Butternut squash is a tan squash with a bright orange flesh. It tastes tastes like autumn. It is sweet and nutty much like pumpkin but sweeter and less stringy. Caramelizing it brings out the sweetest, richest flavor. Caramelizing is cooking it until it has a nice golden crust on it, bring out the natural sugars and flavors. I love it roasted with garlic and onion. It also makes a wonderful winter soup.
It is a winter squash, which means it doesn’t fully mature until fall. Continue reading “Growing Butternut Squash”
Broccoli is a brassica in the cruciferous family, along with cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, rutabaga and others.
It is a nutritional superstar. Cruciferous vegetables are well established as healthy foods with cancer preventative properties. However, broccoli outshines them all. It is jam packed with nutrition! If you were only going to eat one vegetable, it should be broccoli. Of course, it goes without saying that you should eat more than one vegetable. While the florets have most of the phytonutrients, the stalk has most of the fiber, so eat the whole thing! If you don’t like broccoli, learn to like it, remember you can train your taste buds.. 👅 Continue reading “Growing Broccoli”
Bok Choy is another easy green to grow. Actually, it is a Brassica, in the cabbage family. It is a staple in Asian cooking and there are many different varieties. Continue reading “Growing Bok Choy”
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
It’s been a month of winter gardening and things have gone surprisingly well. All of my cool season crops are in the ground either with a cold frame or on their own. We had some snow yesterday, so I put some hoop houses with a frost protection fabric. Continue reading “Winter Gardening: March Garden”
“Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14
Snow peas are an easy, fast growing crop to plant. Continue reading “Growing Snow Peas”
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground..” Genesis 3:19
Autumn is almost here. The garden is winding down, but I still have some vegetables growing. The sweet potatoes are Continue reading “Growing Food in Autumn”
I thoroughly enjoy growing my own food in the garden. Each year I switch it up a bit. We’ve grown winter squash, summer squash, greens, herbs, melons, nightshades and more. If you’ve never considered growing your own food, or you’re sitting on the fence about it, here are some of the best reasons to grow food in the garden. Continue reading “13 Terrific Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.”