A Little of This, A Little of That and a Winner

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The winner of the Flirty Apron Giveaway is Hannah, who said, “I don’t own an apron, but I would love to!” Congratulations, Hannah! Second, I owe you a recipe this afternoon, but while I’m working on that, there are a few other things you should check out around the web. Jessica over at Good (&CHEAP) […]

A Flirty Apron for You!

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Yesterday I planted my garden. Finally. I planted tomatoes, herbs, squash and cucumbers. I got dirt on my clothes and my hands. There was SUN. Today, I’m giving away an apron in preparation for all the splatters and spills that will come as my garden grows. Flirty Aprons sent me this adorable cherry blossom apron, […]

Banana Berry Smoothies and Magic Bullet To-Go Giveaway Contest

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Smoothies are a great meal choice when you’re on the go. Choose fresh and frozen ingredients, and just a few minutes in the blender gives you a healthy, portable breakfast. Enter to win a Magic Bullet To-Go for further ease of smoothie prep by leaving a comment with your favorite smoothie recipe. Keep reading for […]

Caring for Seedlings Indoors

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You’ve put the seeds in small dirt cups, watered and given them a home to grow. Now that there are tiny plants, how do you care for those seedlings until it’s time to place them in the ground? Here in Chez Olmanson, our first batch of seedlings is coming along nicely. Nearly all the seeds […]

When to Start Your Seedlings Indoors

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Gardening can be difficult if you aren’t familiar with it. I mean, when do you start seedlings from seeds, and when do those seedlings get put in the ground, and what is the frost date for my hardiness zone, but first, what is a hardiness zone? This year we are starting most of our plants […]

Blog Birthday Cookbook (and t-shirt) Giveaway!

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My blog had its first birthday, and to celebrate, I’m giving away cookbooks to you, the readers, the ones that keep me coming back. It all started with a post on carrot cake, and 219 posts later, here I am, one year into this not-as-new venture and a crash behind me even! As I was […]

How to Make a Seedling Tray Out of Recycled Products

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Here in the Midwest, there is still snow on the ground, but temperatures are on the rise, and it’s time to start thinking about gardens and, more importantly, getting seedlings started. We’ll be starting our seedlings indoors because the temperatures still drop below freezing at night, and to do this, we’ll need to build a […]