Pop quiz! What’s the difference between jam and jelly? Don’t know? Jam starts with fresh fruit and jellies start with fruit juice! Now you know! During the summer, my local grocer had plums on sale and I bought more than we could have ever eaten! So I made red plum jam for the first time […]
In a quest to eat healthier, I purchased a ChefStyle air fryer from my neighborhood grocer. I bought the largest one since we are a family of four. I prepared three dishes and wanted to share the outcome! Fried Fish: We used a special boxed seasoning that was specifically made for air fryers. I hadn’t […]
At first, I thought growing herbs indoor would be easy. I mean, I’d seen makeover shows and seen magazine spreads of all these beautiful fragrant indoor herb gardens. And then I uttered those words that will make a reluctant student out of you real quick…how hard could it be? This wall had been […]
This summer I was determined to use fresh peaches in some kind of delectable dessert. I thought perhaps a cobbler. I can honestly say that I’ve had a good peach cobbler only once. All my other experiences left me with soggy, overcooked peaches. A cobbler crust that was less than desirable. Or a cobbler that […]
Instead, it’s a beloved salad ingredient. And here I was, throwing it away and loathing its very existence in my garden when people want it and can’t even grow it!
Summer is here and having lived in the South now for over 20 years, I’ve learned the importance of sweet tea. It’s a staple and helps cool you down on hot, humid, summer days. I did say humid, right? Combining this southern staple with one of the best summer fruits of the season is bliss. […]
There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to okra. People either love it or hate it. Our family loves it. We planted 10 okra plants this year at Alexander Farm & Garden and I’m so excited! We plan to eat, freeze, give some away to our local food pantry and we’ll […]
As a kid, I hated washing dishes. No, seriously. I’d would have rather cleaned my room, picked up after the dogs, even watch my kid sister rather than wash the dishes. After dinner, there was always a pile of crusty pots and pans and I couldn’t understand why every single utensil had to get used! […]