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...]

A Homegrown Experience: Making Fresh Pesto

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 Last summer my family created our first-ever garden on a meager 6×8 foot plot of land. It only received partial sunlight, was contained by a crude chicken wire fence, and looked very sparse. But, we were ready to give our little patch of land some  love.  Day in and day out, my 6 year old son and I watered and tended to our project. And in the end, … [Read more...]

Creating a Homegrown Experience with Your Kids

"The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm." ~ Swedish Proverb At the beginning of every summer we have a ritual with my dad, the real green thumb of the family.  We plant a garden.  Surprisingly, this custom only started the summer after my mother died.  We never had a garden at my house growing up.  However, we did support the local farmers and traveled to random farm stands around town to seek out the freshest picked vegetables.  Some of my fondest memories are the car drives with mom on late August afternoons.  … [Read more...]