I operate a retail greenhouse business and mail order webstore from my home, Northern Tropics Greenhouse, 1501 East Fuson Road, Muncie, IN 47302. My website is www.northerntropics.com if you're interested in checking it out. We specialize in heirloom vegetables and tropical and tropical looking flowering and foliage plants. Especially bananas! I love those large tropical leaves...
I'm a mother of four, a master gardener-- and a vendor at the Minnetrista Farmers Market in Muncie, IN.
I love to grow and cook with heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and other veggies that I grow. I don't always have a lot of time to cook in the summer, but I make up for that in the winter!
My favorite things to cook
Anything using heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, garlic, onions, and tomatillos. I haven't purchased onions, garlic, or tomato products from a store in years. I can and freeze all my own veggies for winter use.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Canning, cooking breakfast on Saturday mornings in the winter time.
Growing lettuce in the greenhouse and eating it in the winter.
My cooking triumphs
My daughters graduation cake turned out great!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can always try again!!!