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Grow Some Food!

Growing a vegetable garden in your own backyard provides food for the table, of course. But the ready availability to locally produced food is good for the environment as well, as long as you’re growing organically. And then there’s the soul soothing act of digging in the soil. Isn’t it time you grew some food?? See ALL of my garden posts here!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.


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How to Get Rid of Cabbage Worms in the Garden

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The cabbage white butterfly is drawn to brassicas. A single caterpillar can decimate a young plant. These natural pest control methods can keep them at bay.

Delicious Garlic Lemon Basil Sauce

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Make up a batch of this flavorful basil sauce to make pasta salad sing. Drizzle it on grilled chicken. Or spread it in a sandwich. DELICIOUS!

Easy & Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe

square white dish with fresh peach salsa

This sweet and savory fresh peach salsa recipe is a perfect summertime appetizer. Or serve it alongside grilled chicken for a pop of flavor!

Learn How to Propagate Basil for Fresh Flavor

propagating basil cuttings in water

There are two ways to go about propagating basil: Starting with seed or taking cuttings from an existing plant. Share the love between gardening friends!

Oregano is an Essential Herb to Grow in your Garden

Oregano plant

Oregano leaves are essential to any gardener who likes to cook Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern or Mexican cuisine. This flavorful herb is enjoyed fresh or dried because of its pungent and powerful peppery flavor.