Category Archives: gardening

Simple Strawberry Basil Sorbet (No Ice Cream Maker Required)

It’s strawberry season!  Last week, I dreamt that the Midwestern Gentleman requested strawberry-basil sorbet, and as synchronicity would have it, Berry Patch Farm opened its pick-your-own strawberry patches on Saturday. So, naturally, we went strawberry picking.  I hulled, rinsed, and … Continue reading

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Growing Edible Mushrooms

We had a beautiful but problematic redbud tree in our backyard. It had been poorly planted too close to the neighboring yard, and our neighbors gently complained every now and again about a large branch extending over their fence. Several of the … Continue reading

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Master Gardener in the Making

This Fall, I’ve been enjoying participating in the Master Gardener training program offered through ISU Extension.  This first month has been jam-packed with activities and classes, so I’ve scaled back on my recipe development to give myself a little breathing … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever & Garden Dreams

The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature has not been cooperating.  Last weekend, the promising glimpses of crocus and daffodil tips were once again hidden by a dusting of relentlessly white snow.  I’m so tired of the gray-and-white view from … Continue reading

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