So, my sister-in-law makes THE BEST cream of broccoli soup. EVER. And she won’t give me the recipe because the person who gave it to her made her swear never to give it away. Can’t she cheat a little? I was determined to make this soup and it had to be just as good. In […]
The goal in your garden is not to eradicate all insects, but rather to create a natural environment of balance where “good” insects are eating or parasitizing “bad” insects to keep them under control. A great way to insure the presence of these beneficial insects is by providing plants which attract them to your garden.
Have you ever noticed dry, sunken patches of decay on the blossom end (opposite the stem) of your tomatoes? The spot will be small at first, dark green, and watery. It will eventually turn tan and produce a large, leathery area. Sometimes the lesion will turn black because of the presence of mold. What you […]
Herbs, in general, prefer full sun. Their flavor will generally be stronger when grown in sun, but there are several culinary herbs that do just fine in partial shade. Many herbs will not bloom when grown in shade, but that’s actually a bonus since the flavor often declines after flowering. Shade-grown herbs also tend to […]
You can just tell that Angela England, the author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is a get-it-done type of person. On a half acre of land she and her husband raise fruit, vegetables, bees, chickens for meat and eggs, goats, and 5 kids of the human variety. They produce 40% of […]
We have lots of company at our summer cottage and we love to cook out on the charcoal grill. Burgers are great, but sometimes we want something a little more fun. That’s when we make Chicken Fajitas!