Like rosemary, basil is another one of my favorite herbs!  Its fragrant, bright green leaves are most renowned for use in the Italian sauce pesto, a yummy combination of basil, pine nuts, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and garlic.  Pesto is great as a pasta sauce, sandwich spread, or to flavor salads, such as a quinoa Read More →

Want a fun, easy, free gift for friends?  Share unwanted plants in your yard!  And, it’s a great way to recycle plant pots you get when you buy herbs, veggie starts, and other flowers. Seeds germinate in areas where you might not want them to grow.  Or, you simply don’t need 25 seedlings of the Read More →

In a few weeks, my CSA farm will start delivering weekly baskets of bountiful produce.  Lettuce, kale, swiss chard, spinach, peas, carrots, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, strawberries…LOTS of healthy organic food!  Each season, I struggle with fitting all the produce into my relatively space-limited side-by-side refrigerator.  Hard-shell storage containers haven’t worked for me because I Read More →

Thanks to the research I do for our website, I discovered Andrew Olson, the One Ingredient Chef!  You gotta love this guy!  His writing is fun and his website is chock full of healthy recipes.  His One Ingredient Diet fits in perfectly with those seeking an eco-friendly lifestyle: 1) Eat foods that start out as Read More →

I LOVE growing herbs!  They are often hardy and can withstand our year-round cold night temperatures.  Using fresh herbs in cooking adds wonderful flavor!  Like rosemary and sage, thyme is easy to grow and good for you! 100 Best Health Foods: “The evergreen leaves of thyme have a powerful aromatic flavor and strong antioxidant action Read More →