Rhubarb Season is upon us

The beginning of spring brings with it many fabulous things, but one of the best is the start of rhubarb season. One is either firmly for or against rhubarb, I have never met anyone on the fence about it. My husband for example is repulsed by rhubarb, even with the addition of his hands-down favorite…

The New Container Garden

Vertical Herb Gardens are the new container garden. Jump on the “green living” train and build your own “edible arrangement”. It’s no secret to anyone I know that I love my job. It is the perfect balance of analytical and creative for me. Sometimes the creative aspect takes a back seat for long periods and…

When you know spring has sprung.

  Yesterday my husband and I took a walk around the garden to see what was coming up. The weather in our area has been very rainy lately so we still haven’t been able to work the ground enough to plant our broccoli and other early spring greens. We are hopeful that that can take…

Venison Jerky Making- for Beginners

I recently tried my hand at making venison jerky for the first time. This is actually my first time making ANY jerky so my learning curve was steep on this project. I had a few venison roasts that were taking up space in my freezer so I set them out to defrost. A quick Pinterest…

Pasta Making 101

Pasta Making 101 2 cups flour ½ cup water 1 egg Eating fresh, homemade pasta is one of my family’s favorite indulgences, thick, silky noodles with that little bit of bite to them- perfect for sopping up tomato sauce lovingly canned from the Jersey Giant tomatoes grown in our own garden. As far as being…

Hello, and a little bit about me…

My name is Maureen, I am a wife to my husband David, a mother to three spirited little boys, and a dog mom to a sweet black and tan coonhound. I work full time outside the home as a plant buyer for a chain of retail garden centers in Ohio and I absolutely adore the…