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The below photos are from my garden, mid-May. I’ve got everything planted (for now), but am not quite where I’d like to be in terms of weeding, mulching, and pebbling the paths. That’s coming though and I’m hoping we get it done before our June 13 Birthday Party for the boys! For now… I made these super easy plant markers. Being a full-time working Mom, I need QUICK fixes. Wine corks + Sharpie + bamboo skewers = easiest plant markers I could think...

I wasn’t sure if our late April frosts would kill my May flowers. My daffodils got pretty wiped out, but those tulips hung in there and most did come in. Here are a few photos I took with my camera to celebrate the (final) arrival of spring! #bwg_container1_0 { visibility: hidden; } #bwg_container1_0 * { -moz-user-select: none; -khtml-user-select: none; -webkit-user-select: none; -ms-user-select: none; user-select: none; } #bwg_container1_0 #bwg_container2_0 .bwg_slideshow_image_wrap_0...

I’m a little late on planting my “cold season” crops this year, although, in Pittsburgh, it’s still kind of the cold season. I’m going to chalk up the delay to having 3 kids, one being a baby, 3 dogs, a recent plumbing/sewage emergency that flooded two floors of our house, the resulting cleaning and remodeling to fix the issues – oh, and the fact that I work a typical 60-70 hour (+) work week. Yeah, it’s been rough and I’ve been...

I am once again trying to make the transition back to a more plant-based diet for the entire family. The Dude, my seven year old, is super happy about this. When we told him we were going to try to take a break from eating meat, he said, “Yes, Finally!!” My oldest son has never been a big meat fan – I think it’s because he just doesn’t like the taste of it and I also think a small part of it is that he doesn’t like the idea of eating animals....

  Dandelions Deserve a Gold Medal I learned something new today that I thought was worth sharing! Apparently, those so-called “pesky” dandelions deserve a gold medal for the role they play in kickstarting the food cycle in spring after a long winter (particularly in Pittsburgh, PA, a Northeast/Midwest area with brutal winters!).  Did you know that dandelions are one of the first links in that magical chain of events that brings food to our gardens and dinner...