August’s Cottage Garden ~1848

ANYTHING omitted last month, do early this month. Set bean poles, and plant the beans around them; plant bush beans, cucumbers, musk melons, water melons, squashes, nasturtiums, early and late potatoes, strawberries, evergreens, shrubs, roses; sow half hardy annuals in the flower beds...

The Bouquet Garni

Parsley, Parsley Everywhere... On my daily bill of fare. See that kippered herring staring At that silly sprig he's wearing? ~Margaret Fishback, 1943 Do you have an herb garden? Maybe a windowsill or even a patio ledge sporting a pot of fragrant goodness? With August here, time to clip, snip, and save! The local farmers... Continue Reading →

May’s Cottage Garden ~1848

ANYTHING omitted last month, do early this month. Set bean poles, and plant the beans around them; plant bush beans, cucumbers, musk melons, water melons, squashes, nasturtiums, early and late potatoes, strawberries, evergreens, shrubs, roses; sow half hardy annuals in the flower beds...

March’s Kitchen Garden ~1744

Things to do in you garden in March. Yes, winter still seems to be in full swing, but warmer days are ahead of us ... eventually. This is the time of year when the gardening magazines bring much-needed, colorful relief to our gray mailboxes and our Instagram and Pinterest collections overflow with inspirational gardening plans.... Continue Reading →

February Flowers

Speaking of Spring... A bit off topic from the usual cookery posts, but hey, I needed to add some color to spice things up. We've had 3 weeks of soggy, gray rain and the family has been cooped up inside. I am reminded, however, how fortunate we are to be living in a temperate climate.... Continue Reading →

December’s Kitchen Garden ~1744

Things to do in you garden in December. Welcome December! Are we dreaming of summer yet? Digressing slightly from the usual practice of posting a monthly menu on the first day of the new month, and instead offering a companion gardner for December from Adam's Luxury and Eve's Cookery. The book includes a monthly to-do... Continue Reading →

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