Seed Saving is a fun past time and great for becoming self reliant in the garden. Learning to save seeds from your bean, pea and legume plants is incredibly easy and the perfect plant to start!
If you are looking for healthy but affordable food options or great tasting food that is sustainably grown, or just something new to add to your meal repertoire, you might want to consider the small yet mighty lentil. They are an incredibly versatile, affordable, nutrient rich food. Learn how to prepare lentils for perfect results […]
Growing corn can be an iffy thing in Alaska. Too often, the summers just don’t get warm enough. But this year we have hope. Last summer reached well into the 80’s (unusual for here!) and there’s a chance this summer will be warm too. So in hope, we’ve planted a short season sweet corn. To […]
Bean hole beans are a long tradition in North America, dating back to before the arrival of white settlers. Sort of the original crock pot cooking, bean hole beans are the ultimate set and forget food. Plus they’re delicious and can feed A LOT of people with little effort.
Happy Year of Pulses! The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared 2016 the Year of Pulses, so I’ve decided to do a blog series discussing what pulses are and why they are important. This is just one of many posts discussing the magical world of beans and other pulses. In this […]
Learn to pressure can dried beans (legumes) with this step-by-step guide, so that you have them available for a quick meal!