On Earth Day, I visited my granddaughters Eva’s and Emerson’s school. We had fun sharing seeds and plants and talking about being good stewards of our earth. The girls gave their teachers container herb gardens. A few had questions about growing herbs in containers. I’ve had requests from some of you about the same subject, so I thought it a timely topic. Although I grow … Continue reading Container Herb Garden for Mom
Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. Today, since Mother’s Day is this weekend, we talked about Mary Garden’s. Here’s some fun information. A MARY GARDEN Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were usually gardens that were enclosed, often in monasteries. I have always felt that an herb garden needs a statue of Mary, even before I … Continue reading DIY Mary Garden for Mother’s Day
Spring has definitely sprung here on my little patch of heaven. Erin, my neighbor across the road, asked if I had time to pick dandelions. My answer? I’d make time. We both picked baskets of dandelion flowers for jellies. A few leaves got tossed in, too, for salads. The wild violets were growing in profusion right alongside. Those make a lovely jelly or jam. So … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Roasted Carrots, Asparagus on Menu!
Horseradish is mentioned in Exodus 12:8 – “Everyone shall eat roast lamb that night with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.” Here’s a little history: The name comes from the English. The horse part means a large, coarse or strong plant, sort of well like a strong horse. And the word radish comes from the Latin word root. And if you’ve ever seen fresh horseradish … Continue reading Horseradish Easy to Grow and Use
Whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter or simply the arrival of spring and new growth, I wanted to say I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and gratefulness! I’m thankful for you! Continue reading Happy Easter and Happy Spring
I’m looking forward to “planting seeds of wisdom and fun”with my grandchildren, Eva, Emerson and Ellery again this year on Earth Day at their schools. I’ll be bringing in herbs and edible flowers for them to sniff, feel and enjoy. They’ll get to remove seeds from birdhouse gourds, and take home some Indian corn seeds. Kids really get into the whole concept, as you can … Continue reading Earth Day
Chamomile is one of the ingredients in gripe water Kathy W., a reader, wanted to know how to make Gripe water. Wow! I love that folks are going back to homemade remedies. Gripe water is an old fashioned medicine that is often used to help ease pain and discomfort experienced by infants. The home remedy can be used to soothe tummy upset pain associated with teething and … Continue reading Homemade Gripe Water