When it comes to acquiring high-quality fruit and vegetables for our meals, we tend to head straight to the supermarket, where we can pick up whatever we need from the shelves. But there are so many benefits to growing your own. Sure, supermarkets and grocery stores offer convenience. But when you grow your own vegetables, you know exactly where they are from, you know that … [Read more...] about Growing Your Own Fruits and Vegetables 3 Crops for Beginner Gardeners
If you live in a relatively hot climate, with long and humid summers, you probably get tired of drinking water. These 20 easy fruit-infused waters will help hydrate your body. Better yet, they taste great and add variety to all the water you've been drinking. The heat has gone on and on here in the Carolinas this summer. I drink about a liter of plain old water every … [Read more...] about 20 Easy Fruit-Infused Waters That Hydrate Your Body
Strawberries are so delicious that I freeze strawberry puree every season so that I can pull some out of the freezer throughout the year and enjoy. There's no sweeter indulgence than a decadent home-baked cheesecake topped with fresh strawberry flavor in the middle of November when strawberries are just not available here. This technique is so simple that it's almost … [Read more...] about Freeze Strawberry Puree Today So You Can Enjoy the Berry Good Sweetness All Year!
In Eastern North Carolina, we harvest strawberries in April every year. The season starts around mid-April here and lasts through early May. So give or take a few days, we have a few short weeks to savor the juicy, sweet flavor of these fruits. Pancakes with fresh strawberries are the perfect way to start out a cool April morning. These are my favorite fruit, hands down. I … [Read more...] about Hot, Fresh Strawberry Pancakes: A Reason To Get Out of Bed!