The Breakfast Skillet: an easy weeknight meal

The last week in Oregon has been over 100 degrees and somewhat miserable. The boys and I have been living at the farm pool, cuddling close to the window AC…

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There is no perfect garden

Do you ever walk out into your garden and feel a sense of defeat? Too many weeds. Bug holes in all your plants. Spent blooms waiting to be deadheaded. Empty…

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Garden Chop Salad: Easy weeknight dinner

I’ve gotten a lot of requests lately for easy weeknight dinners. Until this year I probably would have scoffed at this request, not feeling qualified to answer such a question.…

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Choosing the best tomatoes for your garden

Tomatoes are probably what most people think of when they imagine growing their own food in a backyard garden. There’s just nothing like the way your hands smell after you’ve…

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