Kalanchoe Tomentosa – Care of Panda Plant Pussy Ears Donkey Ears

Kalanchoe Tomentosa - panda plant succulent

Kalanchoe plants are tender succulents that are very easy to grow and come in many leaf shapes and textures. These growing tips for Kalanchoe Tomentosa will give you a fuzzy and textured leaf succulent that you will fall in love with. Kalanchoe tomentosas are a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers.…

Crustless Chicken Quiche – Healthy and Light Breakfast Recipe

Cooked crustless chicken quiche

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories.  Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust…

Growing Green Beans – Bush Beans vs Pole Beans

If you are looking for an easy to grow vegetable that ranks right up there in popularity with tomatoes, try growing green  beans.  Find out which variety is a good choice in your vegetable gardening project this summer – bush beans vs pole beans, and also when to plant, how to nurture and tips for…

Romantic Rose Quotes – 20 Best Rose Love Quotes with Images

The rose has long been the symbol of love and is often given as a gift on Valentine’s Day. These romantic rose quotes and sayings with gorgeous photos of roses will make you think fondly of your special person. Quotations on roses are a favorite with the readers of The Gardening Cook, and they are…

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Boothbay Harbor, Me

Discovering the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay Maine

Botanical Gardens vary greatly from one place to another, but each seems to have its own special theme. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine. have a Children’s Garden that is one of the best I have seen. My husband and I tour the country, in the summer months, visiting garden centers around the…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegan – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

Vegan chocolate peanut butter cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have a crunchy outer layer of chocolate (cocoa) with a filling of smooth peanut butter.   The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  I always warm these cookies just before eating to get that straight from the oven taste. They are delicious…

Growing Hellebores – Lenten Rose – How to Grow Helleborus

Growing Hellebore

If you like the idea of a plant that flowers in winter while there is still snow on the ground, try Growing Hellebores.  Lenten Rose is another name for helleborus. The blooms come in lots of different shades and shapes. I first heard of Hellebores perennial several years ago when I spent a season trying…

Vegan Lasagne With Eggplant and Mushrooms

tofu lasagne

This Vegan Lasagne is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagna contains.  And at only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. Deciding to adopt a vegan style of eating comes with its challenges.  Many of the traditional “comfort food”…

Snowman Wall Hanging – A Rustic Christmas Decoration

This cute snowman wall hanging was made from a old kitchen door frame. He is easy to do and looks great hanging on a wall.

This snowman wall hanging is a rustic Christmas decoration that is made from an old kitchen door frame. It is super easy to make and looks great hanging on the shutters at our front door entry. I have a huge collection of both snowmen and Santa Claus Christmas decorations.  Our family room really gets into…

Boxwood Christmas Wreath – DIY Holiday Project

DIY Holiday Boxwood Wreath form

This boxwood Christmas wreath makes a nice change from the traditional fir wreath often seen this time of the year. it’s easy to make and you can use items from your own yard. We got our Christmas tree the other day, and I always buy my wreath from the same vendor at the Farmer’s market…

Cherry Cordial Recipe – Making Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

Homemade chocolate cherry cordials

My all time favorite Christmas treat is a chocolate covered cherry cordial. Each year, this is something that my husband buys me for my stocking, and he knows that I’ll be thanking “Santa” for these bonbons. Home made chocolate covered cherries are a pop of delicious fruity, sweet flavor in your mouth and an extra…

Front Porch Decor for Fall – Autumn Entry Decorating Ideas

front porch decor for fall

It’s that time of the year.  Pumpkins, Indian Corn and autumn plants all help to make this front porch decor for fall a hit with visitors! Each year, I use supplies from the previous porch but mix them up a bit to make my fall front porch decor a little extra special. This year, I…