Category Archives: Resources for Home Gardening

This category includes resources for home gardening, and occasional inspiration from seeing things grow.

Kill those thistles! (and other weeds too)


Over the last few years I’ve been on a vegetable gardening journey.  I also own a home and have landscaping around the house. Have you ever had a weed problem?  In my many years living here, there have been moments when I just wanted to rip everything out and put down sand and […]

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Re-Grow Celery in 3 Easy Steps


Re-growing Celery Frugal gardener…that could be my new title!  Earlier this year, I offered posts on starting a garden for free (click here and here).  I haven’t even had time to report on how many vegetables I’ve gotten for FREE this year, just by composting last year and over the […]

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Gluten Free Paleo Sweet Pickles


You know what I miss in my gluten free, Paleo lifestyle? CRUNCHY STUFF! That’s right.  Every week I get to hear who craves what when I attend the farmer’s markets.  Chocolate?  Yep, I’ve got a solution for that.  Sweets?  Yes!  I’ve got cookies and cake and no-bakes!  Ranch dressing and taco […]

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Start a Garden for FREE, part 2


Starting a Garden A few weeks ago, I shared an easy way to start your garden for free by getting seeds from a local seed library (see this post). In between that post and now, a lot has happened: a little travel, a LOT of rain, and a messy, muddy garden […]

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FREE Seed Library


Dreaming of a Green Garden Who is ready to get their garden started? The winter seems to have gone on forever.  I’m in DIRE need of fresh produce!  Although I remain grateful for a season that provides perspective (winter), I’m longing for those greens that excite the taste buds…the first […]

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Cilantro: Preserving By Freeze Drying


The garden abundance has continued, and I am so grateful for it!  Even moreso, I am grateful for what I am learning…canning, preserving, dehydrating, drying.  Fun and fulfilling!   Any cilantro lovers out there? Mmmmmm!!! I love this herb, so versatile and flavorful!  I use it in many of my […]

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Vegetables, how we love thee! (or not)


I have always loved colorful things, and I’m especially fascinated with the colors of nature.  I used to have a drawing of fresh vegetables hanging in the kitchen in a dark green frame.  I remember it having a deep purple eggplant, a rich red pepper, dark green peppers spilling across […]

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Gluten Free Apple Peel Snack Recipe


We are having an incredible apple season this fall!  Apples abound in every size, shape, and color. A dear friend of mine had quite a collection from her backyard, so she came over and we got busy with apples.  And talking.  And tasting.  Though I’m still not sure of what […]

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Gluten Free Grain Free Soy Free SPAGHETTI!


I am so excited, I am giddy!!  Yes, that’s right, gluten free, grain free, soy free SPAGHETTI!!!  I don’t even want to say what it is.  I just want to enjoy the delectable moments of this amazing stuff.  It’s one of those words that just sort of has a negative […]

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Gluten Free Raspberry Jam (Pectin Free!)


It’s been a busy experimental kitchen over here!! I feel like a squirrel getting ready for a long winter! Harvesting, cooking, canning, and filling every available space with nature’s bounty. Over the weekend, I was abundantly blessed with a gift of raspberries from a friend. I’ve been wanting some fruit […]

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