Country Cooking Introduction

Apart from all else I learned once I moved here was how to appreciate good country cooking. I had to learn to make it by my own hand as I no longer could just run to the local restaurant or deli as we so often do in when we live in the fast-paced rush of […]

Home Grown Vegetables Are Back In Style

Keeping a vegetable garden in your yard or field is an old idea made new again. In the not too distant past everyone in my neighborhood grew their own food. Without a bustling market or prolific General Store there was just no other way for distant farmers to work their land and feed their families […]

Your Garden Plan

Hoorah to you if you are designing a garden plan – especially so if this is your first year growing one. The amount of space you’ll want for your vegetable garden is completely dependent on what you want to grow and how much of it you’ll want to harvest. This is one of those things […]

Get The Best From Your Garden

All of your hard work has paid off and you actually have a bunch of vegetables grown in your garden. You will know when they are ready simply by looking at them but root vegetables are a bit more difficult to judge. By the second season of keeping a vegetable garden you’ll be able to […]

Preserve Vegetables From Your Garden

There are many ways that you can preserve vegetables and fruits. Fruits are often cooked and then canned, such as jellies, jams and preserves. Fruits are easy to can and only need to undergo a hot water process that seals the wax on the ring of the canning jar. This is easy to do. Tomatoes […]

Home Grown Vegetable Root Cellar

In the old days a vegetable root cellar was used to store fresh produce as well as other food supplies long before electricity came along. Today, because so many people are looking for a way to save money and eat healthier, organic foods by growing their own vegetables, many are building their own root cellar. […]

Growing Squash

Are you thinking of growing squash in your country garden? Do you know the difference between winter squash and summer squash? Have you allotted enough room? With all the varieties, which squash will you choose to grow? Winter Squash vs. Summer Squash The simple naming between the two major squash types reverts back to the […]