22 Things to Eat This Fall Besides Pumpkin (and How to Eat Them)

I like pumpkin as much as any normal person but the pumpkin obsession that strikes every fall has become too much. Once I saw pumpkin-spice scented toilet paper I knew that we, as a society, had crossed the line. Who needs their toilet paper to smell like pumpkin spice? Better question - who is smelling their toilet paper? Y'all...seriously? It's too much. In fact, if I didn't know any better I'd think that pumpkin was the end all be all of fall. There are other things to eat during this beautiful season and some of them are actually … [Read more...]

Vegetables I’m Going to Plant in July (Zone 6b)

In case you missed it recently, my beautiful tomatoes fell victim to a predator. I'm not 100% sure of the culprit but it was either a deer, raccoon, or crow. I made an organic garlic jalapeno pesticide to try to keep them away. I'm also going to try these pepper grains in the yard to ward them off. No word yet on whether either of those work, but I'm giving it a try. It's too soon to call my tomato harvest a bust but it's close. If they don't start to bear new fruit soon there's not going to be time for them to mature. Fingers crossed! I am … [Read more...]

Lemon + Rosemary Roasted Asparagus

Roasted asparagus is one of our favorite veggie side dishes. It's the one vegetable I know I can always count on to be eaten by both me and Brandon. It seems like everything else is either something I love and he hates or vice versa. I'm trying to get him to come around on other vegetables but until then, asparagus FTW! After we settled into our new place I headed out to the grocery store to stock up our new pantry and kitchen. We eat so much fruit and so many vegetables that I usually end up having to go to the store every 3 - 4 days. That … [Read more...]