Keys to Success for the Beginning Gardener

Keys to Success for the Beginning Gardener | After a rough winter, spring has finally arrived and the long-awaited gardening season is finally in full swing. If you are new to gardening endeavor, I encourage you to give it a shot! There's no time like the present. :) I put together a few gardening tips so that you can have a successful first season. These basic tips are the things I wish I had known when I first started. | GNOWFGLINS.com

After a rough winter, spring has finally arrived and the long-awaited gardening season is finally in full swing. If you are new to gardening endeavor, I encourage you to give it a shot! There’s no time like the present. :) I put together a few gardening tips so that you can have a successful first season. These basic tips are the things I wish I had known when I first started. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Superfood Smoothie Mix

Superfood Smoothie Mix | You make a lot of smoothies. You find yourself loading them up with superfoods. Measure some chia seeds, measure some hemp seeds. Oh, yeah, don't forget the gelatin and vitamin C! Before you know it, you've dipped into half a dozen containers and made a powdery mess on the counter. One day, I had a light bulb moment. Why not make a mix of all the dry superfoods I regularly add to our smoothies? | GNOWFGLINS.com

You make a lot of smoothies. You find yourself loading them up with superfoods. Measure some chia seeds, measure some hemp seeds. Oh, yeah, don’t forget the gelatin and vitamin C! Before you know it, you’ve dipped into half a dozen containers and made a powdery mess on the counter. One day, I had a light bulb moment. Why not make a mix of all the dry superfoods I regularly add to our smoothies? [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots with Melissa Norris

KYF #066: Inspiring Pioneer Roots | Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn't know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she's on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/66

Melissa Norris grew up living simply and using old-fashioned skills, and noticed as a grown up that most people didn’t know how to preserve or raise their own food. And so, she’s on a mission to help people bring pioneering skills in the modern world. Get to know Melissa through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Humble Hill Farm

Humble Hill Farm | Today you get to visit Courtney and Rick, along with their six children, who live in Central New York at Humble Hill Farm. They are direct market growers selling at the local Farmers Market and offer a CSA, too. | GNOWFGLINS.com

We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today you get to visit Courtney and Rick, along with their six children, who live in Central New York at Humble Hill Farm. They are direct market growers selling at the local Farmers Market and offer a CSA, too. [by Wardee Harmon]

Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram

Spotlight on Herbs: Marjoram | I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it's an herb that deserves a second look. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I rarely see marjoram in the spotlight. It humbly takes its place next to showier herbs like borage and bay leaf trees, and more popular rosemary and thyme. And yet, year after year, this little plant thrives in both garden and pot. It survives the long winter, basking in the light of a sunny window. With both culinary and medicinal uses, it’s an herb that deserves a second look. [by Andrea Sabean]

KYF #065: The Skoolie Revisited

The Skoolie Revisited | How are things going for the Delgado family in the skoolie? Things are looking good. :) Join me to check-in with Jami and her family (of 5) that reside in a converted school bus in southern California. We talk about their improvements and challenges, her grain-free cooking, and what she does for fun. Plus... the tip of the week -- the world's BEST plastic bag dryer! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/65

How are things going for the Delgado family in the skoolie? Things are looking good. :) Join me to check-in with Jami and her family (of 5) that reside in a converted school bus in southern California. We talk about their improvements and challenges, her grain-free cooking, what her kids are cooking these days, and what she does for fun. Plus… the tip of the week — the world’s BEST plastic bag dryer! [by Wardee Harmon]

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs

Local Food 101: Chickens and Eggs | How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you're buying. In this post, we'll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. | GNOWFGLINS.com

How can you know if a particular food source is a wise and healthy choice? You start by talking to the farmer who produces it, asking questions that pertain to the type of food you’re buying. In this post, we’ll discuss chickens and eggs (and other poultry as well). Use these questions when approaching your local farmer or source. [by Jenny Cutler]