gardening · Homestead

The Magic​ of Simple Gardening Indoors

    I asked my husband for a Tower Garden since I heard about these magical Jetson-like growing machines in mid-2017.  He insisted that we didn’t need one since we live on 50 acres, but I knew what a blessing it would be.  So, I casually mentioned (about 100 times) how beneficial it would be.  No…… Continue reading The Magic​ of Simple Gardening Indoors

canning · Dinner · gardening · Lunch · Recipes

Walnut Pesto

  A few things happened this weekend that prompted me to whip up a batch of walnut pesto.  First, the basil I started from seed this spring is finally ready to be picked. Then, we had some major excitement in the garden yesterday.  I headed out to water the chickens and noticed something red on…… Continue reading Walnut Pesto

canning · gardening · Homestead · Recipes

Tomato Time

I want to take a minute to share some advice I received from my grandpa years ago.  If you grow tomatoes, this is something you should look into.  Tomato suckers are something I hunt down as my plants start to grow.  The suckers grow at the center space where a branch on a tomato plant…… Continue reading Tomato Time

Dinner · Homestead · Lunch · Recipes

Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown

Today, I entered the grilled cheese academy’s grilled cheese recipe showdown.  I stuck with a pretty basic recipe, but after reviewing the 2015 winners, I hope to get a more complex recipe submitted before the competition closes tomorrow.  That said, the one I submitted is pretty dang tasty!  Here’s what I put together.. Sassy Summer…… Continue reading Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown