Chocolate Zucchini Cake

There is no better sense of accomplishment than to build, manage, and harvest a bountiful garden. This is our third summer attempting to care for our garden.  If you have been a  long time reader of this blog,  you'll probably remember some of my earliest blog posts about Homegrown Experiences and our first adventure using the harvested basil from our garden to make Basil Pesto.  And, you also saw pictures of our first crude 4x5 plot of soil we affectionately coined, "Brooks Garden Variety." Three years later and I'm proud to say our … [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...]