Small space gardening, cooking, and crafts

All Natural Strawberry Jam

After our trip for U-Pick strawberries (read about that here), the kitchen was overflowing with small red fruit. Fortunately, I had already planned out a number of recipes in advance so that I could get cooking the very next day. If you are kitchen wizard, feel free to scroll… View More

Categories: Recipes

Tags: Strawberries, Beginner

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U-Pick Farm Tips and Strawberry Picking

While most farmer's markets in my corner of the Pacific NW start up in May, it just doesn't feel like Summer until the strawberries hit the stands in a delicious wave. Due to the unseasonably warm winter, our fruit season arrived earlier than normal and left me scrambling to adjust for both picking and… View More

Categories: Adventures, Highlights

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Welcome to the Garden!

So what exactly is an itsy garden? I would define it as two or more plants thriving in a place that is lovingly tended. It could be the small herb box at your kitchen window, a little patch of reclaimed land in your yard, or as is the case for me, a small balcony. Just about any sunlit spot, no matter how… View More

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We do recipes differently in the itsy garden...

As a self-learner in the cooking arts, I remember what it was like to burn rice and aspire to box mix brownies. I lacked a culinary oracle and turned to the internet for help where I found plenty of recipes, but little in the way of actual learning. Let's change that! Each recipe on this site assumes zero cooking skill and will provide all necessary instructions for success with a lot of general kitchen tips along the way. I cook… View More

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