Ready to Grow: Garden in a Can #Giveaway

I am thrilled to offer a very cool holiday giveaway from food start up, Back to the Roots! This giveaway is especially ideal for urban dwellers like myself who have always wanted to grow their own food but, unfortunately, don't have the space. Much like My Judy the Foodie has been inspiring people to get hands-on and have fun in the kitchen, Back to the Roots is committed to the belief that there there should be nothing more personal or important for families than what we eat and put in our bodies 3x a day. Back to the Roots is passionate … [Read more...]

Tomato, Almond Pesto

It's a sad summer for my garden.  What was once a treasure trove of colorful vegetables and herbs in the past has been reduced to a very small lot with only tomatoes, basil and kale. I knew I wasn't going to be around as much this summer tend to the garden so I strategically only bought the produce and herbs I knew I'd be using! Whether you've got a garden that's big or small, there’s no better feeling than to be able to pick fresh from your garden and then to use your yield in a recipe.  Thank god I wised up and learned a few year's ago … [Read more...]

Cherishing Your Overgrown Experience with Your Kids

Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.  ~Lindley Karstens Exactly two months ago, my family and I set out to plant our garden with Pop Pop.  It’s our annual kick off to summer ritual.  Based on past experiences, we thought we were being very wise in that we only planted what we suspected we’d use, not what sounded good at the plant store.  We had a grand time and talked about the different MyJudytheFoodie … [Read more...]

Friday-Food-Frenzy: Green with Zucchini

For Friday-Food-Frenzy this week, we're talking zucchini.  Ok, I'm secretly hoping if we talk zucchini then maybe I'll start to see some yield from our zucchini plant in our garden.  It's frustrating. This plant has flowered with no vegetable in sight and, it has crawled along the ground in the garden and grown so huge that it has virtually hogged any sunlight due for the basil plant, cherry tomato plant and rosemary bush. But, we love zucchini and run out to the garden every day in search of some new growth.  Our favorite Zucchini Bread recipe … [Read more...]