Spring is around the corner, so here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm-weather vegetables and herbs: Keep a garden diary. I’ve long since given up on my ability to remember which plants were successful and which ones were not -Baby # 2 sucked the memory card right out of me. Now, I keep a garden diary to help me keep … [Read more...] about Spring Garden Tips
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Have you ever been in the middle of baking and wondered, what are the functions of flour in baking?. Why does this recipe call for flour? And is it calling for whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour, or bread flour? And why wheat flour all the time?” The last question is easy to answer. Wheat is plentiful and cheap. The United States alone grew 58 million tons of wheat in … [Read more...] about What Are the Functions of Flour in Baking?
Mother’s Day is coming up. Maybe it’s the one day a year you really feel appreciated. Maybe it’s the one day a year you indulge and buy yourself something special. Or, maybe you’re ready to print out a list or two and hide it in your partner’s work bag! Gifts are nice, of course, but nothing can beat words on paper. Before handing over a gift or two to mom, make sure your … [Read more...] about 2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide
The following post is in partnership with the California Olive Committee and written by Jen Rattie. October is here, the weather is cooling down and I couldn’t be more excited to break out my slow cooker. I have children that aren’t huge fans of vegetables and this appliance has been a miracle worker for getting them to eat healthier meals without even knowing it! Plus, with … [Read more...] about Slow Cooker Harvest Pot Roast Dinner with California Ripe Olives
The morning before making these homemade caramel apples, our family visited a local U-Pick Farm.It was such a beautiful day and we had a blast. It was much more fun than I was even expecting. We didn’t put a lot of pressure on ourselves to fill our buckets; we simply picked what we wanted for the upcoming week. All together we spent about an hour picking gorgeous fruits, … [Read more...] about Homemade Caramel Apples