Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy garden or landscape. Here is how to cultivate good soil by adding organic matter, composting, growing cover crops, practicing no till gardening, and more.
Do you remember Pinky Tuscadero from the hit television show "Happy Days?" As a kid, she was one of my favorite characters, with her bright pink jacket and sassy attitude. So when one of my favorite growers arrived at the nursery for our weekly...
Grow your own quinoa as a grain substitute and excellent source of protein for vegetarian and vegan diets.
How to plant, grow and harvest horseradish, home remedies using horseradish, and sauce and relish recipes.
We have all experienced the misery of the common cold and flu. And once you have contracted one of these common ailments, there is no known cure, other than the amazing action of our own immune systems. However, nature has provided us with an array...
Corn found in the market is typically yellow or white, with the exception of ornamental corn sold in the fall for decorating. It may be surprising to discover that corn varieties come in all colors. Check out this informational guide on the amazing glass gem corn!
Homemade potica or povitica is a delicious treat for breakfast or dessert. It also make s a wonderful gift. Here is an easy recipe for potica bread.
Make delicious Norwegian lefse bread using leftover mashed potatoes, flour and butter. Substitute gluten-free flour for a delicious, healthier holiday treat. Here's the recipe.
The Christmas Lima Bean, originally from Peru, dates back to the 1840s when it was highly popular in the southwestern region of the US for its ease of growth, abundant production, and storage capabilities. The bean, which is sometimes called a...
Who can resist creamy fudge during the holidays! For those with gluten or lactose, however, enjoying fudge now can mean gastric distress later. Gluten free fudge is easy to make, and comes out creamy and delicious every time. I have included options...
What could be nicer than colorful blooms in the dead of winter? Many bulbs can be forced to grow indoors when it is cold outside. The key is to trick the bulbs into thinking that winter has passed and spring has arrived. Tulips are one of the...
Several years ago, we had the good fortune of being temporarily broke during the holiday season. We asked our children to make a decision: would they prefer to have presents on Christmas morning or traditional Norwegian food on Christmas Eve? It...
Making a chicken nesting box is simple. If you have a plastic tub, you can make a comfortable nesting box in which hens can lay backyard eggs.
Make an easy solar box cooker, learn how solar cooking works, and try a few solar recipes.
Urban chickens are on the rise. Here is how to raise a backyard flock and have fresh eggs every day.
How to repurpose an old wine crate as a good looking and environmental herb container.
Five options to safely seal wood used in raised bed gardens. Natural and VOC-free products and homemade sealant recipes.
Ginger ale is so delicious and refreshing. It works miracles against nausea and stomach upset, and is also beneficial in fighting colds and flu. Studies show that ginger is effective in reducing morning sickness and motion sickness, and may also...
Rosemary focaccia is as lovely as it is delicious, and it makes the kitchen smell heavenly. This bread compliments soups and Italian dishes. The recipe is simple, and can easily be doubled (freeze the extra loaf for another day.) For this recipe, I...
Do you love CPK as much as I do? When I was expecting my second child, I couldn't get enough of their thin crust pizzas and would have visited CPK every day if we could have afforded it. To satisfy my cravings without breaking the budget, I learned...
Grape jelly is a definite American favorite. Though it is delicious, it can get boring! Rev up the grape jelly in your pantry with this recipe that has a surprisingly delicious twist.
Tomatoes are easy to grow and taste delicious picked fresh from the garden. Here is a guide to planting, growing, fertilizing and harvesting tomatoes.