Subtle changes happen quickly and if you're not paying close attention, you miss the details. Like the swelling of the rose canes or the blush of the muscari before it pops open revealing it's beautiful lavender color. Butter-colored daffodils opening right before your eyes like a time-lapsed video. Or the cracking of the soil as a seed plumps up and starts grow, breaking the surface. It's spring and it's beautiful. How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Spring, 2015 | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Spring, 2015

I absolutely love this time of year in the garden.  Subtle changes happen quickly and if you're not paying close attention, you miss the details.  Like the swelling of the rose canes or the blush of the muscari before it pops open revealing its beautiful lavender color.  Butter-colored daffodils opening right before your eyes like a time-lapsed video.  The cracking of the soil as a seed plumps up … [Read More...]

Everyone needs a perfect quiche recipe in their repertoire and this one bakes up just right every time. Packed with spring’s bounty of fresh flavors, I can’t decide which I like more: The filling or the crust! GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Asparagus, Leek, and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche with Herbed Olive Oil Crust

I love a good brunch and I was excited when my friends at Colavita asked me to whip up something special for a Fresh From The Garden spring brunch!  Just like spring, the humble egg has long been associated with rebirth and renewal — the circle of … [Read More...]

Kraemer House Garden | September, 2014

Garden Primer: Simple Vegetable Garden Tips For Every Size Garden

When we first moved into Kraemer House almost 10 years ago, we knew that we wanted a large garden.  I had already started a list of things that I wanted: It had to be organized In full sun Enough room for a garden shed and eventually … [Read More...]

The meringue has a perfectly crisp exterior while the inside is gooey and marshmallow-like. It’s topped with a lemon cream made by combining whipping cream and a little bit of the lemon curd. Finally, it gets topped off with a dollop of the curd. They actually look like sunny side up eggs! Easy recipe below or at GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Lemon Cream Pavlovas

Looking for a perfect Easter dessert?  Take a look at these Lemon Cream Pavlovas!  Don’t let the the name pavlova scare you off — it’s just a fancy name for meringue topped with stuff.  By stuff I mean cream and fruit.  The dessert is believed to … [Read More...]

Dye Easter eggs naturally using common pantry ingredients. Beautiful hues are achieved with these helpful hints!

How To Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Is it just me or does it seem like Easter is arriving super early this year?  I'm totally ready for it because it means spring is officially here with warmer weather, flowers blooming, and bees buzzing! Have you ever tried to dye your Easter eggs … [Read More...]

Fruit curd is a delicious intensely-flavored spread that’s a perfect alternative to traditional jams usually served with breads, muffins, and scones. Traditionally made with butter, I wanted to create a healthier alternative using olive oil. What I didn’t expect was how much the olive oil would actually improve the taste and overall texture of the curd. Recipe and How-To.

Olive Oil Lemon Curd

Happy spring!  On the first day of spring here in my neck of the woods it snowed.  6 inches!  Really Mother Nature?  Is that how you want to play? It was, however, probably to prettiest snow of the entire winter.  Light and fluffy, it flocked the … [Read More...]

Help us pick a color for the chicken coop and garden cottage! Will it be an earthy brown? How about a crisp white? Maybe a warm red? Help us choose from these three colors!

Help Us Pick A Color For The Chicken Coop & Garden Cottage!

I need your help!  You've heard we’re getting chickens, right?  I know, I know — I’ve only posted about it here, here, and here.  Well, the chickens are going to live in this super cool coop but we need to paint it — well, actually stain it — to … [Read More...]

Luck-Of-The-Irish-GiveawayNEW2

Luck Of The Irish Giveaway!

Feeling lucky?  How would you like to win some green?  In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers from around the country to offer you the chance to win big! Between today and St. Patrick's Day on March … [Read More...]

During the winter months, I always try to keep something green and spring-like growing. Wheat grass is one of the easiest things to grow and in the spirit of the season, I planted some seed in egg shells.

Spring Is Almost Here — Are You Ready To Garden?

Although you wouldn’t know it looking out my window, Spring is finally almost here.  The days are getting a little longer and I swear under all that snow out there, the grass is starting to green up a little. I’m supposed to be at the Garden … [Read More...]

Roll cake into tablespoon-size balls, drizzle with chocolate, sprinkle with toasted almonds and enjoy!

Red Velvet-Almond Cake Ball Truffles

In my opinion, no meal is complete without a sweet treat at the end and that’s especially true for Valentine’s Day.  When my friends at Colavita asked me to create a special meal for Valentine's Day, I knew it had to be special.  I also wanted to … [Read More...]

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, nothing says I Love You more than a delicious home cooked meal. First up is Involtini di Manzo. Involtini means “little bundles” and these little bundles are simply amazing!

A Delicious Taste of Italy: Involtini di Manzo

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, nothing says I Love You more than a delicious home cooked meal.  First up is Involtini di Manzo.  Involtini means “little bundles” and these little bundles are simply amazing! The dish is basically … [Read More...]