2 In Gardening

Forgotten Plants Series

It has been a very busy few months around here as we moved to a new town, settled into our new house, and began our new jobs.  And yes, since we just can’t seem to help ourselves, we have begun renovations on our new house, too.  (How many of you already knew that was going to happen?)

In the midst of all the busyness, I was also accepted as a contributing writer at GNOWFGLINS.  Are you familiar with Wardeh’s bolg?  It is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in raising their own food, preserving the harvest, and preparing healthy, in-season meals for their families.

My first series is all about “Forgotten Plants: once prolific in the kitchen gardens of our ancestors, but now so rare that the average person might never have even heard of them.  Many of these deserve to find space in our gardens again!” 


Lovage is an easy-to-grow perennial that can be used very much like celery.  I even included a recipe for Lovage Lemon Chicken.

Borage is one of my garden favourites!  It’s wonderful for eating as well as a helpful companion plant!  The flowers are pretty on a salad, and the leaves are perfect for a cool glass of borage lemonade.

Walking onions are one of my new favourites!  Click on over to read how I discovered these at our local historical settlement!

And finally, an old favourite from The Handy Reliable Cookbook (remember my great-grandmother’s old cookbook?)  I even included one of the old recipes in the post!

The final instalment in the series will be posted soon and will feature an undervalued plant that just about everyone has growing in their yard or garden, any guesses?


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  • Reply
    Marni @ haberdashery Fun
    November 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Hi – found you over at BYW.. I was posting about my blog and saw you/your profile and thought I would stop by. Hope you are settled in and new job goes well 🙂

    • Reply
      November 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks for visiting! The new job is a bit crazy (not enough time left over for sewing!) but we are loving our new house and new town so all is well! 🙂

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