Category Archives: Gardening

How to Preserve Fresh Herbs for Later

Best for: Hardy herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme Keep:  Freeze for up to 6 months Use: Melt 1 or 2 cubes directly in a skillet to add more flavor to sautéed meat or veggies or thaw in a … Continue reading

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Making Backyard Dreams a Reality

Backyard Updates Opening the gate to my backyard and walking down the  walkway, my friend paused, did a 360, and said, “Wow how did I miss this update on Real Life of an MSW?” I informed her she didn’t completely … Continue reading

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Gardening for a New Season

“Daddy,” my middle daughter said, “for my birthday I want a pretty garden again.” Two years ago, a tiny lump and “Should I have this looked at?” ended with my wife’s memorial service just after Easter. With the time lost … Continue reading

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Fragrant Steam

How can I use herbs to calm down? I think even just the act of making tea, even with a tea bag, is medicine; cupping the hot mug in your hands, breathing in the fragrant steam, taking a few minutes … Continue reading

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Grow Something

I already knew that what wholesome food comes from the ground, not a box. But growing my own produce makes me appreciate the food on my plate a lot more. I eat extra serving of veg every day because I … Continue reading

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