Scott and I visit botanical gardens whenever possible. If we are on vacation and there is one nearby, we add it to our itinerary. Our favorite part about visiting gardens in the summertime is seeing the water lilies. The water lily display at Longwood Gardens is breathtaking. The last time we visited, Scott told me … More You Deserve Water Lilies, Too!
We had a beautiful, ripe watermelon in our garden, so I asked Scott to bring it in and cut it up. Scott’s parents were visiting from Massachusetts, and his mom suggested that we make some fun cocktails with the watermelon and other things in our garden. Here’s what we came up with: The Basil Melon … More Melon Mixers
Last week, temperatures dropped below 90 degrees, which basically felt like the beginning of fall. I took the opportunity to make some delicious soup with lots of vegetables from our garden. The temperature is back up to the 90’s this week, so the leftovers are all in the freezer. We’ll enjoy them in the fall! … More Garden Veggie Soup
I have been cooking Caprese pasta, Caprese pasta salad, Caprese salad, and Caprese sandwiches for as long as I can remember. If Caprese is in the name, we’ll eat it! Here’s my latest recipe, a Caprese pasta dish using cherry tomatoes from our garden. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grab as many red, ripe … More Roasted Tomato Caprese Pasta
Do you have an abundance of tomatoes from your garden? Hollow them out and make some stuffed tomatoes! Rather than share one recipe, I’ll give you three options – there’s something for everyone here! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. We used Ace heirloom tomatoes for these recipes, but you can use any tomato variety … More Three Stuffed Tomatoes
Bees are a vital part of gardening. Without their pollination powers, many of our plants would not grow. The more bees you attract, the more fruit and veggies you’ll harvest. While it would be ideal to have a beehive in your yard, this isn’t possible for everyone. However, you don’t need to own a hive … More Bee Beacons: How to Attract Bees to Your Garden
Watering your garden is simple, right? Not necessarily. Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to water your garden. On these hot days of summer, wasting water can be a real drain on local water systems. The following tips will explain how to conserve water, which is better for the … More Conserving Water in Your Garden
The more I talk to others about beets, the more apparent it is that you either LOVE them or you hate them. I happen to be a lover of beets. And I’m lucky that my wife also loves beets – and loves to cook with them! I direct sowed the seeds for these beets in … More TO BEET OR NOT TO BEET