May 2012 archive

May 12

12 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies -pt. 2

personal crustless quiche

In yesterday’s post we started looking at ways to get kids (and maybe even husbands) to eat more veggies. Here’s a few more ideas: 7. Think outside the bag. There are a lot of veggies that can be sliced and baked or dehydrated to make chips. Shown above are Yuca Chips, you can also make …

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May 11

12 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies -pt. 1

kids eating veggies

Kids and veggies, they just don’t go together. Or do they? Back in the day when Mandolin and I were facing undesirables on our plates, the method of choice was to make kids sit at the table until they finished their veggies. It just made me want broccoli even less. As adults, we’ve discovered ways …

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May 08

Confession #59~ I Killed Them, I Killed Them All

It isn’t that I don’t know how to start seeds- it’s more like I’m just not very good at it. And unlike last year, my seed starting set-up was moved to a spot with even less light. And less heat. So now that I’ve given you my excuses Dear Journal, let me just add that …

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May 06

Squash & Melons- So Happy Together

squash summer yellow

Recently a number of people have stated they were told not to plant these delights together, and have asked me if this were true. Let’s clear up any confusion: Squash, which includes both summer (zucchini and yellow types) and winter (vining types) are from the botanical genus Cucurbita. Melons, which also includes cucumbers, are part …

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May 05

How to Grow – Swiss Chard

swiss chard seeds

Swiss Chard is a healthy, attractive and easy to grow crop for both young and old. The seeds are larger than those of most veggies we grow for greens, making them easier to handle. Chard can be planted mid-spring, as it handle some cold weather. For a continuous harvest, make successive plantings. It also will …

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May 04

Growing Healthier Kids

gardening with kids

Today is a busy day… It is: 1. Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That Day (the 4th. of each month) 2. Backyard Edibles Day (May 4th.) 3. First Friday- which means a Giveaway! So I mentally rolled all these together into a ball, threw it up in the air and caught it. What did I …

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May 01

How to Make Seed Tapes

seed limit sign

There’s this odd tendency for seeds to just accumulate in my house. Really, I don’t know how it happens. So when faced with 16 packets of carrot seeds, it was time to do something about it. Seed tapes. Easy to do, can be frozen and kept until planting time. Perfect. To make a seed tape, …

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