About Dori Fritzinger

I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.

Easy Taco Bake for Cinco de Mayo!

Bring Cinco de Mayo to your table this Friday! This Mexican holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory on May 5, 1862 against an attack of the French army. This victory was said to be hopeless due to impossible odds. Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Easter Feast Menu

If visions of Easter hams danced through your head all winter long, yet you can’t shake the idea of some succulent leg of lamb, we have the perfect menu for you. Let both the ham and the lamb be stars, served with fresh, colorful springtime side dishes. Continue reading

Hot Pepper Treats to Can This Summer

peppers on cutting board

Here in the mountain foothills of North Carolina, July and August are the time to start canning and pickling. Many varieties of hot peppers grow like weeds in our hot southern summers. Here are some great recipes you can make to preserve that sweet, spicy deliciousness and enjoy it all winter long. Continue reading

Celebrate Pecan Month With Sweet and Savory Dishes

 

Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove

Say “pecans” and most people think of pies and other delicious desserts. But the rich flavor of the pecan makes it ideal for savory dishes, too. And since April is National Pecan Month, it’s the perfect time to enjoy these versatile nuts! Continue reading

Grandma’s Kitchen Garden

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My Mommy’s people lived on a family dairy farm in Upper New York State. I have wonderful memories of going to see family and the farm as a child. My Grandma always had a small garden surrounded by rocks, just a step away from the kitchen door. Continue reading

The Long and Short of Raised Garden Beds

Get started on a lush, productive 4'x4' raised bed; that's 16 sq ft of vegetables, fruits and herbs, right in your own backyard. A smart choice for both beginners and gardeners who want to expand garden space quickly and easily. No tools or digging required. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Get started on a lush, productive 4’x4′ raised bed; that’s 16 sq ft of vegetables, fruits and herbs, right in your own backyard. A smart choice for both beginners and gardeners who want to expand garden space quickly and easily. No tools or digging required. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

It’s finally spring! Time to put those garden plans you made during the winter into action.

For me, now is the time for my raised garden beds to get a thorough going over. I look to see what repairs will be needed andwhich beds have to be replaced. I also lay out where I want new ones – because I believe, like me, you will find gardening in raised beds is very addictive. One is not enough. Continue reading