One of my favorite places to get inspiration for my garden is the Chicago Botanic Garden. It’s one of the places I mentioned when I was recently asked, “What is Chicago known for?” If you know me, then you know I had to talk about Chicago’s gardens when asked that question. I love the wayContinue reading “Chicago Botanic Garden Memories”
Tag Archives: Kitchen Garden
Garden to Table Success
Of course, even simple meals are very tasty when made with veggies, herbs, and fruits from my garden.
Making Chili When It’s Chilly
Chili is good at any time of year, but I especially like to make it when it’s chilly outside.
Celery Increase: Using, Storing, and Preserving Celery
Growing celery increases my salary! Here’s how to use and store it.
Tips for Using Rain Barrels
I’ve been using rain barrels for over ten years now, and here are the tips that I’ve learned.
White Chicken Chili
—perfect for seasonal eating now as I’m harvesting tomatillos and still have fresh bell peppers, jalapenos, and onion from the garden.
Tour of My Gardens
The best part of the garden walk was seeing and talking to my newsletter readers, social media followers, and garden club friends.
SPECIAL OFFER for National Gardening Day
Today, April 14, 2021, is National Gardening Day, and I’m celebrating it with a special offer. Subscribe to my newsletter now and get access to a video of my presentation on how to start a garden. Details are HERE. Do you know anyone who wants to start growing their own food?Share the link with them!ActContinue reading “SPECIAL OFFER for National Gardening Day”
Pumpkin Eggplant Riddle
Q: What looks like a tiny pumpkin but is really an eggplant? A: ‘Goyo Kumba’ Solanum aethiopicum The orange fruit in my hand is not a tiny pumpkin: it’s a tiny eggplant! I came across the seeds for this unusual vegetable, Goyo Kumba eggplant, several years ago, and I had to try it. If nothingContinue reading “Pumpkin Eggplant Riddle”
It Beets Me! – Making Borscht
It’s National Homemade Soup Day—plus Valentines Day is coming up—so I’m posting my Ukrainian family’s recipe for borscht, a beautiful red soup. I first shared this recipe with my newsletter readers a couple of years ago in mid-November. In the course of putting my kitchen garden to bed that fall, I had finally harvested theContinue reading “It Beets Me! – Making Borscht”