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{Recipe} How to Caramelize Onions in the Slow Cooker

{Recipe} Caramelized Onions – Slow Cooker Method

I planted two varieties of onions this spring – Walla Walla Sweet & Copra. I have been using the Walla Wallas all summer, harvesting them as needed. They’re delicious, but they don’t keep well. So, as summer draws to a close, I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the ones that were left in […]

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{In the Garden} How to Grow Runner Beans

{In the Garden} Runner Beans

Runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus) are pretty enough to warrant a place in the garden purely for their ornamental value. Their edible value, however, is what bumps them to the top of my ‘must plant’ list every spring. They produce an abundance of large, tasty bean pods that can be used in the kitchen in numerous different ways. […]

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Blackberry Picking

{Recipe} Lavender & Honey Blackberry Jam

Blackberries just taste like summertime. They bring back sweet childhood memories for me in a way that few other things can compare with. And so, every year, when the berries start to plump up and ripen, I head out with my basket. After hours spent standing in the sun, I head home, arms scratched by the thorns […]

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Rainbow Chard

{In the Garden} Rainbow Chard

Chard is just drop dead gorgeous. I mean really, if a member of the vegetable family could be described as sexy, it would be this one. And the praise is well-deserved, because not only is it easy on the eyes, it’s delicious to boot!

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Potato Harvest

{In the Garden} Early Potato Harvest

Earlier this week, I discovered that the soaker hose for the potato bed had been turned off. Who knows how that could have possibly happened (there are two cute little garden pests at the top of my suspect list, who will, for the time being, remain nameless) or how long the poor potato plants have been suffering […]

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