Pickled Beets & Eggs Anyone?

My husband grew up in central Pennsylvania, not far from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where the Amish communities still reside today. When I first visited the area with him many years ago, I was treated to some amazing food. Never mind the fact that his mother was an amazing cook and his dad a chef, the… [Read More]

Cuckoo for Cranesbills – Hardy Geraniums A Favorite in the Garden

I’m a little addicted to hardy geraniums, also known as “cranesbill?” If you haven’t grown them yet, I just may persuade to pick up a few. For those that have, maybe you’re infatuated like me, and will enjoy my take on this lovely perennial plant. Hardy Geraniums Not Your Grandmother’s Geranium The name cranesbill comes… [Read More]

Unique Planter Ideas

I’ve rounded up several unique planter ideas to inspire you this season. There are so many, from fun and whimsical, to fancy and practical. Rule of thumb: If it holds soil, and you can put a hole in it, then you can plant in it. These out of the norm planters, add tons of character and… [Read More]

Southwest Grilled Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers can be really dry, and I guess that’s part of the reason they are not a tasty as a beef burgers. Since we love Mexican and southwest flavors, I thought I could doctor up some ground turkey, to make a healthy, yet tasty, southwest grilled turkey burger. Southwest Grilled Turkey Burgers I was… [Read More]

Scented Geraniums: Another Fragrant Beauty

Did you know that there are more than 100 varieties of scented geraniums in with interesting varieties such as mint, rose, apple, apricot, nutmeg, lemon, orange, lime, ginger, cinnamon and coconut? These are not the mass produced geraniums you see in every garden center in the spring. Scented Geraniums Those geraniums also known as zonal geraniums display a beautiful… [Read More]

Handmade Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish

Recently I came across this pretty ceramic soap dish made by Salt Marsh Pottery. It was one of the items we used to sell at the herbal gift shop. As I was looking at it I wondered if I could make a little jewelry dish from polymer clay. Pressed Flower Jewelry Dish     So I… [Read More]

Pappardelle Pasta with Pork Ragu

Pappardelle with pork ragu. This dish is part of a cooking challenge. I love a challenge. It’s really just a game that gives you a starting point to focus on. Two months ago I joined some bloggers for a bi-monthly cooking challenge. The last one was all about potatoes. I made super easy scallopped potatoes. This one… [Read More]