Rose Petal & Rhubarb Syrup

Rose Petal & Rhubarb Syrup

Eating fresh foods in tune with the seasons has made me so very appreciative of bonafide, true blue freshness. Foods are no longer selected and consumed based upon what’s on sale in the grocery store. Rather, they are purchased only when they are really, truly in season. And not in season in some distant state. […]

Rhubarb Butter

Rhubarb Butter

Childhood could be summed up in a stalk of rhubarb dipped in sugar. Am I right? I don’t know how I consumed so much of the stuff, paired with store brand bleached white granulated sugar and actually enjoyed it. But I did. And I still love rhubarb. I have a particular affinity for the deep […]

Fall Preparation for Hugelkultur Gardening (Lake Time Magazine Article) + Start-to-Finish Hugelkultur Garden Photos 2015

Fall Preparation for Hugelkultur Gardening (Lake Time Magazine Article) + Start-to-Finish Hugelkultur Garden Photos 2015

As someone who has had a life long love of both writing and gardening, I was so honored to be invited to submit a fall gardening article for the inaugural issue of Lake Time Magazine, a publication that celebrates the countless reasons why Minnesota is such an incredible state to live in. I could not […]

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Sometimes, the best things in life do come at a cost. Berry picking is definitely one of those things for us- and I don’t mean money, either. It means heading out into the woods, husband and children in tow, knowing there’s a very real risk of bears, bugs, bees, thorns, bumps, bruises, scratches, tears, and […]

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Canning season is my most favorite season- and one of the longest ones for me, second only to winter ;). I typically start in June and don’t stop until after deer season closes in November, loving it all the while. And it always begins with strawberry-rhubarb jam when the strawberries are ripe and the rhubarb […]