Thursday, October 31, 2013

Quick and Easy Fall Treats

Fall brings the holiday season, full of celebrations, potlucks and family gatherings.  Some times we have time for planning, and fixing our best dishes, but other times life interferes or dates get confused and time runs out. I have several fun treats that can be used for just about any fall occasion when you need something quick and easy.  The recipes are here:

I also wanted to share this picture of my grandson admiring his first pumpkin:)

~Enjoy, Brenda

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Freezing Herbs for Winter Meals

I've been growing herbs for about twenty years now, and I've experimented with most of the preservation methods along the way.   By far, freezing culinary herbs to using during the winter has been the most successful.  Friday, I wrote an article going over the different freezing methods, which herbs freeze best, and I share recipes for herb blends.  The article is here:

~Enjoy, Brenda

Late Fall Garden Tidbits

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. ~Henry Beston

Now is the time for those late fall garden and yard chores before the snow flies in Northern Climates.  Whether it's preparing the vegetable garden for spring, pulling bulbs, planting, mulching or watering, this is the time to do it all while the days are crisp, cool and sunny.   I never get done quite what I want to, but I make a priority list and go from there.  I wrote an article with tips here  that should give you ideas for your own priority list.

~Enjoy, Brenda