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Recipe: Fava Bean Crostini

Mint adds brightness to this delicious appetizer or side dish.

What do you do with all those fava beans from your winter cover crop? The possibilities are endless, but when you’re in the mood for something sophisticated, try this fava bean crostini for a bright spring delight. It is based … Continue reading

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Recipe: Watermelon Radish & Goat Cheese Salad

Colorful watermelon radishes enliven this salad

Just to be clear, it’s not a watermelon and a radish in this salad, it’s two Watermelon Radishes. If you haven’t grown them, put them on your list of “musts” for this season. Watermelon radishes look boring on the outside; … Continue reading

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Recipe: Northern Spy Kale Salad

Kale Salad ready for scarfing.

For winter gardeners, kale is a staple crop that we have the pleasure of harvesting all season long. It grows well in spring in cooler climates, so for those covered in snow, you have that to look forward to. While … Continue reading

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Making Citrus Salt

Finished Citrus Salt, ready for gifts.

This holiday season we gave gifts from the garden, which came primarily from our citrus trees. Sunset Magazine featured an easy home made gift idea that struck a chord: citrus salt. Sprinkle it on salads, meats, and in soups to … Continue reading

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Jambalaya

Parsnips, carrots, a purple sweet potato and Yukon potato

Looking for a delicious way to cook up those winter vegetables? Look no further. This recipe from the November 2012 issue of Vegetarian Times magazine cooks up a savory, satisfying jambalaya that rivals any meat version. Smoked paprika, cayenne and … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree (+a Book Giveaway!)

Pine needles for tea?

This week we have a great guest blog post from Kami McBride, author of The Herbal Kitchen. I met Kami at the Heirloom Expo, where she was sharing her knowledge of healing remedies from the garden. Today Kami presents an … Continue reading

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Making Pumpkin Puree

One of two Cinderella Pumpkins grown in 2012

Did you know that most pumpkin puree sold in a can is not actually pumpkin? It’s some other kind of squash masquerading as pumpkin. There’s only one way to know for sure that you have the genuine article, and that’s … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato & Kale Frittata with Goat Cheese

Frittata fresh from the oven with blobs of goat cheese

As the weather cools down, the urge to turn on the oven increases. This new recipe from Selma Brown Morrow appeared in a recent issue of Vegetarian Times and captures the essence of cold-weather comfort food. It comes together in … Continue reading

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What to Do with All Those Chives?

Chives in abundance

I love chives, but let’s face it–a little bit goes a long way. If I use more than two or three stems (or scapes) at a time, it’s a rarity. So what do we do with this fragrant, romantic herb … Continue reading

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Home Grown Sweet Potato Recipe

Home Grown Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is the jewel of fall and winter. This year we grew our own, and now it’s time to serve them up in a savory recipe. There are far too many recipes which add sugar or maple syrup … Continue reading

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