Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate Ladybugs!?

Who doesn't love Easter baskets?  All that pastel-colored candy, creamy eggs and a soft bunny lying in fluffy grass!  Buying goodies for an Easter basket is like filling a stocking at Christmas.  "Good things come in small packages", they say.
This article talks about a gardening themed basket for kids, which sounds like great fun for Spring!  Gardening tools, seeds, gloves, small pots, and even garden themed candy....chocolate ladybugs!
Get hoppin'....Easter is next weekend!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pots, Buckets & Boots!?

Yes, anything can be used for container gardening!  Buckets, pots, boxes, baskets and even an old boot can make a great place for herbs and veggies to grow right outside your back door.  Container gardening is the fastest, least expensive way to garden with the least amount of commitment.  No tearing up your nicely manicured lawn or bringing in loads of dirt.  Just buy a bag of pre-mixed soil that has all the nutrients your seeds need and there you have it!  Lettuce and swiss chard in one container...chives and oregano in another.  Both decorative and usable!  Kids will love watching these grow. 
To get you started, the Mid-Continent Public Library has a class on Container Gardening for the Urban Farmer.

Tomorrow's the first day of Spring...a great day to get started!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Any picky eaters out there?

Anyone out there have a picky eater in your family?  Me too.  That's why I was thrilled to run across this blog.  With a tab named "picky busters" I knew I couldn't go wrong.  Something else I found was a pantry list of things to always have on hand both in the cabinets, fridge & freezer. 

So today I share the "Spaghetti Pie" recipe with you.  I'm thinking since my picky eater's favorite food is spaghetti (and who can't resist telling their family they get to eat pie for dinner) it's got to work!

Check out the recipe here: Spaghetti Pie

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Masks made with Food

Today's spring-like weather makes me think of getting rid of dull, dry winter skin.  A fresh approach to dry skin problems is to use food you probably already have and make your own mask.  Try this tonight and let me know what you think:

Ingredients:  1 t. Olive Oil, 1 T. organic 3% yogurt, 1T. grated apple.
Combine ingredients and apply to face for 15 minutes, then wash with warm water.  Apply 1-2 times a week to avoid the excessive use of the oil ingredient.

Check out for more mask recipes.