FALL PLANTING DIY - Top 10 Veggies to Plant This Fall

YES!  You heard me right!  It is time to get planting.  
"ThatGarden Guy", Lee Ganim of Ganim's Garden Center in Fairfield, CT  says, "Plant now what you planted in April."  Easy.  "Everybody can do this."
That's what Mel Bartholomew, the Founder of Square Foot Gardening has said for over 40 years!  
Read Mel's Fall Planting thoughts here.
Hard to believe?  Try it - you'll not just like it, you'll love your cool weather veggies - and they'll love you back and help you to "boost your health from a box" even late in the growing season.  Dark leafy greens and root veggies are our stars here!

My Top 10 Vegetables for Fall Planting:

1.    Garlic is usually planted in the fall, and harvested the following summer. Wait until temperatures have cooled, usually mid-November before a hard frost in the Northeast, before you get it in the ground.

2.    Radishes are a quick growing root crop with simple heart shaped leaves. Colorful and healthful - red, purple, pink, white, even black - round, or long and skinny like the Daikon radish - raw for munching or cooked in Miso Soup or stir fry!  The leaves of the radish plant actually contain more Vitamin C, protein and calcium than their roots. They have been used to treat kidney and skin disorders, fight cancer.
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Came across this again, recently and just wanted to share.
We are the cultivators of our life. 
What we plant is what we grow. 
How we tend our garden is how we tend our life. 
How we do one thing is how we do everything.



1. Peace of mind

2. Peace of heart

3. Peace of soul
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St. Patty's Day Stew


Previously Posted on March 17, 2012

Traditionally - many folks look for the Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on St. Patrick's Day...okay, well - we like to enjoy a hearty Lamb Stew!  We eat much less meat now than we ever have - both improving our health and the health of the planet.  We feel better.  We aren't on OTC meds, or prescriptions and we're pretty healthy and happy.  We know where our meat comes from Read More


Super Bowl Sunday for a Super You!


Just sitting here thinking how far we've come in just a few years! 

The Super Bowl 50 is on! - I'm personally only in it for the American tribute opening song, our National Anthem being sung today by the amazing Lady Gaga and the halftime show...I'm just not much of a sports fan, much less a football fan. But, I do love how this event and the day brings people and families together - and with that comes a food focus for sure!

So, our family was where we've all pretty much been. For Super Bowl Sunday - wings and nachos, pizza and chili and dip and chips and plenty of it, and more - on going, long and late. I remember running to the big box store and not understanding or even having any realization of what the "food" was that we were buying. Now we know we have choices, educated choices and that means that we choose to Dunk the Junk, and go non-GMO, for starters. This blog post is to inspire the small steps which will build lasting and true new habits of health and happiness!

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Drink in the Warmth


We've been a bit in a chill spot lately with our frigid temps and that is reminding me of how we might tend to spend more time indoors seeking warmth.  Of snow days when the kids are home and we do nothing but dole the food out from the kitchen.  So, in the spirit of sharing and making better choices and of feeling empowered, no matter who is home - even if it is just you, a partner or spouse or a houseful.  We have choices.Read More