Your Garden

As soon as we get a few nice, sunny days here in wintry, cold Michigan, I start dreaming about my garden. I spent last weekend with some girlfriends from church

Canned Salsa Recipe (with simple canning instructions)

I am just about sick of dealing with tomatoes, aren’t you? I love them, I really do. But by the middle of September after I’ve stewed, sauced, dehydrated, chopped, pureed

What to Do with ALL Those Cherry Tomatoes

It’s that time of year when the tomatoes start going crazy in the garden. Those bigger tomatoes are easy to cook up and make into tomato sauce, pasta sauce or

Preserving your summer veggies!

If you have a garden, you know how much work it is to get it ready, plant   the seeds, water it, and weed it. Then, if you are lucky,

Kale Chips!!!

If you have visited a farmer’s market in the last several weeks, you’ve probably noticed lots and lots of KALE! And, if you are like me, you start to wonder

Spring! (Plus pictures of my finished sauerkraut!)

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party”! -Robin Williams I love springtime. The apple trees are blooming, the tulips, daffodils and crocuses are colorful and vibrant. AND, it means

The BEST Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe!

Have you ever wondered  about the lost art of preserving produce? Long before refrigerators, people knew how to preserve produce to eat throughout the winter. Nowadays, this topic is hardly talked about