James J Steele

"Dreams can't come true without first dreaming...there is no harvest without first sowing seed"
James J Steele

The Cove Journal

Logo LargeWelcome to The Cove Journal! It’s always an adventure to look back on the progress made during the development of any homestead. The successes, the failures, and the recollections all combine to write a personal story at Tranquilla Cove!

These are posts about the progress here at Tranquilla Cove Homestead including our favorite recipes from Cove Cuisine as well as notes on the adventures we share on Florida’s Waterways, whether in the kayak ‘Stumpknocker‘ or our pontoon Boat, ‘Pon Tiki’. Be sure to check out the sections for Florida Paddle Notes and Florida Pontoon Notes, both documenting many fun adventures!…enjoy!



Chive Blossom Vinegar

  Chive Blossom Vinegar: A Simple Herbal Recipe The chives are in full bloom here at Tranquilla Cove! Are you wondering what to do with those beautiful chive blossoms from your herb garden? Look no further! In this post, we’ll explore the delightful world of chive blossom vinegar. This versatile …

Herb Gardening FAQs

  I have been Herb Gardening for over 50 years. For 22 years as owner of The Herb Garden, I have been involved in festivals, classes, and speaking engagements and have compiled a list of questions I’ve heard numerous times about Herb Gardening. These Herb Gardening FAQs should answer many …

Back to the Land

Back to the Land… Having a passion for growing herbs and vegetables, the inspiration to create a homestead started with reading the 1970 Special Issue of Mother Earth News‘ Back to the Land ‘. After reading through this magazine, cover to cover, I knew I wanted to create a homestead. …