Make an Inexpensive Herb Garden in a Burlap Sack

Make an inexpensive herb garden in a burlap sack. The perfect portable gift for those who like gardening and cooking. It can be set near a door for easy access, so you can snip what you need quickly, even if it’s raining outside. Today’s theme for Tuesdays in the Garden is Mother’s Day garden-themed gifts… [Read More]

Holiday Mashed Potatoes

My mother often served mashed potatoes with our dinner. I mean, who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? But, during the holidays, or even at a special dinner, she would serve what I call holiday mashed potatoes. Holiday Mashed Potatoes     They are really easy to make, and work well with any main entrée. Basically all… [Read More]

7 Ways to Use Herbs from the Garden

If you’ve started growing herbs this year, or if you’ve been growing them for a while, you may be looking for some good uses for these very versatile plants.  After all according to Merriam-Webster, an herb is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. That bring us a whole… [Read More]

Cooking with Herbs – All About Chives

Welcome to the first post in a series of short articles about cooking with herbs. Today we will focus on cooking with chives. The chive plant which is part of the lily family and cousins to garlic, shallots and onions.     Growing Chives Chives are one of the easiest herbs to grow. They show… [Read More]