My garden produced more zucchini this year than it has in the past seven years combined!  I didn’t even have my normal “to the death” fight with the arch-nemesis of all cucurbits, the ugly, mean squash bugs. I gave away zucchini, I grated and froze zucchini, I added zucchini to homemade marinara sauce, I […]

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Baked Goods, Beef, Cooking, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

When The Love Is Gone – “I love you, but I’m tired of this and if you would shrivel up and die, I’d be thrilled.” Those were my thoughts this morning as I stared down at my oversized zucchini plant and picked yet another beautiful green squash from the midst of its massive leaves. You’d […]

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Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Organic Gardening

Four Tips To Keep You From Quitting

My husband, Garry, has been in California this week, leaving Annie and me here to hold down the fort.  The first day he was gone Annie and I went shopping, watched a movie, did a bit of gardening – just everyday girl stuff.  So yesterday I decided we should take a day trip and visit […]

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Baked Goods, Blog, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening

Extra Zucchini? Bake A Chocolate Zucchini Cake!

The weather here in Virginia is already starting to heat up and the realization that summer is right around the corner becomes more evident every day.  Early mornings are now when you’ll find me out working in my garden as I attempt to care for and water my plants before the heat becomes too unbearable.  […]

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Food, Fruit, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

When Your Garden Gives You Peppers, Pickle Them!

I grew up in the South eating typical (and very delicious) southern cuisine: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, zucchini cooked every way possible, homegrown tomatoes, biscuits, grits, corn on the cob and apple pie.  Yum! It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!   But one thing I don’t seem to remember my dad growing […]

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Food, Fruit, Organic Gardening, Recipes

Hot Pepper Jelly Is Just One Reason You Should Plant Jalapeños

My Interview With A Fairweather, But Happy Gardener! (For today’s blog post, I had hoped to speak with an internationally renowned gardener, but it turned out, I was put in contact with a mom who loves to try her hand at growing organic vegetables and fruits.  I know you’ll enjoy her insights!) *Good morning Jody, […]

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