How to Grow Beautiful Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Beautiful Sweet Potatoes

  Growing this amazing staple in your garden this year is a must!  But aren't sweet potatoes difficult to grow?  No way!  Let me show you how to grow sweet potatoes in water! I absolutely LOVE sweet potatoes!  They are not only incredibly healthy for you, but studies ranked the sweet potato #1 vegetable in overall nutrition.   Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber and Vitamin A, but they also boast of Vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and B6. They can be enjoyed so many ways!  I love them as a side dish with loads of butter and salt, but you...

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How to Freeze Strawberries Properly

How to Freeze Strawberries Properly

Strawberry season is right around the corner!  Whether you pick your berries at a U-pick farm, grocery store or gather them from your own garden, you'll want to know "How to Freeze Strawberries". I absolutely LOVE to freeze strawberries, we use them all year round!  We are big smoothie fans, but frozen berries are also great for quick breads, pies, crisps and even topping waffles or pancakes! One of the things people struggle with is the fruit sticking together, but that's totally unavoidable.  Let's start with our fresh strawberries.... Wash the berries thoroughly and dry.  Then cut off the top and slice...

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21 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

21 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

  Spring is just around the corner, and that means strawberries!  Here's 21 strawberry recipes to excite your taste buds and get you cooking! If I could figure out a way to eat strawberries each and every day, I would!  With a little planning, you can be ready to enjoy these spring delicacies as well as be ready to pop some away in the freezer for later! Smoothies I LOVE smoothies!  I especially like that I can sneak all kinds of extras in them without notice, like protein powder or even spinach!  Here's a list to get your mouth watering! PB&J Smoothie Strawberry-Vanilla Smoothie Immunity Building...

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BEST Edible Perennials for the Lazy Gardener

BEST Edible Perennials for the Lazy Gardener

Growing your own food is a delicate balance between your own personal time and energy, zone and weather conditions   But what if you don't have much time or energy to garden?  Give up?  Nope!  You simply must grow the BEST Edible Perennials for the Lazy Gardener! Planting edible perennials, hence your own personal "food forest", is an excellent investment of your time as a gardener and homesteader! Casually defined, perennials are plants that live three years or more.  In other words, you can continue to harvest from them for at least three years (if not longer) without replanting!  How awesome is that?  Why...

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