Website Shifting Roots Logo
My Account

Gardening Blog

Tag: Christmas

EASY-TO-MAKE RUSTIC MINIMAL DIY CHRISTMAS WREATH

Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens. I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause. So I set out to make my own. This version is super easy to make and the supplies

Read More »

OVEN-DRIED ORANGES & GRAPEFRUIT

For the past couple of years, I’ve been really into natural, rustic Christmas decor–think lots of boughs of evergreen and cedar, pinecones, berries, and dried citrus fruits. The other elements are easy, but drying oranges and grapefruit in the oven takes a bit of finesse. Sure, it might seem simple,

Read More »

LAST-MINUTE HOMEMADE FUDGE SAMPLER GIFT

Picture this: It’s the last weekend before Christmas and you’ve realized that not only are you very much NOT ready. You still haven’t shopped for everybody on your list. And you forgot about your kid’s teachers, that nice neighbour who always shovels your sidewalk, and your favourite co-worker who makes

Read More »

CHOCOLATE-COVERED RICE KRISPIE CHRISTMAS TREE TREATS

Tired of the same old Christmas baking? These easy chocolate-covered Rice Krispie treats will shake up your usual holiday baking. The recipe comes together in minutes and is sure to impress. Your only problem will be keeping enough on hand for friends and family. For this recipe, you’ll need Rice

Read More »

CLASSIC MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH SHORTBREAD

Christmas is on its way! If you’re searching for an easy cookie recipe to get in the holiday spirit, you’ve come to the right place. Classic melt-in-your-mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray). Soft Shortbread Cookies for

Read More »

White Chocolate Dipped Snowflake Shortbread

Christmas is almost here!  If you’re searching for a last-minute cookie recipe, you’ve come to the right place.  Classic melt in your mouth shortbread comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with Santa (or on the family baking tray).  A quick dip in white chocolate and a

Read More »

Beef Birds

One of my family’s favourite foods to make for special occasions like Christmas or Thanksgiving are these beef birds, or rouladen, filled with stuffing and baked in tomato sauce. Think of it as an all meat version of a cabbage roll. As with any of these family recipes that I

Read More »

20+ Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life this Christmas

What do you get the gardener who has everything?  Sure, tools or gardening gloves are the obvious choice, but they will probably only be appreciated by the most serious of gardeners. I’ve come up with a list of pretty and practical Christmas gifts for beginners and advanced gardeners alike, as

Read More »

How to Host a Party in a Small Space

Do you want to host the party of your dreams, but find your space lacking?  Never fear!  This past weekend we hosted a party for 26 in a 1050 sqft house with our space and sanity intact.  Here’s how you can do it too.   I have general tips at

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!