About Heather

Writing about gardening, growing and preserving food, raising chickens, gracious living, domestic splendor and more.

What’s the difference between spearmint and peppermint?

Wondering what the difference is between spearmint and peppermint? It's a common question. After all, they're both in the mint family. They look and smell similar, at least at first glance. But these ...READ MORE

What’s in Pickling Spice and How Do You Make It?

Wondering what's in pickling spice? If you've decided to put up pickled cucumbers or pretty much anything else with the word "pickle" in the name, the recipe probably includes pickling spice. If you're wondering ...READ MORE