Spring is nearly here. That means its time to get gardening in earnest! I have written tons of posts and … Continue reading Vegetable and Spice Garden Time!
Hi all! Today was the big day! Copies of Grow Your Own Spices started showing up at homes everywhere. Some … Continue reading Grow Your Own Spices Arrives – at Homes Everywhere!
Lately, I’ve had several people tell me that they don’t think they can grow spices where they live. I happen … Continue reading Spice Gardening for Indoor Landscapes, Greenhouses, and Outdoor Gardens
Hi all! First, I have some not-so-good news to share. We had to push back the release of Grow Your … Continue reading An Inside Look at Grow Your Own Spices and the Secrets of the Publishing Process, Plus Personal IOUs for the Holidays!
Hi All! With my new book, Grow Your Own Spices, coming out soon (and already available for pre-order from many … Continue reading Free Course on Growing Spices
I think food dishes taste better — and nourish more than our bodies — when they are steeped in long-standing … Continue reading Fermented Food Fight Over Kimchi
Saffron is one of the most exotic seeming and expensive spices in the world. Yet I grow an abundant perennial … Continue reading Growing, Harvesting, and Curing Saffron at Home (with Video)
Hi Everyone! I’d like to share a link to The House and Homestead. This is a blog and educational site … Continue reading The House and Homestead
Hi everyone! It’s finally fall here in Northwestern North Carolina. After the intense heat, humidity, and heavy rains we’ve had … Continue reading Growing and Harvesting Ginger at Home (with Video and a Peak in My Fall Garden)
Sesame is a surprisingly resilient seed and spice plant that many people can grow at home. You’ll just need to … Continue reading The Secrets of Sesame
As a homesteader, I grow most of our vegetables, herbs, and fruits. I also raise chickens and ducks for eggs … Continue reading Growing and Harvesting Mustard for Spice
For all you spice lovers, get tips on growing, harvesting, curing, and using garlic. Plus, get a preview of the stunning cover of my new book “Grow Your Own Spices”. Continue reading Grow Your Own Spices (with a Video on Growing and Harvesting Garlic)
Coriander and Cilantro are the same plant at different stages. Learn how to grow and use both. Continue reading Cilantro and Coriander
Learn more about the annatto, achiote, or lipstick tree. Its seeds are used to color food naturally and spice up many food dishes from its native growing areas. It is also a lovely ornamental that can even be grown in pots. Continue reading Annatto, Achiote, or the Lipstick Tree