There are benefits to being a truck driver’s wife. Husband has brought home a variety of gifts from the venders he picks up from and delivers to on his truck runs. I have received boxes of chocolate, coffee beans, Jelly Bellies, whole salmon, flowers, and lugs of peaches and oranges, just to name a few. The other day, I received a lug of tomatoes. One of my readers had just sent me a comment about her wonderful experience in dehydrating seasoned tomato chips so I thought I would give it a whirl (thank you Merry Ann!). Slicing the tomatoes on a mandolin sounded easy, butRead More →

After being somewhat of a workaholic my whole life, I quit my last “outside the home” job in 2014. It was the beginning of summer and after a 12 year hiatus from gardening, I could not wait to get my fingers in the soil again. I was jealous of my friends who had shared their ginormous zucchini squash and luscious homegrown tomatoes that actually smelled and tasted like the tomatoes I remembered from my childhood. I had heard about Lasagna gardening from a friend so decided to give it a try. If I had to sum it up, it’s like layering a bunch of soilRead More →