How to Dry Garden Basil

Now is the time, my friends, to dry your basil so you can enjoy it all winter long. You’ve been plucking fresh basil to use in your recipes all summer, but before we know it summer will be gone and…

Lavender Lemon Pound Cake

This summer we went on a road trip that led us to the Lavender Festival in Orion, Michigan.  We had no idea what to expect, especially since this tiny town doesn’t even boast a hotel.  What we did discover was…

5 Kitchen Solutions for the Garden

  Although I don’t live a strict organic lifestyle, I do try to keep my garden chemical free. I am always looking for simple solutions to keep my small garden pest free. And by pests I mean everything from slugs…

Spring Garden — Putting in the Garden

I love fresh fruits and vegetables so putting in a garden every spring and nurturing my plants through the hot, hot summers is a not a chore I put up with, but a real pleasure.  Since I am a renter,…