June Garden Tour

  This post is sponsored by Texas Department of State Health Services It’s another beautiful day in Wonderland! It’s going to be a lovely season in the backyard and I can’t wait to show you around. This is the third season for my roses and I have a feeling this will be the year when…

TRT Loves: Homegrown Herb Garden by Lisa Baker Morgan and Ann McCormick

I recently got my hands on a book that’s a cookbook-gardening book hybrid and loved it! It’s a great afternoon read on a rainy day. Morgan and McCormick make an herb garden sound simple (it is!) in their easy-to-follow tips. The descriptions are on-point; you don’t have to wade through paragraphs to find what you’re looking for. It’s…

How to Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Winter

I can’t take credit for this idea but I also can’t remember where I saw it. I know a Facebook page I’d “liked” shared this, but I can’t remember who. I do, however, remember being completely gobsmacked by the idea. Slaps forehead. Of course! It’s so simple! Freeze herbs in olive oil and pop them out…

Over the Moon Basil Centerpiece

Two of my college girlfriends were coming over for brunch last Saturday and I needed a centerpiece in a pinch, but I only had three decent roses (of the Over the Moon variety) in my yard to snip. What’s a hostess to do? Add basil! I blogged a while ago about using herbs as floral arrangements…

Simple Summer Salads

I love salads. I often find myself defending salads. Why does salad have a reputation for being boring? Salad is anything but boring! Every bite is a different combination of ingredients. I eat salad several nights a week for dinner because it’s fast and easy. Here are some of my favorites to inspire your own…

Raised Bed Garden Update

Here are some photo updates on my raised bed vegetable garden. Did you know that planting things such as garlic, onions, and herbs will flavor plants growing nearby?

Herb Bouquet: Basil, Rosemary, Change of Heart Rose

I have a newfound love of herb bouquets. My mom picked too much basil for a recipe at the lake house and stuck the extra in a vase. The basil not only looked attractive, it perfumed the whole kitchen! Back at home, I threw together this simple bouquet for a cheerful Summer table.   Bonus…