Back to basics with modern convenience

Gardening Foodies

Gardening Foodies

Back to basics with modern convenience

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Food for thought – Deciding what to grow

Food for thought – Deciding what to grow

Deciding what to grow is such a personal question. It’s also a rabbit hole and a half. A fun one, but still a rabbit hole. It’s easy to get bogged down and lost in the somewhat over whelming. So where do you start? How do […]

My bon COOK Story

My bon COOK Story

I started my bon COOK story (Demarle at Home at the time) like over 80% of people that join direct sales. It was simply an opportunity to get a huge discount on product and score some free product in the meantime. There was never any […]

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits have got to be one of my favorites.  There is nothing better than some fresh hot biscuits.  Homemade is totally the way to go if you can.  I used to love buying the pack of them from the store and having them with […]

Overnight Oats or Cold Oats

Overnight Oats or Cold Oats

Once in a while you just find something that clicks and makes life so much easier.  I love hot oatmeal.  Or at least I used to, but only in the winter.  During the summer the thought of something hot just wasn’t that appealing.  Well guess […]

Easiest Popovers Ever

Easiest Popovers Ever

Popovers! Since trying this version I have to say this has got to be one of my favorites.  It’s also quickly become a crowd favorite and request at Easter dinner.  I have bad memories of trying my hand at these back in our junior high […]

Back to Basics – Rice Pilaf

Back to Basics – Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf can be an eye opening recipe if you’re just starting out.  I honestly had no idea (before trying this) how easy it was to make from scratch.  We always just bought a box of the mix from the store.  Well let me tell […]


Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the internet.  There’ll be loads of recipes as well as tips and tricks that I can’t wait to share with you.  Gardening Foodies is a work in progress right now.  Slowly and steadily I’ll be adding more and more.  Starting off with some of our favorites plus some favorites from the private cooking class I teach.

Private Cooking Class

Did you know that you could get a private cooking class? No? Interested? Well let’s chat.  I love teaching a private cooking class because 1. it’s fun, 2. it’s a great way to meet new people, 3. I swear I learn just as much as the participants.  There’s a never ending pool of ideas of what to cook and how to do it.  Dinners don’t have to be complicated to be tasty.  Neither does it have to be difficult to gather some friends and enjoy some great food (that doesn’t have to be junk).

Gardening Foodies bon COOK private cooking classes Lemon Garlic Chicken
Love that this lemon garlic chicken is so easy to put together and can be ready in about 20 minutes (30 with prep)

What I Cook With

No joke my kitchen is a hodgepodge of bon COOK cookware, Pampered Chef tools, and a composite of various discount wares.  I’m a fan of using anything that is going to make your life easier.  Should you know how to do something without a tool? Maybe, however, unless we are in a SHTF scenario I’ll happily relay on my modern tools and the conveniences that are available to us.  Since finding bon COOK we cook so much more from scratch than I ever imagined we would have.  Why? Well simply because it’s turned out to be easy! If you had told me  I’d be cooking the way I am now I seriously would have asked what you were on.  No joke.

Gardening

I’m also a gardener.  I love playing in the dirt and have been forever.  Now since we’ve bought a house and have been here a while we have a sizable garden.  Lately, because my time is so limited chasing two littles around, we’ve concentrated on the edible part of our garden.  It does wonders for our food budget when we can get it up and running.  Extra bonus because the flavor is just out of this world.  It’s also been fun to see how you grow something.  So we grow a lot of things that we will use and can put up for later, plus I always try to have a few fun experiments.

Gardening Foodies Garden Layout
My how our garden has grown over the years. I know this is massive by most standards, yet still small in many respects.

Food

We don’t buy organic.  I’d love to as I love the idea of it, but I’m not about to pay the premium when I don’t know if it’s actually organic.  When we can though we shop the farmers market and will pick up organic when it makes sense.  Overall I like to think we’re more middle of the road.  We buy, cook, and grow what makes sense for our family.

I hope you enjoy the site and stick around while we fill it out.  So pull up a chair and join us on the journey.

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