Latest Blog Posts

IMG_4300

How to Make EASY DIY Blender Waffles and Freeze Them for Busy Mornings

Waffles are always a hit in our family for more than just a breakfast food! Whenever I make these waffles in the blender, I always make extra to freeze so we can have fast breakfasts in the mornings before school. A quick toast in the toaster and you have your own “eggo” waffle! This recipe is super easy to make and very quick with minimal cleanup since you are only using the blender.

img_4090

August, 2017 Summer Garden Update/Tour (Urban Zone 7 Oklahoma Backyard Farm)

This is an update and tour of our zone 7 Oklahoma urban backyard organic food farm! I show what we’re currently growing, talk about what we are planting right now, and share some tips and lessons I’ve learned from the summer!

img_4121

Update on Lettuce, Cabbage & Cilantro, Planting Carrots, Beans, Peas, Lettuce

This is an update on our lettuce, cabbage, and cilantro planted 7/30/2017. We also plant another round of carrots, beans, peas, and lettuce!    Here’s a link to the seeding square we used to plant in the video:  

img_4086

What We’re Planting in August!

This is a list of what we’re planting in August in our zone 7 urban Oklahoma backyard food farm. Click on the name of the vegetable to view more information about growing or preparing that particular plant.

img_3926

EASY and Delicious Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini bread is one of my favorite things to bake in the summer! Even the pickiest eater in the house (who was reluctant to try it at first since it had “zucchini” in the name) could eat an entire loaf in one sitting if I let her! Lol! This bread is not difficult to make at all and the kids love to help make this! We include cinnamon chips into our recipe instead of chocolate […]

img_3725

Planting Brooklyn’s Fall Garden of Carrots, Yellow Beans, Green Beans, and Chives!

We built the kids a 3×3 flower bed when we first started and this year we gave them an additional 4×4 bed for veggies. Their spring bed didn’t do so well, but they’ve learned from their mistakes and are ready to start over with a fall bed of carrots, beans, and chives.

This video shows how we cleaned the bed out, added compost, and Brooklyn plants the entire bed by herself!

See all our posts!

Subscribe to updates!

Enter your name and email address below to receive email updates whenever we post new blog posts, recipes, and events!

Our Videos

Upcoming Events

August 26, 2017
  • FREE Workshop - See and Learn About Herbs for Cooking and Native Oklahoma Plantsand

    August 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Prairie Wind Nursery, 929 Goodman Lane, Norman, OK, US, 73026

    https://www.facebook.com/events/246284369208473??ti=ia

    Bill Farris from Prairie Wind Nursery has graciously offered to host a tour of his facility and talk about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma flowers. He specializes in growing Mediterranean herbs and native Oklahoma flowers at his nursery near Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Oklahoma. His nursery has been in business for 27 years and he has a wealth of knowledge to share!

    Here's a video we recorded while we were out at his nursery last weekend about some cilantro alternatives he carries that love the heat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noknEdtRGAQ

    See more information about prairie wind nursery at http://prairiewindnursery.com/

    See more details

Who We Are

Hi! We’re Dale & Carrie Spoonemore and we decided in spring of 2015 that we wanted to start growing most of the vegetables our family of 6 eats. It’s been an incredible journey and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We want to share what we’ve learned and show how we transformed our backyard from an urban lawn into a sustainable and efficient organic food farm. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult and we’re here to show how you can grow your own organic produce economically, efficiently, and sustainably. Click here to read more about how we did it all!

Why We Grow

We originally wanted to start growing our own food so we could eat healthier and save money. Dale’s mission to defeat anxiety and depression is another large reason why we got started. However, we quickly discovered there are many more benefits. We’ve found that the food that comes out of our garden tastes better than what we typically find in the grocery store! We also love being able to walk outside and harvest dinner each night. We’ve found that we eat much healthier when we have a constant supply of organic vegetables coming right from our own backyard. 

What We’re Doing

We’re here to show you that it isn’t difficult to start growing your own food. Here’s a blog post that explains how we decided to start From Seed to Spoon. Check out our  blog  and see what we’re growing, how we’re preparing it, and how we’re preserving it for future use. Watch our  videos  to see how we’ve transformed our backyard into a food farm and learn how you can too!

Read more about us