Tools & Tips

jam on toast

We Be Jammin’

Am I alone in thinking I’m going to kill someone with a botched jar of jam?

fresh farm eggs

Tools & Tips: Eggs

I’m up to my eyeballs in eggs. Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years when it comes to eggs.

spring garden prep

Spring Garden Tips

Here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm weather vegetables and herbs.

garden radishes

Hidden Gems: Radishes

Radishes taste great, are extremely easy to grow and make any plate prettier with their amazing ruby red color.

Red Ranunculus

Fresh Flower Tips

Chances are it’s day three since the Valentine flowers from your honey arrived at the door. If that’s the case, today is the day to give new life to those blossoms of love—Isn’t it kind of nice to have all the sap behind us for another year?

John Jeavons vegetable garden resource

Tuesday Tool: Garden Books

What I lack in natural botanical insight is made up for with these garden resources and a hefty dose of wonderful Santa Barbara weather.

organic vegetable garden trellises

Pruning and DIY Trellises

During the winter stone fruit trees are not blossoming and robust with juicy treasures. And while I wouldn’t trade the summer bounty for this colder season, I do love the sculptural look of the naked branches.