Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

Carrot greens…not just for bunnies!

  This year I planted carrots for the first time and I didn’t do a rotation, just one planting to see how it would go. We don’t use tons of carrots, the kids like to eat them, but my thoughts were leaning more toward freezing them for stews and such. I harvested recently and began to cut them up. We have rabbits so I fed a few of the carrot greens and tops to them, but my son kept eating them, not the ones I threw in the rabbit pen, lol,…

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Green tomatoes…overlooked gems

Tomatoes, to me, seem to be about the easiest garden plant to grow. They can basically break in half, they will mend themselves and still grow, you can grow an entire new plant from a broken stem and they really don’t require too much attention. Every year is different, weather wise, but no matter when the frost arrives, there are always tons of green tomatoes. The first thing that comes to mind of course, are fried green tomatoes, which was one of my great grandmother’s favorite things to have, but…

Upgrade Your Pre-planned Meals

Upgrade Your Pre-planned Meals

Do you pre-plan and freeze meals? Do you have 20 odd freezer bags with your delicious pre-planned meals all forming a blob in your freezer? Many moms are finding that taking a day a month and prepping meals, then freezing them, is coming in handy. I see many posts and pins with this idea, so I tried it and while reaching in and having a meal all ready to go was nice, the process needed a little upgrade. I hated how they didn’t stack and all froze together. I had…

Recycle milk cartons into a kitchen helper

Recycle milk cartons into a kitchen helper

I was recently trying to find something for my kids to use, so that they could become a little more independent in the kitchen pouring drinks, sauces or milk, when we have the occasional bowl of cereal. I wanted something I could fill and that they could easily pour without the worry of too much spilling. Mason jars are incredibly trendy, we have many of them and my kids like using them. I also wanted to find something that I could possibly recycle, so I came up with this. We…

Why I love Coconut oil and other Coconut products

Why I love Coconut oil and other Coconut products

I had a question recently about coconut oil and what the benefits really are. I am not a doctor and for a serious condition I would talk to one before making any changes in medications, however, if your doctor isn’t open to natural supplements, then perhaps it is time to find a new doctor. I am not claiming coconut oil will cure anything but it is possible to help ailments. Coconut oil is edible oil, extracted from the meat of a coconut, which has been consumed in tropical places for thousands…