Halloween Pumpkins: Carving, Decorating and Eating

How to Carve a Halloween Pumpkin

When October comes around each year, I know I’m in for a treat. Because just around the corner is Halloween and my favorite; Halloween pumpkins. So in this article, I’m answering questions about the types of pumpkins used for carving scary faces, how to carve a Halloween pumpkin, and pumpkin decorating ideas you can try. … Read more

Why Are My Raspberries Not Ripening? Answers and Solutions!

Ripe and unripe raspberries on a branch.

Few gardening rewards can be as sweet as the delicious raspberry. Under the right conditions, a healthy raspberry bush can continue treating you to harvests for years. But if your raspberries aren’t ripening properly, you’ll want to know what you can do to fix it. Raspberries failing to ripen can be due to incorrect soil … Read more

Eating Yacon With Recipe Ideas

Freshly harvested Yacon in a basket and a few slices.

Root vegetables are some of my favorites. I love their flavor, versatility, and health benefits. Yacon is a lesser-known root vegetable that, although previously often overlooked, is now gaining popularity once more, especially among home gardeners. It has a crisp texture and a sweeter taste that one might compare with an apple. If you’re looking … Read more

Why Are My Zucchinis So Small? With Solutions!

Small Zucchinis

As a zucchini grower, you’re more likely to struggle with a surplus of tasty vegetables than you are a lack of them. That doesn’t mean that growing zucchini is always problem-free though. If your crop is looking a little on the small side, there are a number of factors that could be at play. Common … Read more

Chayote Curry Recipe

Chayote Curry Recipe

This recipe for Chayote Curry is an easy weeknight recipe that packs a ton of flavor. It’s a delicious dish for the cooler months that approach us as well but can be enjoyed all year round. This recipe is also vegetarian, vegan-friendly and gluten-free. So if you’re looking for a recipe to cover special dietary … Read more

Miso Eggplant Recipe With Peanut Topping

Miso Eggplant Recipe

This umami-packed recipe will satisfy spicy Asian cuisine cravings while remaining equally healthy and simple. I love making this miso eggplant recipe on Sunday nights for my family – it is light, uplifting, and inexpensive. Eggplants are packed with antioxidants. Not only are they known to help protect against cell damage and prevent certain diseases, … Read more

Why Is My Lemon Bitter? Answered!

Fresh lemons on a wooden table.

Lemon is a versatile fruit and one that I enjoy growing in my garden. It adds flavor to dishes and baked goods and makes a delicious natural flavoring for water. However, sometimes I use lemon slices in a recipe or add some to my drinking water only to find that it has a bitter taste. … Read more

How Long Do Raspberries Last? (And How To Store Them)

Raspberries in a basket

Raspberries are a delicious and popular fruit with many vitamins and health benefits. However, they also have a relatively short shelf life. Given that they also tend to be expensive, it makes sense that you would want to understand how to keep them fresh as long as possible. Here, I’ll tell you everything that you … Read more

Vegan Empanada Pie Recipe

Vegan Empanada Pie Recipe

Making empanadas can be time-consuming. Getting the filling ready and preparing the dough is the easy part, but forming each empanada can take some time. Fear not! There is a simple solution that makes this shaping process much faster. Instead of making several small empanadas, you can just make one big pie-style empanada which you can … Read more

Why Is My Broccoli Dying? Causes and Solutions

Unhealthy Broccoli Plant

Nutritious, delicious, and relatively easy to grow – just three reasons broccoli is one of the most popular crops in the garden and the kitchen. But if you’re finding your broccoli plants dying, it’s only natural that you’ll want to know what might be causing it. The most common causes of broccoli plants dying are … Read more