Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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  1. Sharilee
    Sharilee November 21, 2014 at 12:25 AM .

    I admit that the sound of bitter greens is hard to “swallow” for me, but I am willing to try, because they are so healthy and easy to grow! I am trying to get ideas for a garden next year, and as someone who has never had a garden, I need super-simple! Thanks for the great information. I am going to pin this for future reference!

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  3. Swathi
    Swathi August 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM .

    Very nice info, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop, pinning.

  4. tessa - Homestead Lady
    tessa - Homestead Lady July 31, 2014 at 7:39 AM .

    Thanks for sharing on Green Thumb Thursday – its a great article no matter where I see it! We hope you’ll join us this week, too!

  5. Angi @ SchneiderPeeps
    Angi @ SchneiderPeeps July 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM .

    Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday! It’s been a long time since I’ve tried mustard greens, I’m thinking I should give them another try.

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  7. Angi @ SchneiderPeeps
    Angi @ SchneiderPeeps July 28, 2014 at 9:37 PM .

    I’ve only tried mustard greens once and they were pretty bitter, I’m guessing they were probably mature. After reading this I’m thinking I should plant some and harvest them sooner. Thanks for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; we hope to see you again this week!

  8. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis July 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    This is an awesome series! I grew up eating mustard greens a lot because my mother loved to cook them. I must admit that although I love greens and enjoy them daily, I have not eaten this particular green in years. Thank you for reminding us how nutritious and delicious mustard greens are by sharing this at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.I can’t wait to buy some at my farmer’s market. I am pinning and tweeting this wonderful post!

  9. Chris Carter
    Chris Carter July 28, 2014 at 8:25 AM .

    WOW. Thank you so much for all of this information!! I pinned and am saving for a reference guide!

  10. Marjorie
    Marjorie July 28, 2014 at 4:09 AM .

    I grow my own lettuce, chard and kale. You are making me want to try mustard greens! Visiting from the blog hop…hope you are having a great week!

  11. jhanis
    jhanis July 28, 2014 at 2:12 AM .

    I’d love for us to have our own garden but unfortunately, there is no area to make it in the apartment complex that we are living in. The grounds are all cemented. 🙁 Maybe one day! Dropping by from the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, now following on G+ and Twitter! have a great week!

  12. Marla
    Marla July 27, 2014 at 6:43 AM .

    Great information. Greens are very important to our diets and most Americans do not get enough of them. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop.

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  14. Kyle @ Aspired Living
    Kyle @ Aspired Living July 26, 2014 at 8:41 PM .

    I will admit I am a Greens addict…it started with the way it’s cooked for southern/soul food and has advanced to an all out love of the things! Thank you for some more new recipes!! Blessings girlie! Kyle

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  16. tessa - Homestead Lady
    tessa - Homestead Lady July 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM .

    This was wonderful and so thorough! Thanks for sharing at From the Farm Hop!

  17. Becca
    Becca July 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM .

    I planted lettuce, kale, spinach, and swiss chard in my garden. Should be ready to eat this week maybe. 🙂

  18. Tina
    Tina July 20, 2014 at 9:32 AM .

    I got mustard greens in me CSA a couple weeks ago, and wasn’t really sure what to do with them. I ended up adding them to a salad and they gave it a nice little kick. Thanks for more ideas for next time! Found you on Clever Chicks Blog Hop.

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