5 Fruity Labor Day Libations

Even if you're not having people over for Labor Day, there's no reason you can't toast to a day off. Some ideas......more

Mad About Melons

As I have mentioned numerous times, I have a rather large garden this summer.  Besides growing tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and basil, a quarter of my garden is being taken over by watermelon.  A small part of the watermelon patch was planned, but the rest is all due to volunteerism....more

All Hands On Deck

Recently, Colby told me I had planted an “overambitious garden.”  He may be right, although I am not complaining…yet.  In my second year of vegetable gardening, the list of things I am learning continues to grow.One thing I’ve learned this year is that one year might produce a bumper crop of zucchini and the next year might be a bust.  This is a bust year for zucchini.  If a bloom forms, it ends up falling off before a zucchini forms.  But, last year was a lousy year for tomatoes, watermelon, and corn, and this year…BUMPER....more

Watermelon Salad with Grilled Corn, Olives, and Goat Cheese Recipe

Juicy, sugary, and dribbly, watermelon is the ultimate fruit to feed a crowd with during summer parties. As lovable as they are when simply sliced up at a picnic or barbecue, this versatile fruit can easily transform into vibrant salads, frozen desserts, and even thirst quenching cocktails....more

Few people know that watermelon tastes great with a little bit of salt (call me weird, but it's ...more

Ten Not to Be Missed Ways To Fuel Your Body’s Self-Healing Powers This Summer

It’s official. Summer is here.  So let’s make the best of it and jump start some healing.  Yes, summer is the perfect time to get the foods you need to ignite those healing pathways in your body.What does that mean?  More energy, less pain, less fatigue and fewer pounds around the middle. So here are ten ways to get started....more

Get Growing -- Watermelon

Planting watermelon in a backyard garden is rewarding and fun. Planting watermelon with children is rewarding, fun, and a great way to introduce the idea of gardening and growing food. This heat-loving annual can be grown in all parts of the country, but higher temperatures and longer growing seasons are more favorable....more

Summer cocktail with Watermelon and firey jalapeño

Sizzling summer barbecues and patio parties are ideal times for hydrating, natural fruit juice cocktails....more

How Does Your Garden Grow?-Aroma Cucina

How Does Your Garden Grow?-Aroma Cucina http://bit.ly/kVh0OC 'Tis orto season! This year we planted tonnage...what was I thinking? Should be a bountiful season if our garden mascot does her job properly. What's in your garden? http://bit.ly/kVh0OC ...more

Watermelon Seeds

The sun beamed down on my pale, freckled skin. I was sitting atop a load of fresh hay as the sweet smell of the bales drifted my way.  ...more