Air Plant Holders – Containers to Display Your Tillandsia Collection

air plant planters

Air plants are not only fun to grow, they are also fun to display.  So many household items can be fashioned into containers for these sweet little plants that don’t need soil to grow.  These air plant holders are cute. compact and perfect to display your tillandsia collection. Have you tried growing air plants? These…

Curried Crock Pot Broccoli Soup

Broccoli soup

One of my favorite soup recipes is a creamy broccoli soup.  This curried crock pot broccoli soup is thick and creamy with a hint of coconut milk is not too spicy and has a lovely mix of spices that give the soup a savory taste. It is a great addition to your collection of slow…

Cold Summer Desserts to Beat the Heat

Frozen desserts

When the summer heats up, I go looking through my recipes of cold summer desserts.  There is nothing like a frozen bowl or stick of something to cool me down when the temps are in the 90s. Beat the Heat with these Cold Summer Desserts Root beer floats, summer cocktails, frozen fruit and ice cream…

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake – Paleo – Dairy Free

Gluten free coffee cake

Are you looking for a tasty breakfast option for those days when you want a little sweeter start to your day? This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake has loads of flavor and is perfect for brunch on a lazy weekend. It also makes a super dessert! This coffee cake is one of those semi homemade desserts…

Growing Hollyhocks – A Traditional Cottage Garden Favorite-

Hollyhocks

If you love perennial plants with a long blooming season, you will likely have a fondness for growing hollyhocks. This lovely perennial is a popular garden favorite that flowers throughout most of the summer months. Hollyhocks (Puccinia malvacearum) are often found in cottage gardens.  They make a great background plant for shorter perennials and come in…

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Strawberry frozen yogurt popsicle

These strawberry frozen yogurt pops are a fun and easy way to beat the heat when the temps are rising and you want a cold dessert to cool down.  They have a rich red color and are not overly sweet. The taste is summer time fresh! Making these strawberry frozen yogurt pops. I love cold…

Balloon Flower – Tips for Growing Platycodon grandiflorus

Platycodon grandiflorus is also known as Balloon flower

Balloon Flower, or Platycodon grandiflorus, is also known as Chinese Bell flower. The common names of this pretty perennial plant come from the plump found flower buds that resemble hot air balloons or Chinese lanterns before they open. Growing Balloon Flower Perennial This hardy and easy care perennial is one of my favorite summer blooming perennials. The…

Gluten Free Mexican Chori Pollo

Chorizo pollo recipe

It’s time for one of my favorite international dishes – Mexican Chori Pollo.  This recipe is full of bold flavors, topped with cheese and baked in the oven for one amazing meal. If you eat at Mexican restaurants often, you will likely have seen Chori Pollo offered as a choice.  The dish is similar to…

Growing Sweet Tomatoes – Tips, Tricks and Myths

Vegetable gardening is so satisfying and home grown tomatoes are at the top of my favorites list. The taste of home grown tomatoes is nothing at all like those that you buy in the stores. Even the vine ripened ones can’t compare in taste to the sweetness of those you grow yourself. Have you ever…

Add A Blast of Sunshine with Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Nothing quite brightens a mood like cheerful yellow flowers.  There are loads of annuals and perennials that bring this bright splash of color to your garden. The contrast of the cheerful color against the green leaves makes a fabulous play in a garden bed. Yellow Flowers for Summer Gardens Yellow flowers add a touch of…

25+ Best Summer Blooming Plants

Summer blooming plants

We are right in the middle of the hottest part of the summer. The early spring bloomers are finished and now it is time for the tough summer blooming plants to be the stars in the garden. Summer blooming plants have to be able to withstand the high temperatures that come with summer.  They also need…

Paleo Grilled Pork Chops

Paleo grilled pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias It’s time for some Paleo Grilled Pork Chops. These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have an amazing flavor that comes from a marinade before cooking and a sauce that gets added once the chops are grilled. The…

Chocolate Nut Granola Bars – Paleo – Gluten Free

Chocolate granola bars

Looking for a grab and go breakfast recipe or a snack to enjoy after a workout? Try these chocolate nut granola bars.  These bars are soft and chewy and have just a touch of sweetness that pairs well with the crunch from the nuts. Making these Chocolate Nut Granola Bars is so easy! I used a…

Controlling Monkey Grass – How to Get Rid of Liriope

Liriope - Monkey Grass can be used as a focal plant , border plant or ground cover.

Depending on your point of view, you will either consider monkey grass a lovely ground cover or an unwanted weed.  If the latter is more of your mindset, these tips for controlling monkey grass will help you get rid of your unwelcome garden visitor. Check Craig’s list free advertisements on most weekends in the summer here…

Broccoli Salad with Orange Almond Dressing

Broccoli side dish

This clean eating broccoli salad features cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds and green onions and a creamy vegan dressing made with Mirin, orange juice and almond butter. It is great served either as a side dish, or main course salad. I love to make my own salad dressing. First of all, it allows me to put…

100+ Recipe Substitutions – Replacements

1-1+ recipe substitutes.

Are there times when you are missing just one ingredient and can’t make a recipe?  Perhaps you are following a meal plan or trying to lose weight and you can’t have certain foods. If so, you will find these recipe substitutes and replacements a big help in getting your meals on the table in no time at…

Spice Rub Mix – Great for Steaks, Roasts and more

BBQ spice Rub

This is hands down my favorite spice rub mix.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices.  It keeps well and goes quickly. It is the perfect rub to use on all sorts meats for the grill.  It’s barbecue time! Make your own…