Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with a Twist

Roasted Orange Tomato and Thai Basil Soup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.;;Cut the stems out of the tomatoes and slice them in half. Lay them cut side up on the cookie sheets. I used parchment paper to cover the bottom of the cookie sheets for...

Mid-Winter Garden Check

Although there's no digging in the dirt in our immediate future, at least for those of us in the freezing snow covered states, there are still a few things you can do in your garden now for a happy...

A How-To and Why-To Guide to Planting Your Spring Bulbs

WHY - TO Why? Because it's easy.  Really.  Bulbs are very easy to grow.  Perennials grown by seed can take a lot of TLC and a very long time for you to get a return on your investment.  You can...

Brilliant Fall Colors are Not Just in the Trees

Here in Oak Lawn, which is just few miles outside of Chicago, we've had a very dry August.  We've also had a record breaking heatwave in September and less than an inch of rain in that same time. ...