Gardening

Growing Mushrooms and Meal Planning

Our garden has failed miserably this summer.  We have loads of green plants, and very few vegetables.  The only thing we've grown is about 3 pumpkins, and a total of 5 zucchinis.  We have about 40 stalks of corn, and…

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The Herbs That Improve Your Cooking And Your Health

3 of the best, nutrient dense, and versatile herbs are Parsley,  Basil and dill.  Using these three herbs will improve your cooking by adding flavor to a boring dish and bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients. With using…

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Beginning Herb Garden, Kids Only

Spring starts this week, and so begins our attempt at gardening.  This year I decided to let the kids have complete ownership over one herb plant (in honor of the letter H).  They are responsible to: Choose the herb Plant…

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Plant an Avocado {and giveaway!}

I was just sent a fun kids cooking magazine in the mail.  It's called Chop Chop Magazine.  They had in this Fall 2010 issue a tutorial on growing an avocado plant.  I wanted to share it in honor of my…

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The Harvest

We need low cost, organic vegetables.  Kids need to get outside.  Kids need to play in the dirt!  What does that boil down to? Kids should be helping in the garden!  This is my favorite photo of TJ literally eating…

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FARMING

Friday: Exercise Ideas Can you think of any better exercise than farming?  Our poor kids don't get the opportunity to take part in such rigorous hard work.  Sometimes I wish we lived on a farm, just to teach my kids some…

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Let’s Sprout

Have you sprouted any seeds with your kids lately?  My kids love this activity.  A garden is fun, but it takes weeks to months to see the 'fruits of your labor'. With sprouting, it only takes 2-4 DAYS! Why Sprout?…

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