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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...

Make the Best Ever Blueberry Pie

  What I look forward to most in summer isn't just days at the beach and bare feet. It's more than my garden, the blooms...

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...

Spring Greens with Jicama, Cilantro & Lime

  Do your taste buds rule the roost? I started thinking about cilantro and cumin and sunflower seeds and had to put them together. The...

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,...

Spring Onion Soup With Parmesan Crostini

  It may sound like I'm stretching things a bit but, just like fine wine, onions are a reflection of region and soil type. You...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kale and White Bean Pasta

To put it mildly, I'm bonkers about this dish. Obsessed may be a more appropriate description. It's my trusty, well-loved, go-to recipe, Kale and...

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...

Winter Beacon

It's fitting that pomegranates are ripe and ready at the holiday season. Like the warm glow of a candle on a short day, or...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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