Garden Vegetable Soup

The best part of having a vegtable garden is eating what you grow. This classic garden vegetable soup is the perfect way to pass a rainy summer day. Making soup is a great way to use up produce from the garden thats a bit on the tough side. Especially for those green and yellow beans … Read more Garden Vegetable Soup

10 Ways to use Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is a very nutrient rich plant. It is part of the beet family, which is often most noticeable with red veined chard leaves. Though the leaves are always green, the stalks and veins can come in many colours. While growing Swiss chard can bring a pop of colour to your garden, it can … Read more 10 Ways to use Swiss Chard

Starting a straw bale garden

Starting a straw bale garden is a great way to create pop-up vegetable gardens during the summer months. Straw bales are such a versatile medium to grow plants in. They don’t require very much to set up, and they can be used almost anywhere. Benefits of using straw bales They are temporary One of the … Read more Starting a straw bale garden

9 Benefits of Gardening

Gardening has many benefits to offer. There are been several research studies that have all proven what most of us intuitively know. Gardening is good for us. Here are 9 benefits to gardening: 1. Exercise Its recommended that adults get a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise. Gardening is a low impact form of … Read more 9 Benefits of Gardening

21 Ways to become a better gardener

Gardening is a fantastic activity. It is such a versatile way to experience nature. There are many different things that one can learn and read about to become a better gardener. There will always be ways that we can improve our knowledge, and learn more. Gardening is a subject where no one is ever really … Read more 21 Ways to become a better gardener

Tomatoes

Tomatoes belong to the nightshade family. Peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tobacco, among others also belong to the nightshade family. Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown fruits in a traditional vegetable garden. They are very versatile, and can be used raw, or cooked into sauces. They also can very well, which can make them a … Read more Tomatoes

Gardening for the non-gardener

I think there is a certain element of intimidation in gardening. Or starting anything new really. So lets talk about gardening for the non-gardener. Maybe you have zero interest in gardening, but you want to grow your own herbs, or small patch of vegetables to help you save money. Or this is your first foray … Read more Gardening for the non-gardener

5 uses for a simple pastry

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Simple pastry Versatility Although most frequently used to shell pies, the classic pie dough is a simple pastry that is quite versatile. Classically considered “country”, pie dough is used for all kinds of desserts, and savoury dishes. Here are five ways to use a pie dough simple pastry to bring the farm life to your … Read more 5 uses for a simple pastry

Vegan Chili

A hearty meal for everyone to enjoy Vegan chili is one of my top go-to recipes. Its especially nice on a cold afternoon, or when I am short on time. Its pretty quick and easy to make especially if the beans are prepared ahead of time. For this recipe, I use dry beans that I … Read more Vegan Chili

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The ultimate oatmeal cookie I love oatmeal raisin cookies, but I had a hard time finding one that I liked. Often the texture of dairy, egg, and soy free cookies can be pretty bread like. When I was making this recipe, I wanted to add my favourite flavours and still have a chewy oatmeal cookie. … Read more Oatmeal Raisin Cookies