Pickled Vegetables – An Easy and Tasty Snack

Pickled vegetables made with spices and brine can be kept in the refrigerator for several weeks, are easy to create, and make a great healthy snack. In this week’s Tuesdays in the Garden we are sharing preserving and canning ideas. As you may know, I’m more of an ornamental than edible gardener. I do grow… [Read More]

Easy DIY Spice Wreath

Here’s another throw back from my herbal gift shop days. We used to make a lot of wreaths with dried flowers and herbs. Sometimes we would used herbs and spices to hang and display in the kitchen. This DIY spice wreath is pretty easy to make and you can have a lot of fun creating it…. [Read More]

Spiced Apple Cider Braised Ham

A long time ago my husband cooked a ham in apple cider and we remembered that it was a big hit, so in keeping with the season, I decided to try something similar for Sunday dinner. This time we are making a spiced apple cider braised ham, which starts with a fresh ham shank. You… [Read More]

Homemade Gifts: Spice Filled Mug Mats

Did you ever buy a quilter’s charm pack? They are five inch squares of coordinated fabric for quilters. I have a sewing machine and I wish I had the time and patience to make a quilt because the fabric designs out there are crazy gorgeous. I am guilty of buying the charm packs. One of… [Read More]