Category: My Kitchen & Garden

How to Protect Your Garden from Squirrels

How to Protect Your Garden from Squirrels

How to protect your garden from squirrels can often be a difficult battle. Do you have a hard time keeping them from eating your berries or your prized tomatoes?  Hopefully, this article will help you understand what squirrels eat and how you can protect your…

Rice and Fava Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Rice and Fava Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Rice and fava beans are a perfect match for one another.  Delicate rice paired with the protein of crisp fava beans results in a well-rounded combination.    The lemon vinaigrette and zest are the acidic punch that the dish needs to bring it all together. …

How to Shell, Cook, and Peel Fresh Fava Beans

How to Shell, Cook, and Peel Fresh Fava Beans

Learn to shell, cook, and peel fresh fava beans with this easy step-by-step guide.  I will share with you everything you need to know regarding how to grow, prepare fresh fava beans, and use them in recipes. They may seem intimidating but once you know…

Homemade Keto Low Carb Lemonade Concentrate

Homemade Keto Low Carb Lemonade Concentrate

Keto lemonade concentrate made from fresh lemons and monkfruit sweetener is the best low carb drink recipe. You can enjoy it today, refrigerate some, or freeze for later.  I often make several batches at once while my fresh lemons are in season. Each batch of…

Homemade Lemonade Concentrate

Homemade Lemonade Concentrate

There is nothing like fresh lemonade. Making homemade concentrate from fresh lemons and freezing for later results in the most delicious pitcher of lemonade. The sweet, tart, and bright flavors of lemons make for a combination that is the quintessential summer drink. Making this homemade…

20 Pantry Recipe Ideas

20 Pantry Recipe Ideas

  Cooking from pantry staples does not have to be boring or redundant.  Having a well-stocked pantry can be all you need to be creative to cook a healthy meal the whole family will love.  Not everyone has access to fresh food easily. Whether you…

Best Keto Snacks on the Go

Best Keto Snacks on the Go

Keto fans that have a sweet tooth or crave something crunchy and salty, I got you covered.  For me, the hardest part of staying on track is the snacks.  Is that you too?  The meals are easy and planned ahead but when life gets busy,…

5 Fun Shows to Watch While Cooking

5 Fun Shows to Watch While Cooking

5 Fun Shows to Watch While Cooking When we were house hunting in 2010, the housing market was still on a downward slope in California. A lot has changed in the last 9 years around here, especially the housing prices.  But back then we had…