In other news, spring is in the air here in South Carolina and we’ve been enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures that are getting me psyched for my garden this year and all of the yummy things I’m going to grow, cook and post about. One of my favorite things to do during winter is plan my garden – what I’ll be planting, where everything is going, etc. etc. In addition to my usual garden staples, some specialty items I’ll be growing (and hopefully cooking and sharing) this year are Lacinato kale, some adorable pattypan and round squashes, the hottest peppers I can find and legally grow, and an assortment of heirloom tomatoes, and cauliflower, my new low carb fave. Oh and the artichoke plants I started last year should (in theory) actually produce this year which is very exciting for me since I’ve never grown my own before. Hey I get my thrills where I can people! I found a great resource through Pinterest for rare and specialty seeds called Seed Savers Exchange where I can get all of the things I mentioned above – they also have some great general information on organic gardening so worth a look. Another great link to gardening and outdoor products for the home is Hayes Garden World where they have some of the coolest furniture and gadgets I’ve seen! Some of my favorites are this patio bench set and these cool Sunburst patio kits. Even though they are in the UK and don’t ship here yet, I’m getting lots of great ideas for my own yard just by perusing their products! If you live in the UK and can actually visit their showroom then I am totally jealous!!!! Maybe I’ll get over there someday! For more links check me out on Pinterest where I have pinned a bunch of my faves onto my “for the home” and “the well designed garden” boards!