Garden Series 003 - NJ - Mayernik Garden

By Matt, Posted in Garden

Seed Planting  in March? In New Jersey? Not always easy! The center of the Mayernik Garden is an enclosed area surrounded by a five foot fence to keep the deer out, as well as any other little critters! We have been less successful keeping out the rabbits that have provided us three litters the past two seasons. But let me tell you, they are the cutest things ever! And if we do displace them, it is within a few feet from where mama gave birth so she knows where to find them when she comes to feed them... read more.

Top 5 Herbs for a Sexy Valentine’s Day - Mayernik Kitchen

By Matt, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Once the holiday season passes, the colder, darker days of winter tend to be all-consuming. We often get stuck in a work-a-holic rut where we go into work (and it’s still dark outside) only to come home from work (while it’s dark outside).  Don’t let this darkness dampen your moods.  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and just because the light outside is dim, doesn’t mean your relationship should be.  If you’re looking to liven up your romance &ndash... read more.

Mayernik Garden 002 - New Jersey Garden

By Matt, Posted in Garden

Flashback 4 few years:  When Shannon and I first embarked on our gardening journey, we knew very little about how much it could mean for our lives as a whole.  We had recently moved into a new home, one with a much larger yard than we had before.  We decided that picking up on an ongoing hobby would be good for us, and it would be something we could do together.  After our first spring/summer adventure, we knew that this could not only keep us busy, but could also present an entire life... read more.

Mayernik Garden 001 - New Jersey Garden

By Matt, Posted in Garden

Welcome to the Mayernik Garden Blog Series! We hope to update you twice monthly (maybe more in the summer) about what's going on in the Maryernik Garden.  All great endeavors need to start from a simple idea, a workable plan.  For the Mayernik Kitchen, our simple idea was to grow a few items in our garden – basic herbs and ingredients that we use often and could cut back on purchasing.  When Shannon and I began gardening a few years ago, we never imagined how successful we would be. &n... read more.

Elderberry - A Holistic Superfood

By Matt, Posted in Herbal Remedies

For Shannon and I, and many others throughout the world, elderberries are nothing new in terms of cold and flu prevention.  For those of us who are not quite as well-versed in this magical berry, let me explain some of its background, uses, and benefits.   In general, if you’re looking to get healthy, stay healthy, and live healthy, insert some elderberries in your everyday life.  But, if you need to know why before consuming the what, then keep reading! Elderberries have been used th... read more.