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Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food
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Fresh Tomato Salsa
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Diced Tomatoes Recipe
4
No Butter Homemade Pancakes
5
Outer Space Crafts for Preschoolers
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Crockpot Salisbury Steak
7
Roma Tomato Sauce
8
How to Make Diced Green Chiles
9
Carrot Tops Vegetable Broth
10
What’s Growing Now
11
Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing
12
NYC Bike Riding With a Baby
13
How To Make a Sub Irrigated Planter
14
The Best Ways To Store Bananas
15
Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
16
Peach Cake With Vanilla Frosting
17
Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review
18
20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects
19
The Best Pregnancy-Safe Teas and Morning Sickness Tea Recipe
20
June Community Garden Update!

Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food

EASY TO MAKE Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food! This homemade baby food recipe makes 64 ounces of baby food for only $10! This simple puree uses fresh fruit that your baby will love! Follow this DIY on how to make it and info on freezer storage!  This is my 7 month old’s favorite Stage 2 puree! 

Ok, I can’t help it, I’m obsessed with making baby food.  Did you think that this vegetable garden loving Mama wouldn’t be making baby food?  I love to puree fruits and vegetables in the kitchen and watch Enceladus react to first tastes! 

If you love cooking, then you understand the amazing feeling one gets when you serve friends or family a home cooked meal.  When placing the food on the table in front of your family, you are essentially saying “I love you!”.   So imagine my excitement when I’m cooking for my baby!  

How to Freeze Homemade Baby Food

Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Enceladus started eating fruit and vegetable purees at around 5 months.  Since turning 7 months old a few days ago, she’s tasted plenty of combinations, but this one is her favorite: Apple, Pear and Banana Baby Food!  What’s not to love?  It’s like a tropical fruit smoothie for babies!  I’ll be honest, I love this puree so much I might sneak e a few bites in when she’s not looking!
How to Puree Stage 1 Baby Food

Besides the satisfying feeling of feeding your baby a home cooked meal, making your own baby food is extremely economical.  Let’s do some simple math real quick. 

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden!  This easy HOMEMADE recipe is made in minutes  with tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, and red pepper flakes!  Friends BEG for me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with Chips or with your next Mexican meal!

This right here is my go to salsa.  This Fresh Tomato Salsa wins hearts, it makes bellies happy.  It’s a win win situation.  We make this salsa all the time to snack on, it’s also one of my most requested recipes to make to bring to get friends houses during the Summer!

Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

I think one of the main reasons why people love this Fresh Tomato Salsa much because it’s so fresh.  Every single vegetable in this recipe comes straight from the garden.  I also try not to pick the tomatoes, peppers and onions until the day of or the day before to really make it SUPER fresh.  Nothing beats the taste of home grown tomatoes!
FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden!  This easy HOMEMADE recipe is made in minutes  with tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro, and red pepper flakes!  Friends BEG for me to make this salsa because it's everyone's favorite! Serve with Chips or with your next Mexican meal!

Btw looking for more fresh tomato recipes? Make sure to try my Stewed Tomatoes and Roma Tomato Sauce!

This salsa took me some time to get perfect over the years.  Sometimes I would make it and it would be too runny, too chunky, the peppers would be too mushy, the tomatoes would be too whole, the tomatoes would be too smooth.  But after summers of practice, I got it. I perfected this Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe!  And now I’m here to share it with you!

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Diced Tomatoes Recipe

HOW TO MAKE diced tomatoes recipe from fresh tomatoes.  Step by step instructions walk you through the beginning all the way up to freezing or canning them. This is a great way to preserve your garden tomatoes!

It’s raining tomatoes still.  A ton of them!

Right now we have a explosion of cherry (hello cherry tomato sauce!), roma (hello roma tomato sauce!) and beef tomatoes of all sizes currently occupying our counter.    I love seeing a kitchen full of fresh vegetables but it also gives me a slight overwhelming fear of anxiety because I know I have to go to work on them and start preparing our tomatoes to last the next few months.

We pretty much only buy tomato sauce or tomato products during the months of May and June.   July, August and September gives us fresh tomatoes by the basket full while October-April supplies us tomatoes that were canned or frozen months prior.  

It’s always a special feeling when its a cold Wintry day and you can still enjoy some fresh tomatoes you grew months prior when the garden wasn’t covered in snow.

Diced Tomatoes Recipe

 

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No Butter Homemade Pancakes

NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes recipe are fluffy and so easy to make!  They’re so good you won’t miss the butter at all, that makes them more healthy too!   These made from scratch pancakes are my favorite Saturday morning breakfast, my family considers them the best!  Dairy Free/Vegan too!

Don’t have any butter?  That’s ok.  Today we’re going to make some No Butter Homemade Pancakes.  They’re just as delicious as butter made ones… maybe even better!   We love these pancakes so much in our house that they became our #1 pancake recipe!

NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes are fluffy and so easy to make!  They're so good you won't miss the butter at all (that makes them more healthy too!).   These made from scratch pancakes are my favorite Saturday morning breakfast, my family considers them the best! 

How to Make Homemade Pancakes

I wish I could say these pancakes were created because suddenly I wanted to make healthy pancakes and do without the butter, but the truth is that we were out of butter.    Do you often run out of butter too?
NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes are fluffy and so easy to make!  They're so good you won't miss the butter at all (that makes them more healthy too!).   These made from scratch pancakes are my favorite Saturday morning breakfast, my family considers them the best! 

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Outer Space Crafts for Preschoolers

Easy and educational Outer Space Crafts for Preschoolers! These simple projects are sure to keep children of all ages busy while having fun!   The collection includes paper rockets,  paper plate UFO flying saucers, space shuttle paper crafts, pom pom solar system mobiles and much more!   

With a daughter named Enceladus, you can bet we love outer space.  In wanting to keep her active, and to educate her about the  exciting world of space, here are some of the best Outer Space Crafts for Preschoolers!

These are easy projects to do with your child, mostly ranging in the 2 to 6 years old age range, but honestly,  I’m 34 years old and I have fun with these too!    They are great projects to do for daycare, preschool, or at home (these are usually weekend projects for us!)

Space Crafts for Preschoolers

Easy and educational Outer Space Crafts for Preschoolers! These simple projects are sure to keep children of all ages busy while having fun!   The collection includes paper rockets,  paper plate UFO flying saucers, space shuttle paper crafts, pom pom solar system mobiles and much more!   

The collection includes paper rockets,  paper plate UFO flying saucers, space shuttle paper crafts, pom pom solar system mobiles and much more!    All of the projects can have a emphasis on learning and story telling.   

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Crockpot Salisbury Steak

EASY Crockpot Salisbury Steak With Cream of Mushroom Soup! This Slow Cooker recipe is easy to make and is ready in 5 hours! It’s made with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup to make a comforting gravy your entire family is going to love! I always serve on egg noodles or with mashed potatoes! This is one of my favorites simple weeknight meals!

I hope you had a great weekend!  This past Sunday we cheered the runners on outside our apartment during the NYC Marathon! The weather was chilly and the raindrops were falling so I knew we were going to have a comforting slow cooker Sunday night meal!  

I made this Crockpot Salisbury Steak with Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was the perfect dish to say goodbye to the weekend with. This Slow Cooker meal is creamy, comforting, hearty and just warms the heart in the way that home cooked meals should.
EASY Crockpot Salisbury Steak With Cream of Mushroom Soup! This Slow Cooker recipe is easy to make and is ready in 5 hours! It's made with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup to make a comforting gravy your entire family is going to love! I always serve on egg noodles or with mashed potatoes! This is one of my favorites simple weeknight meals!

EASY Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak has been one of my favorites since I was a child but I wasn’t in the mood to do a baked salisbury steak, instead I wanted something to throw in the Slow Cooker and make dinner easy. 

 I love creamy slow cooker meals, like Meatball Potato Casserole, and Sweet Potato and Ham Soup, so I gave this a extra creamy gravy made with cream of mushroom soup! 

The actual Salisbury Steak patties are easy to make.  Throw ground beef, dry onion soup mix,  bread crumbs and milk in a bowl and mix around with your hands, and then form the patties. 

Salisbury Steak Made With Ground Beef

A helpful hint: use lean, less fat ground beef.   If you don’t use a lean beef, it’s going to make your creamy gravy more on the greasy side.  This can totally be made with non lean beef, but I think it overall tastes better with a 90/10 blend.   After you shape your steak patties then roll around in a dusting of flour.
EASY Crockpot Salisbury Steak With Cream of Mushroom Soup! This Slow Cooker recipe is easy to make and is ready in 5 hours! It's made with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup to make a comforting gravy your entire family is going to love! I always serve on egg noodles or with mashed potatoes! This is one of my favorites simple weeknight meals!

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Roma Tomato Sauce

Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that’s perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

It’s August so you know what that means, right? Our tomato plants are giving us pounds of tomatoes to pick every day! Usually I collect the week’s tomatoes and spend hours in the kitchen on the weekend making sauces and stewed tomatoes.  And of course Fresh Tomato Salsa – what would be a August be without salsa?

Fresh Roma Tomatoes Cut Up For Sauce

My go to favorite tomato sauce is Cherry Tomato Sauce, but this year we only grew Roma tomatoes so I wanted to create a recipe that was 1) easy 2) delicious 3) let the roma tomato taste shine!    Let me introduce you to Roma Tomato Sauce!
Creamy Thick Roma Tomato Sauce

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How to Make Diced Green Chiles

How to make DICED GREEN CHILES – just like the canned version you buy in the supermarket! SO EASY step by step instructions to make homemade green chiles! Perfect idea for your garden Anaheim peppers! Serve immediately, freeze or can them!

Did you come here because you wanted to make your OWN diced green chiles, just like the canned chiles you buy in the supermarket? Well you’re in luck, because this is going to walk you through how to make them!  And even better, they’re so EASY to make!

homemade diced green chiles

The past year we became obsessed with canned diced green chiles, you know those 4 oz canned peppers?  You’re probably familiar with the Oretega or Old El Paso brands!  We put them in enchiladas, tacos, casseroles, stews and more.   We were buying a few cans a week when it hit me – we should be growing them!

What type of peppers are canned diced green chiles?

So I did some investigating to figure out what type of peppers they are, and turns out they’re Anaheim peppers.    More specifically, we grow the “Highlander” variety of Anaheims.  These plants are super high in productivity.  I’m not kidding, grow 2 plants and you might be set for the season! 

We have 6 plants growing and now I have a dedicated drawer in the refrigerator to these peppers!  The plants grow about the average height of a bell pepper plant, but there’s just endless peppers in sight!   We’re so amazed by their yield we’ll be growing them every year now!
anaheim peppers

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Carrot Tops Vegetable Broth

VEGETABLE BROTH made with carrot tops!  This easy homemade recipe uses carrot greens to make a healthy vegetarian broth! Carrot greens provide amazing health benefits so they’re great to cook with!  

Ok, so you just picked your beautiful garden carrots!   They are gorgeous!  You grab the scissors and chop off the leafy carrot tops. And then it hits you – are you seriously just going to compost the carrot greens? 

No way!

With gardening, you put so much love and energy into every single plant.  Every single carrot has been nurtured.  Every single carrot has been planted, one seed at a time.  So with me, it breaks my heart to try not to use every bit and piece of that vegetable!

Carrots in Basket

Our fresh carrots just picked!

What to do with carrot tops?

That’s how this recipe started for me.  I was cutting the tops off my carrots and it hit me that I had to find a useful way to use them in the kitchen.  And no, I don’t mean some weird stir fry that tastes bitter.  I mean, a seriously good recipe that will become used every garden season in your kitchen.    So here it is…. 

Carrot Tops Vegetable Broth!  Print this recipe out and add it to your recipe box!

VEGETABLE BROTH made with Carrot Tops!  This easy homemade recipe uses carrot greens to make a healthy vegetarian broth! Carrot greens provide amazing health benefits so they're great to cook with! 

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What’s Growing Now

End of July update on what’s growing in our Brooklyn NYC garden! We finally got tomatoes!

Hey guys!

It’s the end of July, so I thought I’d check in and show you what’s growing in our Brooklyn garden!
Remember my goal of wanting to grow 100 pounds of vegetables this Summer?  Well we’re moving slow, but my fingers are still crossed!

Brooklyn New York Community Garden

PEPPERS

This is the first year we’re growing Anaheim peppers and we’re blown away by how well they’re producing!   The peppers just keep coming!  Looks like I’ll have some pepper recipes coming for you very soon!  

Anaheim Peppers

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Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

I’m back with another stuffing recipe!  So many of you have loved my Amish Potato Stuffing recipe so I decided to share with you another favorite, Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing!   Obviously it doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving to make this stuffing, but it is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma's vintage cookbook so you know it's going to be the best! It's easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

Thanksgiving Side Dish

This is the perfect side stuffing to accompany a main meat, like chicken or turkey.    It’s also the perfect vegetarian side dish because it doesn’t involve any meat products or broths (it’s made with vegetable broth).

This is a vintage stuffing recipe that I have tweaked over the years to fit with our taste buds.  It originally appeared in a old cook book that my husband’s Grandmother gave me. The original recipe included a minced meat that even Google couldn’t tell me what it meant, so I decided to change the meat ingredient to pecans.

Pecans in a stuffing recipe is great because it adds a crunch! Everytime I serve this stuffing recipe, everyone wants to know what the crunch is because they love the small surprise.  And just to note, it’s not a overwhelming crunch, it’s subtle as the recipe only calls for 1/2 cup pecans.

BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma's vintage cookbook so you know it's going to be the best! It's easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!

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NYC Bike Riding With a Baby

Full guide on bike riding with a baby! We started riding in NYC with our baby at 10 months old. Learn about the best baby bike seat, baby helmet and safety tips!

Are you looking to start bike riding with your baby (or toddler!) in the city?   Then you’ve come to the right place!  

NYC Bike Riding with Baby

Enceladus, 12 months old, ready for a bike ride!

Our daughter Enceladus started to ride around NYC at the age of 10 months with her Dad.  She’s officially a pro and loves cruising the Brooklyn bike lanes.

Topeak Baby Bike Seat with 1 Year Old

I’m not sure Enceladus was even born yet and Matthew was already dreaming of weekend bike rides with her to Prospect Park.   

Matthew is a avid city cyclist, who cycles everywhere.   He cycles to Manhattan everyday for work, zipping and zapping through traffic, with stories to make nearly anyone feel a bit nervous.   He’s confident on his bike, and that’s key here.  If you aren’t confident riding in NYC by yourself,  you probably don’t want to bike your baby around too.

Full guide on bike riding with a baby! We started riding in NYC with our baby at 10 months old. Learn about the best baby bike seat, baby helmet and how to stay safe when cycling. 

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How To Make a Sub Irrigated Planter

How To Make a Sub Irrigated Planter! We grow HUNDREDS of pounds of vegetables in our planters! Follow these easy DIY step by step instructions on how to make your own container garden. These planters are perfect for gardens of any size, and they’re cheap to make!

What is a Sub Irrigated Planter?

Sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) have been a game changer for us since we started using them almost 10 years ago.  The main difference between them and traditional container gardening planters is that with SIPs water is introduced from the bottom and is absorbed up through the growing media via capillary action.  This method conserves water and makes sure that moisture stays where your plants need it most – their roots.  

Sub Irrigated Planter Garden

Hundreds of pounds of vegetables grown in a couple sub irrigated planters!

We originally learned about building SIPs when we used to garden on our NYC rooftop (and grew hundreds of pounds of vegetables!).  Watering had become a daily multi-hour chore and we were looking for solutions to combat the hot and windy conditions that quickly evaporated water from the garden and always left our plants looking thirsty. 

There are numerous premade SIP solutions to buy but they can get expensive and didn’t really fit the level of production we wanted so we decided to build our own.  Our two favorite resources are Earthtainers and Global Buckets. The first summer we used SIPs we were in love.  Our evaporation woes were over, watering wasn’t a constantly required chore and best of all the plants looked great – especially our 8ft tall tomato plants that were giving us pounds (and pounds!) of vegetables a day!

(btw need tomato recipes? You NEED to try my stewed tomatoes and cherry tomato sauce!). 

Growing Tomatoes In Sub Irrigated Planters

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The Best Ways To Store Bananas

How to Store Bananas!  These easy tips will prevent your bananas from turning brown!  Food storage tricks includes storing with other fruit, plastic wrap, banana trees, in fridge and how to freeze bananas!  Learn the best ways to store bananas and keep them green for longer!

If you guys know me, then you know I love bananas!   In fact, there’s a ongoing joke with my Instagram Stories because I’m often carrying a banana!  Bananas are my go to breakfast, and my favorite snack. I can’t get enough of them!

I’m picky about bananas though – they can’t be too green and they can’t be too brown.  Actually, they can’t be brown.  As soon as I see a brown spot on the banana peel (or worse the banana itself!) then I know it’s time to freeze these bananas (hello Banana Smoothie!) and buy new ones.

Using my tips below, learn the best ways to store bananas to keep them PERFECT longer!

The Best Ways to Store Bananas

Bananas. You can use potassium-rich fruit in so many ways and even enjoy it on its own. Bananas are, however, quite fickle. Doesn’t it seem like they’re green one moment and a brown mushy mess the next? Try these methods to store bananas and keep them fresh for when you want them.

How to Store Bananas!  These easy tips will prevent your bananas from turning brown!  Tricks includes storing with other fruit, plastic wrap, banana trees and how to freeze bananas!  Learn the best ways to store bananas and keep them green for longer!

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Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie

HEALTHY, Dairy Free Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It’s dairy free and vegan.

Well, it’s been a hot week in New York City.  I’ve been pushing my daughter in the stroller, sweat rolling down my face, while mumbling how much I miss Winter.   Why is it that when it’s Winter, you can’t wait for Summer, but when it’s Summer, you’re like… nope, I want Winter again!  Too cold, too hot, it never ends!

What’s the perfect drink for a hot day? You want something refreshing, cold, and great tasting. Right? Well, this Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie really hits the spot!

Full of summer-ripe fruits at their peak, it is sweet, nutritious, and hydrating. It’s great for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack when you need a boost of energy!

You can make a full batch and save some in the fridge for a snack later. You can take it with you for a quick and easy chilled meal on the go in a shaker bottle or wide-mouthed water bottle.   Skip dessert and have a smoothie instead! There’s really no wrong time to have a smoothie.

HEALTHY, Dairy Free Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It's dairy free and vegan.

Smoothie Nutrition

The great thing about smoothies, especially this one, is that they are hydrating and nutritious on those hot summer days. You get plenty of water from the fruit and added ice, plus all the naturally occurring nutrients.

This one 24oz. smoothie contains only 140 calories and has 150% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. It also has 34% of your daily potassium. And that’s just in one smoothie!

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Peach Cake With Vanilla Frosting

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It’s the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

It’s the middle of the Summer which means it’s peach season at the farmers market. I love juicy peaches!   I love them for breakfast. I love them for afternoon snacks.  I love making easy peach jam with them!  But I especially love them in this Peach Cake!

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It's the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

Do you have a favorite Summer cake that your entire family looks forward to?  Or do you have fond memories of your Grandmother making the best peach cake?  This is one of those seasonal recipes that bring back instant memories for me.

This is a old fashioned, homemade peach cake recipe.   Imagine if you opened up your Grandma’s recipe box.  This cake recipe would be in there! 

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It's the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

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Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review

Tracking PixelErgobaby 180 Reversible Stroller Review!  This is a great stroller for city parents, with a giant sun canopy and easy to fold with 1 hand!  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ergobaby but all opinions are 100% my own.

You know who are super warriors? City Moms!  Being a city mom is tough, especially with lugging your baby and life around with you, from subway to sidewalk to home and everything in between.  

That’s why I was so excited to host the Ergobaby Strollin In The Park Event in June to get to know other city moms and to support one of my favorite baby brands – Ergobaby! (You can watch the video here!)
New York City Social Influencer Moms(Don’t you love Enceladus giving the camera a point?)

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20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects

20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects for kids of all ages! You’re going to love making these creative projects with preschoolers, toddlers and teens! Ideas include everything from magnets, pillows, pinatas, painted bowls, planters, easy paper plate crafts and more!

Summer is all about watermelon season!   Who doesn’t like a big piece of sweet watermelon to eat on a warm day?  Watermelon just doesn’t have to live in your garden or kitchen!  Why not make it a fun weekend activity to do with your kids?

The list below features 20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects that you can all do with your kids!   All of them are relatively quick to do and results in a keepsake craft that everyone will love!

How cute is this DIY Hand Painted Watermelon Flower Pot from mommymoment.ca?  Grab a cheap pot from your local nursery (or Amazon!) and paint it to house a plant or some herbs in!
20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects for kids of all ages! You're going to love making these creative projects with preschoolers, toddlers and teens! Ideas include everything from magnets, pillows, pinatas, painted bowls, planters, easy paper plate crafts and more!

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The Best Pregnancy-Safe Teas and Morning Sickness Tea Recipe

The BEST pregnancy safe teas for Mothers, including a morning sickness tea recipe! This list includes nausea and stress relieving teas, from first trimester to labor! It also includes a list of teas to avoid! Pregnancy-safe teas can be a great option to increase your intake of fluids and small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Pregnancy is a time when you want your health to be at it’s best. It’s important to get all the right nutrients and stay hydrated. However, our bodies don’t always make this an easy task during pregnancy. Pregnancy-safe tea can be a great option, no matter the stage of your pregnancy, to increase your intake of fluids and small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

The best pregnancy safe teas for Mothers, including a morning sickness tea recipe! This list includes nausea and stress relieving teas, from first trimester to labor! It also includes a list of teas to avoid! Pregnancy-safe teas can be a great option to increase your intake of fluids and small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Types of Tea

Tea, officially, comes from the leaves of an evergreen shrub or tree called Camellia sinensis. Depending on how the leaves are processed after they are picked determines if they are Oolong, black, green, or white tea.

There are also red “teas” or Rooibos tea. Since this does not come from the Camellia sinensis plant, it is not a true tea, but rather an herbal infusion from the Aspalathus linearis plant. It’s also known as Red Bush tea since Rooibos means Red Bush.

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June Community Garden Update!

Find out what’s growing in our Brooklyn Community Garden space in June! We have a update on peas, tomatoes, onions, kale and peppers!

Hey everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was a hot one, with temperatures on the rise!  We stopped by our Community garden space to check on our vegetables and I decided to take some photos to show you a update!

If you missed it, we decided to go back to our roots (no pun intended!) and grow in Brooklyn again this year.  The last 2 years we grew Upstate, but the heart was heavy for urban city farming again!

This is our 4×4 garden space, with a little expansion with our sub irrigated containers!  Like everything in the city, we use every inch of space we can get! 

Find out what's growing in our Brooklyn Community Garden space in June! We have a update on peas, tomatoes, onions, kale and peppers!

Happy Baby!

And here’s one happy baby who’s already trying to nibble on my kale and drag the hose around! A big reason why we decided to garden again in Brooklyn was to show her how fun it is to grow your own vegetables in the city!
Find out what's growing in our Brooklyn Community Garden space in June! We have a update on peas, tomatoes, onions, kale and peppers!
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