Author Archives: the blonde gardener

About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

Growing tomatoes from seed is a great way to try new varieties. It’s easy, too! Continue reading

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My Wabi-Sabi Gardens

My Word for the Year Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes

I don’t mean to bombard this blog with recipes, but during the winter I cook.  A lot. And since I can’t spend much time preparing a meal, my slow cooker is frequently  involved.   I love the fact I can … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Lasagna

For the most part, living in the country, out of the city lights and noise, is a wonderful dream come true. It does, however, have some disadvantages.  As our area continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the drive to … Continue reading

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It's a Marshmallow World

Making Marshmallows is not as hard as you think Continue reading

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It’s a Marshmallow World

Making Marshmallows is not as hard as you think Continue reading

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A Couple of Crock Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

Originally posted on The Blonde Gardener:
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, and everyone rushing around trying to come up with the perfect Thanksgiving menu, I have to share a couple of very easy recipes I make in the crock pot.…

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