Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Not only are they delicious, but they are also an attractive plant that adds interest to a garden. In the right climate, growing figs is fairly simple. However, in other areas they can be a bit finicky. In fact, I have a 10-year old Brown Turkey fig tree and this ... Read More about A Guide for Growing Figs in the Home Garden (and It’s So Worth It!)
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If you could put the flavor of late summer in a jar this would be it. Fresh figs are such a delight and around for such a short period of time. When they are, I preciously collect all the most perfect little flowers (yes, the part we eat is actually an inverted flower not a fruit!) and save them for ... Read More about Balsamic Caramelized Figs
You Can't Buy THESE at the Grocery Store! Learn about some unique edible fruit plants that grow well in the home garden, but are not often available in grocery store. These seasonal sweet treats go beyond standard apples, oranges, and strawberries with unique colours, attractive plants, a variety of ... Read More about Unique Edible Fruit Plants You Need to Grow in Your Garden
Do you like the taste of salty and sweet together? The addictive combination is incredibly popular for a reason. There is research to show that there are certain sweet taste receptors on our tongues that are activated only when sodium is also present. Whatever the reason, sweet and salty are SO ... Read More about Olive and Fig Tapenade
Growing trees in containers is an easy way to add a variety of color, texture, and size to your outdoor garden or patio space, as well as an effective solution for small-space gardens that don’t have the room for full-sized trees. Plus, trees grown in pots can live in climates that would otherwise ... Read More about How to Grow Trees in Containers (and the Best Ones to Choose)
One of the most frequent questions we get asked in the fall is how to care for and extend the blooms of hardy mums! Hardy Mums, Chrysanthemums, or Fall Mums are everywhere in the fall: garden centers, grocery stores, and seemingly everyone in the neighborhood's front porch. These vibrant autumn ... Read More about Keep Your Fall Flowers Blooming all Season with this Essential Care Guide for Hardy Mums
If you think of garden-grown fruit as the tasty treats that come from less-than-sweet-looking thorny vines or gnarled trees, then you are in for a surprise! There have been some exciting new fruit plants developed that match aesthetics with function, which means you can get luscious fruit from a ... Read More about A Patio Fruit Garden is a Sweet and Pretty Summer Treat!
Looking for a gift idea for that special someone? The answer is right in your kitchen! Sugar & Spice: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen is a comprehensive idea book that includes over 40 simple handmade gifts to cook up and give away.There are five chapters: Herbs & Spices, Love in a Mason ... Read More about Sugar & Spice: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen
Welcome to the resources and supplies list for Sugar and Spice: Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen! If you don't yet have a copy of the book, please go here to see how fantastically gorgeous and fun it is. Handmade gifts are a personal way to show that you care. They are also a ton of fun to ... Read More about Handmade Kitchen Gifts eBook Resources and Supplies
I have three fig trees growing in my garden. That wouldn't seem like a strange thing unless you saw how small my garden is! There is no room for three figs but Oh, how I love fresh figs! This recipe for fresh fig jam comes to us from the book Preservation Society Home Preserves: 100 Modern Recipes. ... Read More about Fresh Fig Jam Recipe with Secrets
I'm taking a break from the super busy canning season to post some brand new free canning labels! You may already be using some of the previous designs which you can find here and here. As you well know by now, I'm a big fan of making the presentation of the jar match the vibrant flavours inside and ... Read More about Free Canning Labels: Berries Design
I'm not sure if it's the heat or the late nights spent canning but I'm feeling a little silly. I'm making puns about canning and humming along with the distinctive "ping" of snap lids as they seal away garden goodies picked at the peak of freshness. The Can Can has become my latest earworm (which ... Read More about August Calendar: Can You Can? Yes, You Can!