We recently took a trip back to my hometown in upstate New York to visit family. I love being in the Northeast this time of year because everything is lush and green and the air is heavy with sweet summertime moisture! June is also a great time to be home since Dad’s garden is in full swing and most of our meals come straight from the backyard. Continue reading
Ya can’t beat fresh eggs (unless you’re making an omelette)
This Memorial Day we kicked off summer with our favorite thing to do… Road trip! The anticipation of a road trip unleashes our wanderlust spirit and you can feel the buzz in our household. We start a list of everything we need to pack, now that we have a baby there’s twice as much stuff in the “things for Evie” column and we begin piling our gear two days ahead of time. The camping box gets dusted off and out come the headlamps and hiking packs! It’s the best! Lucky for me Continue reading
I love PARSLEY!
I planted parsley seeds in my garden this morning. My Italian friends always use parsley in Italian cooking, but this is an herb that I often overlook. It’s readily available in the grocery store year-round but is also super easy to grow in your garden or in a pot on your windowsill. It is a biennial plant which means you plant it once and it will return to the garden year after year. Continue reading
I grew up in the city and later moved to “the country” but in each of these settings my family always had a garden. My Dad made garden beds along the fence at our city house and grew herbs on the windowsill. Then later when we had 3 acres, Dad created a beautiful backyard garden that produced enough veggies to feed a small army. Growing your own food was a novelty back when I was in high school, not many people were doing it. Having a plethora of fresh veggies all summer long made for fun times cooking, making salsa and even bartering with squash (yes once I paid my cab fare with a bunch of squash… Seriously ask my friends). Fortunately now it’s both trendy and practical to grow your own food Continue reading