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Green Tomatoes or Bust: How to Ripen & When to Eat

Wondering how to ripen green tomatoes and when to eat them? Here are some of my best tips for making the most of your...

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...

From Seed to Plate: Radishes for Every Garden

Grow radishes from seed to plate for the easiest and rewarding garden. Radishes may not be as stylish as other, more celebrated kitchen garden crops...

DIY Cocktail Herb Garden: Scented Geranium + Recipes

Looking for something new to plant in your summer garden? Add scented geraniums to the list. They're worth every square inch of earth they occupy...

What To Do With a Bumper Crop

  When it’s time to plant spring veggies, I do so with visions of summer bumper crops. At least with crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Kitchen Garden Obsessed

  It’s no secret that great ingredients make great food. Or that simple dishes quickly become amazing when paired well. What’s less known is it...

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...

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,...

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...

Fall Gardening Tips: Making the Most of Your Pumpkin Harvest

  When in season, it's pumpkin everything. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie... and that warm, fuzzy place they fill since childhood. From planting to...

Jam Making 101 | Hard Earned Sweetness

  What could be better than picking and eating summer berries? Picking, eating and having enough left over to make homemade jam. Pie is amazing...

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...

3 Reasons to Love Apricot Season

  It's apricot season and I'm reminded of why they're so amazing. One. They never taste as good as they do right now. Time for picking...

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...

Fava Bean Foraging

Fava beans are either a cover crop with perks or an amazing food plant with perks. I haven't decided the order but it's definitely...

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...
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