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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
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
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