With the calender quickly turning to August you might think you’re out of time for new plantings. But with a few quick crops you can fill in those empty garden spaces and your dinner plate before the season winds down. Planning for a fall harvest isn’t much different than selecting for a spring garden but you can simplify by picking some of these varieties:
Something about the winter months makes me crave bright and colorful foods. Don’t get me wrong, I love a hot bowl of hearty soup but sometimes I need to eat something fresh. Since I’m stuck home (it’s literally 0 degrees outside right now before windchill, not taking the baby out in that) I’ve been browsing the blogosphere for some delicious winter salad inspiration. I think seasonal food is best (and cheapest) so you won’t find any heirloom tomato medleys or sweet corn salads here!
Do you rip down all your winter/Christmas/holiday decorations as soon as possible? I’ll admit that this year I did, I barely got 1/2 of my decorations up at all and the clutter from the tubs plus all the laundry (babies are so tiny but require SO MUCH laundry!) was driving me nuts. After it was all down (and in the basement) I realized how sad it made me and I had my husband bring one tub back up, so I could set up my DIY Winter Village.
When I was little I remember snow on Thanksgiving every year. Times change and even if we don’t have snow for Christmas you can guarantee that it will be cold here in Central New York (except for the year Dorothy got sick and it was in the high 50’s for New Years). There is nothing better than coming in from the barn (or sledding) to a house filled with the scent of hot mulled cider or minty hot cocoa. Almost makes you want to go back outside just so you can come back in again.