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Fall Forage: Cooking with Pomegranates

    When isn’t it a good time to think about food and flowers? And this time of year, with the anticipation of a Thanksgiving meal...

Rapini Soup With Country Bread

Do you have a list of vegetables you wished you liked but don't? You know, the ones that are really good for you and...

Lemon Verbena | An Herb with a Twist

  Lemon Verbena is one of those herbs. One for the must-grow and learn to cook list. It’s fragrance is amazing, enough to send you...

My Surprise Crop: Tomatillos

  This season yielded my most generous crop of tomatillos yet. It's a happy surprise and bit of a puzzler -- it's always interesting to...

Container Garden Carrots from Seed to Plate

  Behind every carrot is a carrot lover. If that's not you, well maybe you haven't had the luck to eat one that's homegrown?  Warming weather...

Winter Harvest Stew with Carrot & Apple

This winter harvest stew with carrot and apple is a new family favorite. It’s really a stoup because it’s chock-full of veggies and it’s...

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegar

Have fun with your harvest -- and don't let a single leaf (or flower) go to waste. Make your own herb-infused vinegar to preserve...

Easy Tomato Salad

  It's no secret that I'm a craver. I get wild hankerings for anything cruciferous, avocados, greens and new potatoes or freshly picked anything are easy...

In the Garden | Food Tastes Better Outside

  When spring comes and the greens are ready, the carrots sweet from winter and there's foraging at hand, I bundle up the cutting board,...

Purple Peach & Blackberry Pie

What happens when you pair purple peaches and blackberries in pie? Only the most amazing mouthful of summer. Dare you ask what’s a purple peach? We...

Spinach & Curry Pizza

It’s time to put pizza back on the menu. This curry and spinach flatbread recipe will curb your guilt and wake up your taste...

Summer Forage: How to Make Elder Flower Cordial

  If you are what you eat, I'll take flowers please! I've had elder flower cordial on my mind since last summer. The thought of buying...

How to Make Wild Plum Sorbet

  Who needs store bought when you can pick them for free? It's a marvel really. These wild plums can be found peppering hillsides, gardens and...

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to...

Dirt-to-Dinner

  Dirt-to-dinner, garden-to-table, farm-to-fork, fork-to-mouth... what does it all mean? Not long ago I got a call from an old friend, Greg Gearheart. He's an organizer...

Harvesting Pumpkins: Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

          We peeled off the highway, leaving bumper to bumper traffic for the quiet risk of side roads, and found this pumpkin patch. It was...

The Truth About Turnips: Recipes & Growing Tips

  Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members, mizuna, bok choy, Napa cabbage and tatsoi along with a handful of others....

Mom’s Brown Stew

  Fall is here and so too is my mom’s brown stew. The seasons are like that, reminding me of foods I may not have...

Four Fab Edible Flowers

Some are honey bee hubs, others are pungent and peppery. There are modest, girl-next-door types while a few pack some punch. However they come...

What to Grow in 2015 | 5 Plants to Add to Your Must-Have List

  Wondering what to grow? The year is new and it's seed catalog season. Time to sharpen your pencil and dream big. The seeds you plant...
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