Category Archives: Vegetables

Tofu and Kale Scramble: Part of a Simple Life

Choices to be Made: An Introduction Fast friendly author Julie Montagu, the Flexi Foodie, has several amazing books about superfoods. Superfoods Superfast features 100 energizing recipes to make in 20…

Make Your Own Wild Game Stock, It’s Easy!

                  With the shorter days and snow on the ground, hearty soups and stews are often on the menu. A good stock…

Farming in the Rain: Sitka, Alaska

Sitka’s climate Gardening in Sitka’s climate presents several challenges. I would have to say too much rain and a lack of sunlight would have to be at the top of…

The search for local knowledge: the Homer Garden Club publications

A slow start Last spring I moved to the Homer area with my family. It was late June by the time I got a chance to start a garden. I…

Pollinator on Primula

Book Review: Perennial Gardening “Easy to Follow Guide, Plant once and enjoy your plants, flowers, shrubbery, and vegetables forever” – Susan Hollister

I purchased and read this book for the assignment from Alaska UAF Master Gardening class.  It is applicable to my garden where I try to only plant perennials; and hopefully…

What’s That on my Turnip?

This past year I bought my first home and it came with a fenced-in garden and some raised garden beds. I was ambitious to plant a garden this year, although gardening is…

Making seed tape and trying new carrot recipes. A good task for the long nights of winter

Why make seed tape? I hate to thin my seedlings. It’s just so sad to pull one of my dear little plants. I am also terrible at taking the time…

From Bickles to Zickles

Every Alaskan gardener eventually runs up against the end of the season and a plethora of produce.Then comes the problem of what to do with it to actually get people…