Fermenting is trending now because it's fun to make your own pickles and brews, and because fermented foods help your overall health. They contain helpful microbes that act like Young Life in your gut, holding the line on negative outside influences.
This is part two of a series taking it one step further - and showing you how to save hundreds on produce and home products, enrich your garden and help the environment all in one thrifty and green package, no Dumpster diving required!
All of Florida's 27 species of frog are found right here, in North Florida backyards. But before you say ewwww, consider this: They can take the place of harmful pesticides.
All those leaves spilling into and over the garden, smothering weeds with their fragile strength, are actually edible. No, not only edible. They’re really tasty – less bitter than chard or kale and with 3 times more vitamin B6, 5 times more vitamin C, and almost 10 times more riboflavin than the actual sweet potatoes themselves, according to Prevention Magazine.
So, you think you can grow it better?
Do you? Huh?
Well, I bet you're right.
If you have a veggie you've beaten the odds to grow - or grown a variety I've slain single-handedly - please email me your photos and I'll write a post about you and your gardening success!
You chose them oh so carefully, watered them very patiently, attended them quite so faithfully - and, they STILL didn't grow! Don't be too quick to take the blame.
We picked up these gorgeous, locally raised eggs Wednesday at Curries Market for $3.50 a dozen. It's almost a shame to crack them; they look like nature's Fabergé.
As a professional educator, I understand how important – and fulfilling – it is to teach kids real skills they can use to improve their lives. Kids in 'food deserts' especially can learn healthy and fun ways to eat through gardening.
I started wondering: Why was I disappointed to find the fresh White Acre peas sold out? Maybe it was how good I remembered them tasting when I was a child. Maybe all of us in line had been smelling the savor of nostalgia and our own family histories.