Grow: Foolproof Hydroponic Gardening in a Tub
If you think hydroponic gardening is difficult or expensive – you’re wrong! A simple tub (or even a milk jug) and a handful of easy-to-find (and cheap) products and you can hack yourself a hydroponics garden. I wanted to title this post “The Easiest Hydroponics Ever” or “Set It and Forget It ...
Thai Firecracker Shrimp
Yesterday, I bribed Nathan to help me do a cooking demo at the Florida Wine Fest in Sarasota. All it cost me was a $12.99 Nerf gun. I say GOOD DEAL! Right before our demo were chefs from Sarasota Bay Club cooking pork belly and seared giant sea scallops. This was the day that Nathan discovered […]
Grow: Hydroponics and Aquaponics Update
Hello everyone! I’ve been “sustainable gardening” for over a year now — with the aquaponics, hydroponics and microgreens. Some of our experiments are GREAT…. and some….well….let me just show you: Things That Worked Hydroponic Sweet Potatoes (in a barrel) From our Potatoes in A Barrel Experiment -
Are You Throwing Away the Most Tender Part of Broccoli?
Ahhh….the sad and lonely stump that gets thrown away after the prized crown is chopped off. BUT IT’S THE BEST PART OF THE BROCCOLI! Underneath that tough, fibrous outer layer of the stalk is the most TENDER part of the broccoli. It’s so tender, delicate and sweet that most of the time, I just eat
Giveaway: Underground Cellar Wine Trip for 4 to Sonoma Valley
My friends at Underground Cellar are giving away: Stay at the luxurious Villa Terra Nova located in the heart of Sonoma wine country Behind-the-scenes private tour of Iron Horse Vineyards, by winemaker David Munskgard VIP chef's dinner at award-winning "the girl and the fig" restaurant Roundtrip ...
Thai Pork Chops in Ginger Coconut Sauce
My husband has only a couple of hobbies, but my oh my, he did choose them well. What I mean to say, is that HIS hobbies benefits ME directly. It’s a selfish way to look at things, but he could have chosen silly things like NASCAR, model rocket building or golfing — none of which […]
Grow: Difference Between Microgreens, Sprouts and Baby Greens
We have been getting a good number of inquiries about microgreens. Seems we have tapped into some curiosity with our original introduction to our microgreens operations. A common question that we get asked frequently is “What is the difference between microgreens, sprouts and baby greens?” That’s a
Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry
The love language between my Mom and I is all about food! We share recipes with each other over the phone and email. We swap cookbooks when we see each other a couple times a year. She packs up Chinese cookbooks for me (all of them written in both Chinese and English) and I save […]
Vietnamese Pho Pressure Cooker – Paleo Friendly
It’s been a loooong time since I’ve made home made pho – much too long! Normally I make beef pho the long and slow way – either in the slow cooker or barely bubbling on the stovetop: Slow Cooker Vietnamese Pho Recipe Vietnamese Beef Pho Recipe Chicken Pho Recipe (Pho Ga) But a very persistent […]
Cheater Pad Thai
Sometimes a cheater sauce is just the answer. The Asian aisle at my local grocery store has soo many bottles and jars of Asian sauces – sweet-sour, kung-pao, ginger-garlic. Most of the time, I tell you to skip the pre-made stuff – it’s just easier to combine fresh ginger, fresh garlic, soy sauce or