Cooking for One

Cooking for One

I found a neat blog a couple weeks ago about Cooking For One. It has a bunch of tips on how to save money when you're cooking just for yourself. The past couple of months she's had a challenge where she cooks a huge batch of food at the beginning of the month and then freezes it to eat that month. She has tips on how best to prepare her meals (her macaroni and cheese is excellent, I tried it!) and gives reviews after the fact to see which froze the best. She's on a small hiatus right now as there have been wild fires near her home. But if you read back through her archives you'll get a lot of really good information. Along with some uplifting (and sadly, not so uplifting) articles about living alone. So, for those of you who live alone, this is a great blog to check out.
Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

Raising Existing Beds

Raising Existing Beds

squirrels

squirrels

My favorite time of year!

My favorite time of year!

An ailing cactus

An ailing cactus

My first try at seed starting a mitigated disaster.

My first try at seed starting a mitigated disaster.