How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter this fall plays a huge roll in how your garden will perform and produce next year. All too often, the vegetable garden plot become an afterthought as autumn settles in. Once plants begin to lose their vigor, and production slows or stops all together, many gardeners simply let... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Food Sticks to Cast Iron

Cooking with cast iron is a major learning curve….one that nearly scared me away from the process altogether. Thankfully, I stuck it out, continued to practice, and learned from my mistakes. The main reason I almost gave up cooking in cast iron was because I couldn't overcome the stickiness. Boy, am I glad I just... Continue Reading →

September Gardening Check List

September is one of the busiest months of the year for our garden. Fruit and vegetables mature, heat intensifies, canning equipment comes out, and we prepare for all of the food preservation that will soon come our way. Let’s take a look at whats on my September Gardening Check List! I am sharing monthly garden... Continue Reading →

How to Care for Cut Sunflowers

I always grow a large patch of sunflowers somewhere in my vegetable garden. The bright yellow petals are such a joy to look at as I tend to my gardening tasks! While I prefer to leave most of the flowers to continue growing outside, I also enjoy a happy vase of sunflowers on the table... Continue Reading →

August Gardening Check List

August is one of the busiest months of the year for our garden. Fruit and vegetables mature, heat intensifies, canning equipment comes out, and we prepare for the abundance of harvest. Let’s take a look at whats on my August Gardening Check List! I am sharing monthly garden to-do lists here on the blog for... Continue Reading →

How to Ripen Green Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a versatile and delicious fruit to grow in the garden, but knowing when they're ripe and ready to eat can be tricky! Eating a tomato before it is ripe means you miss out on its full flavor. On the other hand, leaving tomatoes to ripen on the vine often results in pests getting... Continue Reading →

July Gardening Check List

July is one of the slowest months of the year for our garden. The plants grow, rains grow fewer, weeds slow a bit, heat intensifies, and we prepare for the coming harvest. Summer is fully upon us! Let's take a look at whats on my July Gardening Check List! I am sharing monthly garden to-do... Continue Reading →

Tips for Baking in Cast Iron

How does one successfully bake in cast iron skillets, pans, or other dishes? I've learned a lot on this topic through trial and error. I'd like to share 5 tips for baking in cast iron with you today! Many mistakes have been made along my cast iron journey, so I’ve shared them all here: Cast Iron... Continue Reading →

Stop and Smell the Roses

I'd like to invite you to slow down for a moment, come and see the beauty our Creator places in objects like roses, and say a prayer of thanks for the little glimpses of heaven that He places all around us. There really is something to the phrase, "Stop and smell the roses." Don't the... Continue Reading →

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