How to Store Fresh Parsely

Keep fresh parsley, storing fresh herbs in refrigerator

I often get asked, “What is the best way to store fresh herbs?” Let’s talk things like parsley, dill, cilantro, basil, etc., herbs that are tender. If you are growing your own herbs, you can just go cut what you need from the garden when you need them. But at the end of the growing […]

How to Glean: Finding Free Fruits and Vegetables

free furit and veg

Gleaning is a time honored tradition of gathering food that is either left over from a harvest or left in the fields on purpose for people who don’t have enough food to eat. (Gleaning is even mentioned in the Bible in the book of Ruth and is the basis for quite a love story. If […]

The Best Braised Cabbage Recipe : Organic (of course)

Turn the wedges over gently so they don't fall apart

I have never really been a fan of cabbage until recently. A couple of years ago my wife decided to try her hand at a recipe for braised cabbage she found. It was delicious. I was hooked. So this year, for the first time in over 35+ years of gardening, I grew my own cabbage. […]

The Best Way to Control Mosquitoes: Organically

how to control mosquitos, organic mosquito repellent spray

It’s a beautiful early evening and you’re out on the deck enjoying a meal with friends and family. Or maybe you’re in the yard taking in the peace and quiet. Then you hear that faint but all too familiar buzz of a mosquito in your ear. Or you feel that little prick on the back […]

Top Bar Beehives: The Best Beekeeping Method for Healthy Bees

Natural Wax froom a top bar beehive

Have you ever thought about keeping your own bees? More and more people are getting involved in this age old pastime. It may seem a little daunting at first: all the equipment, the timing of things, the worry about what is happening to the bee population in general. And of course the concern about getting […]