An Evening at Adkins Arboretum

On Saturday my family drove forty minutes south west of our home in Dover, DE to a state park in Ridgley, MD. The weather was mild which made it perfect to go walk some trails. It’s been fall for about a month now, but the area around my home is just now starting to reallyContinue reading “An Evening at Adkins Arboretum”

Simple Veggie and Rice Soup

As it gets colder in the evenings I want more and more to just enjoy a nice, warm, dinner. This soup is just right for that. It’s warm and comforting and perfect for those cool fall evenings. This soup is very easy to prepare and can be made in under forty-five minutes. I cooked myContinue reading “Simple Veggie and Rice Soup”

Tips For Making Jam

Making my own jam is one of the things that helps me feel better about saying good bye to my garden for the year. It is now halfway through October. It’s crazy how fast this year has flown. It seems like we jumped from the peak of summer to a month into fall in theContinue reading “Tips For Making Jam”

Chili Chickpea and Lentil Burgers

Burgers are a timeless American classic. I’d venture to say most people enjoy at least the occasional burger. However, once I became vegan I could no longer eat the traditional beef, chicken, or turkey burgers. Thankfully my mom owns a cookbook filled with vegan and vegetarian recipes. It’s a cookbook she’s owned most of myContinue reading “Chili Chickpea and Lentil Burgers”

5 Uses For Fresh Sage

Sage is a lovely woody herb that is very versatile. My sophomore year of high school I worked in my school’s greenhouse as part of one of my agriculture classes. I got to plant flowers for my school’s annual plant sale, water the things growing in the greenhouse, and start a herb garden. It wasContinue reading “5 Uses For Fresh Sage”

What Happened In My Garden: September 2020

September is now over! Fall has begun and my garden continues to change. For starters my tomatoes have completely taken over! They seem to get bigger every day. I try to prune them once every other week to control disease and try to get better airflow and within a week they’ve completely regrown. I’ll probablyContinue reading “What Happened In My Garden: September 2020”

Thai Basil Pinwheels

Hyssop is a fragrant herb that is native to the Middle East. It has a minty flavor and is used fresh and dried. When I used it dried I have to cook it like I did with the glaze in this recipe in a liquid beforehand, because when hyssop dries it becomes very hard. IContinue reading “Thai Basil Pinwheels”

The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost

Compost can be a huge asset to your garden! Compost has so many benefits when used in the garden. From increasing organic material, nutrient levels, and water holding capacity to encouraging micro and macro organisms to live in your soil. Compost is all around an incredible asset to your garden. Compost can be sourced fromContinue reading “The Perks Of Using Your Own Compost”

Rosemary & Thyme Bread

Bread making is something I’ve been around for several years now. My mom bakes homemade sourdough all the time not only for our family, but for the members of her CSA too. However, I’ve never been much of a fan of sourdough so I’ve spent the past few months learning and experimenting with making myContinue reading “Rosemary & Thyme Bread”

People Who’ve Inspired Me

Inspiration is a resource that can come from many sources. Everyone who has gardened or is gardening would probably tell you they had someone who inspired them. Someone who showed them what gardening could bring. Someone who gave them the push they needed. I’m no different. My first inspiration is always my mom. I grewContinue reading “People Who’ve Inspired Me”