The storm blew most of my quince off of the tree and I have a new gluten free baking flour from WinCo bulk section that I just had to tryout. Of course, quince muffins would be my first solution. … Continue reading
Chick Pea Crust for Open Pies I found this recipe for a pie crust made with chick pea flour embedded in a chickpea quiche recipe. For now, I need a wheat free recipe to make pies out of my abundant … Continue reading
This blog has a mixture of recipes that I tried and recipes that look tempting all organized in one place. I have a mountain of plums to can and quick! They are falling off of the tree faster than I … Continue reading
A simple way to start a compost pile is to create a wire basket. Take a sheet of mesh fencing such as chicken wire, hardware cloth, or chain link fencing that is readily accessible. Overlap the sides of the mesh … Continue reading
Good scavengers for the backyard composting include pigeons, rabbits and chickens. Continue reading
These muffins are fragrant, spicy and flavorful. They make a great grab and go breakfast or snack. The use of unrefined sugars provides a caramel flavor. The basic recipe uses drained quince sauce, which is similar to apple sauce. When … Continue reading
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, compost is “a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land.” Simply put, compost is what is left behind by organisms that eat dead things. Biologists call these … Continue reading
My introduction to compost was a gift from my Dad. As a farm boy and soil scientist, he had an avid interest in compost long before it became trendy. Some of my earliest memories were of him turning and tending … Continue reading
California Herps Page for Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard – Sceloporus uniformis I was quite surprised to find a friendly visitor in my dining room this afternoon. A rather calm lizard was basking on the tile floor. My cat walked by … Continue reading
Turning the desert into an ‘oasis of healthy eating The Victorville Daily Press released an interesting article about a local gardener who uses hydroponics to grow his vegetables. Good read. By Rene Ray De La Cruz Staff Writer Posted … Continue reading
I found an appealing recipe for Lentil Apple Muffins on the internet. Only one problem, it was a few days before payday, and I needed to cook with ingredients that I had in the pantry. I was out of lentils … Continue reading
Keyhole gardens are basically raised beds with an access path and built in compost column. After I published Keyhole Gardens are a Proven Strategy for Working With Caliche in Arid Regions, I got a ping back from Mr. Jon Moore … Continue reading
I have had both good success and expensive failures growing fruit and nut trees in my garden. My Tillman Apricot is by far my best producer. Other trees failed to survive the first year. We can have warm winters and … Continue reading
I learned some wonderful strategies for working with caliche layers under poor soils from the local gardening community. Keyhole gardens are one of the approaches. I have seen several interpretations of the keyhole garden posted on Facebook. Then some Julie … Continue reading
Their assigned duties will include (with time) egg laying, nutrient processing, compost processing, pest control, chicken therapy and general entertainment. Continue reading
Yummy! If you could eat it with a corn tortilla, you could eat it with a chick pea tortilla. Continue reading
worlds-greatest-pulse-dishes-photos features an amazing, mouthwatering photo gallery of dishes made with pulses. These labeled pictures are a wonderful one stop idea shop for inspiring web searches for new recipes. See a photo you like? Copy paste the name of the … Continue reading
• provide plant-based proteins and amino acids,
ensuring food security.
• fight obesity due to their high fiber content.
• prevent and help manage chronic diseases such
as diabetes, coronary conditions, and cancer.
• are an important source of plant-based protein
• fix nitrogen, increasing soil fertility.
• are sustainable, using less water than many
other protein crops.” Continue reading
Article features what to consider when planning: Vegetable Garden Backyard flock of Chickens Backyard farm animals Compost Pile Backyard bee keeping Backyard clothes drying Backyard Orchard
I bought a six pack of rhubarb from Cal Herbolds. Searching for the best micro-climate, I planted them in a variety of places. They didn’t do well in well drained sand with full sun. This rhubarb, on the other hand, … Continue reading
On the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd, nearly 10,000 plants and more than 600 varieties will be available for you to purchase. Continue reading
Peace, Love and Soil – Composting improves soil, gardens, moods, and relationships. Continue reading
I looked up a source for red pumpkin seeds to grow the pumpkin listed in the following recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVxSXc_221g&google_comment_id=z13jwdkbkvz5glk3u22ezheofnjwg3ale&feature=em-comments I am currently looking for ways to eat without “white stuff” per instructions from my cardiologist. There are a lot … Continue reading
• By Faith Pineo • We like to try something new each gardening season and decided to give this a shot a few years back. But this method was only new to us, as our grandfather used to plant this … Continue reading