Monthly Archives: December 2013

Straw Bale Garden Lessons

I am intrigued by the idea of straw bale gardening.  It sounds simple and easy.  The idea is to plant into straw bales (not hay bales) and you have a weed free, instant planting bed.  You can (theoretically) even tent the straw bale early in the season to make a little green house.  Last spring… Read More »

Carrots in December

Here in Kansas, carrots will keep in the ground all winter, especially with a layer of mulch.  The problem is that when it has been snowing or raining and it is 14 degrees outside I don’t want to go out and dig them up.  I’m not really sure how much the ground freezes here in… Read More »

Cornbread Compromise

Cornbread growing up was bacon fat melted in a pan, then added to a batter that was 2/3 cornmeal and 1/3 flour, leavening, milk, egg, no sugar.  Have I mentioned that my mom grew up in Louisiana?  When low fat eating became the “correct” way to eat, I developed a recipe that was low fat,… Read More »