Website Shifting Roots Logo
My Account

Gardening Blog

Author: Kristen Raney

BEET LEAF ROLLS WITH CREAMY DILL SAUCE

You might have heard of beatniks (dough rolled up in a beet leaf) but have you heard of beet leaf rolls? They’re a riff off of cabbage rolls, way better tasting, and a great way to use up some of your beet leaves! By the way, did you know you

Read More »

44 POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY FLOWERS AND HERBS TO HELP SAVE THE BEES

Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is a win for both you and nature. You create a habitat for the bees, which in turn pollinate your garden, which leads to delicious vegetables and better yields. But what flowers are the best flowers to save the bees and other pollinators? I’ve researched and

Read More »

SASKATOON BERRY PIE

Nothing says summer like a classic Saskatoon berry pie. You can have your blueberries, but I’ll take slightly tart Saskatoon berries instead any day of the week. This Saskatoon berry recipe is just like the one Grandma used to make and can be made with either fresh or frozen berries. Related:

Read More »

SASKATOON BERRY JAM

I love the taste of Saskatoon berries and this jam recipe keeps the deliciousness going all summer long. American friends, you might also know these berries as serviceberries or juneberries. Whatever you call them, this jam is delicious and easy to make! RELATED: How to Can Saskatoon Berries BEFORE YOU

Read More »

SASKATOON BERRY MUFFINS

When you were growing up, did you have a favourite after-school snack? I don’t remember what I had when I was at home, but I do remember what my grandma usually made for me when I was at her house… Saskatoon Berry Muffins! Sure, she could have made them with blueberries,

Read More »

GARLIC SCAPES: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM

I always thought growing garlic would be so complicated, but nothing could be further from the truth! As long as you remember to plant in fall (and not spring!), garlic is almost a set-it-and-forget-it vegetable crop. The best part? Garlic scapes! Once I learned that hardneck garlic varieties had the

Read More »

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM WITH PECTIN

As a child, my favourite jam without question was strawberry jam. I loved my grandma’s homemade jam, and I slathered it thick on fresh slices of homemade bread. However, once I became an adult, strawberry jam kind of tasted… bland. I wondered how I loved it so much as a

Read More »

MUST TRY SASKATOON BERRY RECIPES

After a long day of Saskatoon berry picking, it’s time to fantasize about what you’ll make with all those delicious berries. I’ve rounded up my favourite Saskatoon berry pies, muffins, cakes and more for your baking pleasure! P.S. If this is your first time picking and cleaning Saskatoon berries, or any

Read More »

Grow roots with us

Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!