Turmeric Squash Soup

This soup is wonderful enjoyed hot or cold. Soups are a super easy summer dish to make. This recipe combines winter squash that matured in my garden this month and spices like turmeric and pepper. This week I was looking to create an easy slow cooker recipe. I was super busy and did not haveContinue reading “Turmeric Squash Soup”

Breaking Down the Expectation for Produce to Be Pretty

Produce does not have to be perfect or pretty to be edible. Food waste is a huge problem in not only the U.S., but around the world. It is a nearly completely avoidable issue given that everyone involved from the top down works together. Food waste not only hurts the planet and furthers the problemContinue reading “Breaking Down the Expectation for Produce to Be Pretty”

Southern Summer Slow Cooker Vegetable Rice

Delicious summer vegetables make this slow cooker rice a hit! We’re now halfway into our month of slow cooker meals. I have really enjoyed coming up with and trying these amazing recipes. I truly hope y’all have been enjoying them just as much as I have. This week’s recipe is a downright delicious rice recipe.Continue reading “Southern Summer Slow Cooker Vegetable Rice”

Why You Should Save Seeds

Seed saving can not only increase longevity of your garden and save you money, but it is also a very rewarding experience. When first thinking about saving your seeds it can seem a bit overwhelming. Questions like how to do it right and what seeds will be good to save, as well as what theContinue reading “Why You Should Save Seeds”

Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry

Curry is a hearty dish that originated in India, but has now spread far from Southeast Asia! Curry is now enjoyed all across the US. There are many variants to curry. I personally love curries that combine chickpeas and tomatoes. However, the star of any curry is it’s seasonings. Whether you use a blend ofContinue reading “Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry”

What Happened in My Garden: July 2020

July can be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, months of the warm growing season. Not going to lie, July is a hard month in Delaware. Pests and disease are at their peak and it can often seem like your garden is just dying before your eyes. I know I felt that. From vineContinue reading “What Happened in My Garden: July 2020”

How to Amend Clay Soil

There are three main soil types. Sandy soil, humus (or silt) soil, and clay soil. Clay soil is the heaviest and with that comes a few challenges when it comes to gardening. Clay soil is very commonly found in the Midwestern states in the US. It can also be found in the Southeast, however theContinue reading “How to Amend Clay Soil”

Why Your Garden Needs Calcium

Calcium is one of the vital nutrients your plants need to flourish, and it’s important to prevent a deficiency in your garden. Calcium is one of the essential micro-nutrients that every garden needs. It prevents fruit from rotting as well as altering the makeup of soils with a high amount of clay. Many problems canContinue reading “Why Your Garden Needs Calcium”

Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies

I still remember my childhood babysitter used to make no bake cookies with me in her dad’s kitchen. Those days were always nice, especially in the summer when our cookie cravings were met with ninety degree days. No one wanted to run the oven on those days, but something had to satisfy our craving forContinue reading “Easy Chocolate No Bake Cookies”

The Problem With Monocropping

Today Monocrop Fields Are the Industry Standard, However This Practice is Very Problematic If you’ve ever driven through a rural area you would’ve quickly realized that all of the individual plants in each of the fields are the same type of plant. Acres, tens of acres, even hundreds or thousands of acres of the sameContinue reading “The Problem With Monocropping”