EASY Freezing For My Summer Garden

As of today, my garden has rendered a great harvest, more than enough for my husband and I.  I have been doing research and I am trying several methods to “preserve” my summer harvest. All fruits and vegetables have enzymes and bacteria that can destroy the nutrients, change the color…


Summertime Strawberries

Right now is the prime time for strawberries.  Seeing all the fresh strawberries at the local farmer’s markets got me thinking about my delicious Strawberry cake that I make. What is a Strawberry? Strawberries are a red, sweet, juicy fruit consumed in everything from preserves to milkshakes.  Synonymous with summertime,…


Enhance Your National Wine Day

National Wine Day (Wednesday, May 25), I thought I would give some of my best wine recommendations and hints. Choices If you are new to wine, you should probably determine what flavors you might like before you go shopping.  If you like hearty, full flavored, bold type of drinks, you…


My Garden First Crop

My garden first crop was 2 yellow crooked neck squash and 1 zephyr squash. Both are delicious!  Both varieties have the same texture and flavor.  The Zephyr is the one with the green tip.  According to “SpecialityProduce.com” Zephyr squash is a relatively new type of summer squash and botanically a…


Using Natural Habitat Gardens at Ford Elementary School

Natural habitats are a necessity Natural habitats and gardens are vital to our plant’s ecosystem.  With the vast development of land throughout our region, wildlife has become displaced.  Creating natural habitats in your backyard garden can preserve necessary wildlife to sustain our environmental balance.  Ford Elementary School in Acworth, Georgia…


Garden Planted

It is after April 15 and the danger of frost has passed so I FINALLY PLANTED MY GARDEN.  Crook neck yellow squash & goldy zucchini Of course, there is always a chance of a freak frost, but doubtful.  As noted in a previous blog post http://joannsfoodbites.com/foodie-bites/top-5-prepping-for-your-herb-garden/  I have already prepped…


Forage for Ramps

I am searching for RAMPS This article about foraging for ramps is very informative, with great photos.    I am on the hunt for wild ramps. I have never ate them before and cannot wait to try them.  Help me find a patch! The Foraged Foodie Monday, April 30, 2012…


National Beer Day: What About Wheat

It takes WHEAT to make beer… Today commemorates 83 years of being able to buy, sell and drink beer.  What better day to talk about WHEAT and its role in  sustenance and sustainability.  According to the Brewers Association, at the end of 2015, there were over 4,000 craft breweries in…


What you should know about the TOP 5 Root Vegetables

What is a Root Vegetable? Root vegetables are defined by being any fleshy, edible vegetable that grows underground or grows tubular.  Grown worldwide, root vegetables differ in their concentration of carbohydrates (sugar and starches).  In some countries, those root vegetables high in carbohydrates are viewed as a staple food item. …


Helping New Farmers

America’s Young Farmers: We Want Student Loan Relief A nonprofit with bipartisan support is arguing for measures that encourage new farmers to get and stay in the business. http://www.fastcompany.com/3057663/food-week/americas-young-farmers-we-want-student-loan-relief Article by Neal Ungerleider of Fast Company Please follow and like us: