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LEMONS for Hearth and Home
Lemons are so versatile and have so many uses in all sort of ways that it is one of those comfortable facts of life - it’s just great to know that they are there for the growing and using. And if life does hand you lemons - make lemonade of course, but count yourself lucky and reach out for more
Decor for Entrances
From a stark space to a sparkle place – that could be the sub-title to this article especially if you seek an entrance that is inviting and very welcoming.You may already have such an entrance – so then is it time for a change of focus or a new idea?
Recipes with TARRAGON
Cooking with herbs – especially homegrown ones – just has to be a pleasure the poets are still writing about. Growing a Herb Container Garden is actually very easy when you get down to it – all they need is what we all need … sunshine, water, food and care! These FRENCH TARRAGON recipes are good!
Herbs in Action - TARRAGON
For pleasure and fragrance, for taste tingles and recipe zing and for easy if caring growing in containers, you won’t go too wrong with French Tarragon. This ‘phat’ feathery green herb is a wonderful addition to your herb collection so plan to grow some soon.
Recipes with TOMATOES
What can you do with tomatoes? You can pickle, can and preserve them, jam them, sun-dry them, sauce them, mash, slice and dice them – yep, keep going! The versatility of tomatoes in the kitchen seems never-ending so whatever you do with your homegrown or organic tomato crop, enjoy the results!
Lewis Grizzard said “It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." And he knows what he’s talking about! Are you growing your own tomatoes? I hope so – and if not I hope you plan to begin just as soon as you can.
Green is lean. Green is good. Green is scrumptious - made more so with the knowledge that you grew all the vegetables and herbs yourself (or swapped with a neighbour or maybe bought from the organic market). The taste buds of all who share will thank you for your efforts with requests for more!
Recipe for RED PEPPER RELISH
Growing your own food and herbs is so rewarding – so much so that nobody can describe it adequately … you have to grow something yourself to really appreciate what they mean. Recipes abound for whatever you do grow. Here is a delicious recipe for a relish that goes with barbecue fare. Yum.
Recipe for VEGETABLE STOCK
When you start to grow your own veggies in containers, the joy of putting them to use in the kitchen is just too good to describe - the achievement alone has its own fragrance! Making a simple vegetable stock is a wonderful way to use up your produce; besides, you can also make some vegetable water.
Rose Colour Choices
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? Once you have the basics in place these beautiful plants will give you much pleasure. What colour rose should you choose?
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