Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

I received one copy of Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast from the publisher at no charge to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put towards my blogging adventure.I grew up in New England and my dad was an avid gardener. He was quite successful at it, too. Once you get all the rocks out of the ground, gardening in New England isn't too hard. You have a short growing season but we got so … [Read more...]

Fitness Confidential Book Review

Getting in shape seems like a goal that I never actually achieve. I work at it a lot. I eat healthy..most of the time and exercise...sometimes. Okay, I exercise when I start to feel guilty and my pants are starting to not fit any more. It isn't that I don't WANT to get in shape. I just seem to lack the motivation. I am slowly working at it, though, and if you want to get in shape, too, than Fitness Confidential might be a good resource to help guide, motivate and amuse you along your journey to healthier living! Keep reading for my review and … [Read more...]

Need Honey Recipes? Try The Fresh Honey Cookbook!

This post about honey recipes and the Fresh Honey Cookbook has been made possible by a book I received at no charge to review. I hope it comes in handy if you are looking for honey recipes! All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies in return.I am not a big believer in coincidences. A few weeks ago I received The Fresh Honey Cookbook: 84 Recipes from a Beekeeper's Kitchen to review and in the same exact week I received a … [Read more...]

Raw Food For Dummies Book Review

I received a copy of Raw Food For Dummies  for review. As I try to eat healthier I find myself interested in a number of different diet concepts. Some people go for high protein, low carb diets. Others choose to give up meat and/or animal based products. Some will only eat light and low fat foods. I recently met someone who was a raw vegan and the concept was fascinating.How does one start a raw food diet? Are you left eating carrot sticks and fruit every day? Is it possible for raw food to be a bit more complex and interesting? I have … [Read more...]

Preserving Wild Foods

I was provided one copy of Preserving Wild Foods at no charge in order to facilitate my review by all opinions expressed are my own.  Preserving Wild FoodsTitle:   Preserving Wild FoodsSubtitle:  A Modern Forager's Recipes for Curing, Canning, Smoking, and PicklingISBN:  978-1603427272Authors:  Matthew Weingarten, Raquel PelzelPublisher:  Storey Publishing, LLC (November 6, 2012)Format/Length:  Paperback 256 pages From the Publisher: Crab apple mostarda. Instant samphire pickles. Sweet … [Read more...]

Meals in a Jar Book Review

Why settle for preservative-packed frozen dinners, freeze-dried backpacking food and military MREs when a healthier and tastier option can easily be stored in the pantry? Meals in a Jar provides the step-by-step, detailed instructions needed to create all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner options that you can keep on a shelf and enjoy at any time. Meals in a jar work great for picnics, too. Check out my other healthy picnic ideas and start taking your meals on the go!Meals in a Jar Book Review  Title:  Meals in a Jar Subtitle:  Quick … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Book: Homegrown Honey Bees #sp

Disclaimer:  This beekeeping book was provided to me at no cost by Storey publishing in exchange for my honest review.My husband and I have been wanting to get our own bees for years now but don't feel that we live in a good location. Between the kids and the dog and the close by neighbors, we have finally admitted to ourselves that it will have to wait til we move out of the burbs. However, we keep doing research on beekeeping so that as soon as we are ready, we know what to do and where to buy our beekeeping supplies. I recently … [Read more...]

Book Review and #Giveaway: The Weekend Homesteader

I have always been fascinated with the concept of living a self sufficient life. The idea that I could feed my family on what I grow in my garden or bake in my kitchen is appealing, although I seriously think we would all starve if that were the case! I am an avid gardener but my yields are terribly low. I love to bake but my homemade bread comes out so dense it is almost a lethal weapon if you chuck it at someone. Clearly, I need a little bit of help in my effort to become self reliant! That is where The Weekend Homesteader comes in! I … [Read more...]

Beekeeping For Dummies: Everything You Need to Know About Beekeeping

Beekeeping is a great way to support our pollinators.  Of course, raising honeybees isn't easy!  How do you build a beehive?  Where do you buy honeybees? If you want answers to these questions, Beekeeping for Dummies can help!Interested in raising honey bees? Beekeeping for Dummies is a friendly, practical guide to starting your own beehive. It includes expert tips for maintaining a healthy honeybee colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Put ’em Up! Home Preserving Guide

Title: Put 'em Up! Subtitle: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling Author: Sherri Brooks Vinton Publisher: Storey Publishing ISBN: 978-1603425469 Pages: 304 (paperback) Genre: cookingFrom the back cover:With Sherri Brooks Vinton's fun and reassuring approach to preserving food, it's easier than ever before to store the bright flavors of warm weather fruits and vegetables. Using the variety of kitchen friendly techniques in Put 'em Up, you'll be enjoying more … [Read more...]

Homegrown Food Right From Your Own Yard

Want to learn how have a bounty of homegrown food all year round? In the book Homegrown by Marta Teegen you learn how to swap your annuals for edibles. She will also teach you how to create attractive beds and containers that both beautify the yard and provide a bounty of fresh produce.  Buy the Book!  Title: Homegrown Subtitle: A growing guide for created a cooks garden in raised beds, containers, and small spaces Author: Marta Teegen ISBN: 978-1605295176 Publisher: Rodale Publishing Genre: Gardening Pages: … [Read more...]