Plant herbs now for the best homemade seasonings later

Its almost spring and its time to start thinking about what new plants you’re going to try growing this year.  Here’s one suggestion – growing herbs and spices so you can make spice mixtures from the plants you’ve grown yourself on your own land.  Now how special would it be to give gifts to friends […]

Make onion powder from your home grown onions this year

ONION POWDER Onions are one of my prized crops each year because I think they really do taste so much better than what you can get in the store.  They last longer and its always fun to just go out to the garden and pull up an onion.  Even if its small its going to […]

Outstanding Healthy Options for Pumpkin Spice Latte & coffee

The comparison with Starbucks shows the need to find healthy options for pumpkin spice latte. I admit that I love pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. And so do a lot of other people as according to Forbes magazine the pumpkin spiced latte is Starbucks number one limited edition drink. The PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte) has sold […]

Trademark ruling on “what is urban homesteading”?

What is urban homesteading? As a lawyer I’m always interested when gardening and law collide. That sounds violent! But in this situation I’ve read about, its far more sad than any other adjective. Last week the Federal Courts ruled that the use of the words Urban Homesteading should not have been trademarked. To me, that […]

8 Mistakes I made in the Garden this year

I confess… I have multiple mistakes I made in the Garden this year! I had a great vegetable garden this year and we are still eating from it today… we had delicious green beans with dinner tonight in fact!  But there are some mistakes I made in the garden this year.  I am a tad […]

Meals in a Jar – Book Review

   Meals in a Jar is a book written by Julie Languille in 2013 and published by Ulysses Press.  Julie lives on Whidbey Island in Washington State and her bio indicates she owns a dinner planning website and is a preparedness and food storage workshop teacher.  I believe, although I am not sure, that Ms. […]

Peeling hard boiled eggs when using fresh from the chicken eggs

Peeling hard boiled eggs  Its becoming more and more popular for urban city and suburban dwellers to raise chickens for their eggs.  There are lots of good reasons to raise chickens, but fresh eggs from chickens you raise yourself in a humane way is at the top of my list.  But there was one problem […]