Showing posts with label organic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label organic. Show all posts


Coffee or Tea: The Age Old Beverage Debate.

For me, coffee it has to be! My morning is just not complete without that first ‘cup of Joe’ that I crave, then maybe a second and a third. Tea just doesn't seem to do it. Green tea, black tea, herbal tea, loose tea, I like all kinds of tea… But, there is no replacing the smell of fresh roasted coffee, or the espresso machine, first thing in the morning! 

How did ‘a cup of coffee’ end up turn into ‘a cup of Joe’? Who is ‘Joe’, anyway? Hmm… I might have to look into that.
A cup of coffee
Now, we have Keurig coffee, the new man in town! K Cups are not a ‘thing’ I got into. I’m sure they are great for the office or during the daily morning rush of a busy household. It is exactly the type of product I am trying desperately to avoid, though! What’s so hard about throwing a cup of ground coffee in the coffee maker before jumping in the shower? Is it not almost the exact same steps to put a coffee pod into the Keurig coffee machine?


The Great Melon Debate

Calling all melon lovers! Voice your opinion in The Great Melon Debate

What is your favorite melon, and why? 
By Steve Evans (Watermelons) [CC-BY-2.0 (], 
via Wikimedia Commons
That first bite of a fresh, juicy watermelon in the heat of a mid-summer day is hard to beat. As the watermelon has come to be known as a common site on picnic tables, or at a summer BBQ, one could hastily conclude that it would be the all-star favorite melon of the melon consuming population. This may very well not be the case though… 

Back in the spring, I had written a Guide to buying heirloom and hybrid melons. Prior to researching the article I simply let my taste buds guide me. After only mildly looking into the health benefits of the many different varieties of melons, I quickly realized their importance in one’s diet. 

Is it the watermelon, a cantaloupe, casaba, honeydew, a hybrid variety, or a special heirloom melon, that you would consider the best tasting, or healthiest? Share your thoughts, knowledge, melon myths, stories, or interesting nutritional secrets about melons, and weigh in on the debate in the ‘Comments’ field below, or through the Poll placed to your Right. 

Have your own relevant site or blog? Post you opinion, add a link to The Great Melon Debate in your post, and email the related address to to have your site linked in.


House Plants and Garden Designs

It always seems to be winter by the time I find a few quality moments to get back to my blogs. This year, more the case than others!

After a very busy few months of packing, cleaning, moving, and then attempting to find everything once again, finally I have come to a garden in which I can stay for a while. The winter can now be used to layout and create the new garden and landscaping design plans for my spring time renovations. The new space is private, well kept, and at this point very simply landscaped. Best of all, there is unlimited potential and I plan to make the most of it!

This brings me to my winter plans for the site… 

Considering the time of year, and how nice it is to brighten up the house with greenery as the days get shorter, indoor gardening and house plants are a great place to start I think. Some of the topics I want to discuss over the next few months are: kitchen herb gardens, oxygen producing plants, air purifying plants, as well as the many other types of plants are great to include inside a home.  

The second project that will be focused on is a feature on garden and yard design as I research and design my upcoming garden, yard, and patio. As I am planning to blog myself through this project, several new posts relating to my garden and yard space are slated throughout the upcoming months.

These posts will include articles, how to guides, photos, and informative links relating to dry landscape yard and garden design, vegetable gardens, herb and kitchen gardens, greenhouses, flowers, potted plants and patio areas. Primarily I will be focusing on organic methods of gardening, low impact and self-sustainable practices.

I am very excited about the upcoming projects and look forward to sharing the information. If any of these topics are of interest, make sure to check back periodically or subscribe by email to receive new posts as they are published.