Five Environmentally-Friendly Landscaping Ideas

April 23, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

Eco-friendly landscaping means taking into account sustainability and conservation. There are a number of environmentally responsible ways to keep your home’s exterior beautiful and lush while conserving water and making as little an impact on the natural…

Cauliflower Rice

April 23, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Cauliflower “Rice” {and a new love interest!} (via http://www.raisinandfig.com) I am in a new relationship. And I’m giddy. “C” and I have always gotten along […]

Rome Without the Ruin: Visiting Rome on a Budget

April 22, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

If you’re not on so much of a budget, then you might want to check out our guide to our favourite bits of Rome! If you are on a budget though, then today’s featured post, written by David Waterlaw, should help you experience Italy’s capital with…

Create Your Own Forest Garden

April 22, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

“What exactly IS a forest garden?” you may ask. A forest garden is a purposefully created collection of multiple species of edible or beneficial plants organized in such a way as to mimic the natural system of a forest. There are many reasons to…

10 Creative DIY Bird Feeders

April 22, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

I love songbirds, and I have several feeders in my yard. But I get bored with the same old stuff you find at the box stores… I love the idea of making your own bird feeders because it’s an easy project even for beginners, and also because I think…

TGG’s Fav Fragrant Flowers

April 19, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Fragrant plants are really important in the garden, because they appeal to more than one of our senses. Studies show that the sense of smell can be one of the most important in our life memories. Can you smell a turkey roasting and not think of happy…

Lemon Maringue Pie Martini

April 18, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

Lemon Meringue Pie Martini (via http://www.happyfoodhealthylife.com) Woohoo! It’s Friday!  Can you believe we’ve finally made it.  With the type of week it’s been for me, […]

DIY Concrete Patio Cover-Ups

April 18, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

I pretty much hate plain concrete patios. But let’s face it, most of us have ‘em. They are boring and just plain… well, plain. A couple of seasons ago we stained one of our concrete patios, and that was a good solution. But I’m always on the…

Down & Dirty: Summer Squash

April 17, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which Nozlee Samadzadeh breaks down our favorite seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more by the numbers. Summer squash — from zucchini to pattypans — get a bad rap. They grow like crazy (what home gardener hasn’t discovered…

Grow Your Own Mushrooms, And Eat Them, Too!

April 17, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill. Today: Amanda grows mushrooms with her kids, then cooks them up for a snack. A few weeks ago, we began featuring Back To The Roots’ grow-your-own Mushroom…