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Grow Your Own Herbs Starting at Thanksgiving Dinner

Herb Section at Local IGC Did you know that cut bunch of herbs from your local grocery store cost as much as it would to start your own plants from seed?  This Thanksgiving when you head out to get your fresh ingredients that include herbs for your Thanksgiving fest I want to challenge you to […]
Slow Cooked Meal

Super Easy Beef and Barley Stew

Heading to the local Independent Garden Center with my friend Kate Copsey of today. It’s a cold 38* outside and after a long day it is nice to come home to a warm healthy meal. The recipes I’m sharing today is prepared in my slow cooker and is super easy to make. This is my […]
My SeedKeeper Filled With Year-Round Favorites

Seed Planning for 2013 on #gardenchat

This Is My seedkeeper organizer Flled With Year-Round Growing! Seed planning 2013 for me is what I’m growing in the greenhouse January until it is time to start the seeds for the garden outdoors.  I’m always thinking seeds no mater what time of year it maybe.  I love the packages they come in and I […]
Bren's Notes ... Traditions with a Spin

Let’s Talk Turkey from the Garden

I’m ready to talk turkey butt … and all the goodies that get stuffed in and around this locally raised bird I roast up each year.  I wasn’t always so confident about preparing the bird for all the guest who stop by each year for our Thanksgiving celebration.  Luckily, the first time I cooked up […]
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iPhone : 5 Quick Photography Tips from a Gardener

The best thing about taking a photo with an iphone is the capture is simple, ease and totally accessible.  Seriously, who doesn’t have their phone on them at all times these days? Today I would like to share  5 simple photography tips when using an iPhone in the garden and out! 1. My #1 rule […]
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Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup #HuntsRecipes

Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup Busy week leading up to Thanksgiving and I’m super thankful for the recipe I’m sharing with you all today.  This is the perfect meal to warm the family up on a cool autumn evening. The seasoned tomatoes and hearty chunks used in this recipe may just have my home canned […]
From Drive Home in #Ohio

You Don’t Want to Know

I’m not sure how long that fully loaded truck sat in the tomato field but I can tell you it was longer then the time it took me to harvest my own home grown in my 40’x50′ veggie garden and process them for winter meals. This photo came to mind when I recently read ‘Fresh […]
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Holiday Planning With Southern Living

In July I was checking my list of last minute summer planting to be sure I had enough flowers to dry for my Christmas garland for that coming December.  December is my favorite time of the year but dreaming of Christmas decor in my summer garden has been a tradition for the past 10 years […]
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Cheerful Original Classic Wreath Giveaway

The cooler temperatures in my Ohio garden has brought me indoors to stay warm and start decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  I’m so excited to be able to offer this giveaway from my friends at P.Allen Smiths because I have had my eye on his collection of Holiday decor since I first saw […]
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Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]
Autumn Planting

Plant Spring NOW!

One of the best things about being a northerner is to experience the bulbs that arrive in spring.  To see a magnificent crocus poke up out of the white snow in February is an experience filled with life and energy during the sometimes drab months of winter. Now is the time to get your spring […]