Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:15:42 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts Vegetable Gardener - All featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/ <![CDATA[Tomato Basil Cream Sauce]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:41:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129469/tomato-basil-cream-sauce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129469/tomato-basil-cream-sauce Tomato Basil Cream Sauce Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is the time of year when we want to nestle in and stay at home and eat warming comfort foods. At our house we eat lots of soups and stews, beans and rice, grains and pasta. this pasta sauce first appeared in Cooking with Herbs in 1981! It has been prepared countless times and with many variations and still remains a family favorite. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Resolve to Garden for Good in 2019]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:38:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129467/resolve-to-garden-for-good-in-2019 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129467/resolve-to-garden-for-good-in-2019 Resolve to Garden for Good in 2019 Posted by WesternGardener
What gardening resolutions do you have for this year? If eating more vegetables is at the top of your list, you’ve come to the right place. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:58:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129442/seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129442/seasons-greenings-at-the-united-states-botanic-garden Season's Greenings at the United States Botanic Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
Yesterday, I went for my annual trek to see the holiday exhibit at the USBG. Fortunately for me and the many other visitors, the Botanic Garden has not been shut down due to government closures. Every time I go to the USBG, I am so glad that I went and am thankful that we have such a marvelous collection of botanical specimens right here in Washington, D.C. Visitors from around the world marveled right along with me at the variety of plants and the seasonal train exhibit. Read all about it... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herbal Desserts for the New Year]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 12:47:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129414/herbal-desserts-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129414/herbal-desserts-for-the-new-year Herbal Desserts for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently, at my daughter Lucie's wedding instead of a wedding cake, we had a dessert table. Lucie and Matt decided to have a selection of some favorite desserts, which our friend and caterer Anna Saint John created. Since I had a number of requests for recipes, I am posting or linking them here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Wedding]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2018 15:08:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129386/winter-solstice-wedding http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129386/winter-solstice-wedding Winter Solstice Wedding Posted by cookinwithherbs
The winter holiday season has begun--yesterday was the winter solstice--and today the full cold moon shines bright in the night sky. Yesterday, we celebrated the marriage of my daughter Lucie to Matt, the love of her life. We used the herbs and greenery of the season with lots of candlelight and sparkly fairy lights to add to the magic of the day. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Birds are Wild for Homemade Suet]]> Mon, 24 Dec 2018 14:55:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129408/birds-are-wild-for-homemade-suet http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129408/birds-are-wild-for-homemade-suet Birds are Wild for Homemade Suet Posted by WesternGardener
Suet cakes placed strategically in the garden help wild birds find their way to your landscape in winter. Homemade suet is easy to make, especially this vegetarian variety. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Miniature Pomanders for Christmas]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:44:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129379/make-miniature-pomanders-for-christmas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129379/make-miniature-pomanders-for-christmas Make Miniature Pomanders for Christmas Posted by WesternGardener
There are so many wonderful aromas of Christmas, from unusual ones like frankincense and myrrh to the more familiar pine and cinnamon. Cloves are also one of the special spices used to add special fragrance to the holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Garden Fun for Kids in New Orleans]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:29:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129347/garden-fun-for-kids-in-new-orleans http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129347/garden-fun-for-kids-in-new-orleans Garden Fun for Kids in New Orleans Posted by cookinwithherbs
Can't let my recent visit to the Big Easy go by without reporting about two really fun places for kids (both young and old)--if you live there--don't miss these gardens. If you are a visitor or wannabe, put these on your must do list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:11:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129320/longue-vue-gardens-in-new-orleans http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129320/longue-vue-gardens-in-new-orleans Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently had a taste of the sweet, sunny South--left Maryland in 23-degree weather and arrived in New Orleans to 60 degrees with leaves still on the trees and many plants in bloom. Headed for a favorite garden spot to visit: Longue Vue Gardens. Enjoy the sunshine in the gardens even if it is cold where you are! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Decorations to Attract Birds in Winter]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:21:27 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129313/holiday-decorations-to-attract-birds-in-winter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129313/holiday-decorations-to-attract-birds-in-winter Holiday Decorations to Attract Birds in Winter Posted by WesternGardener
Homemade holiday decorations are a delicious way to attract wild birds to your garden this winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow an Indoor Rosemary Topiary]]> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:21:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129310/how-to-grow-an-indoor-rosemary-topiary http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129310/how-to-grow-an-indoor-rosemary-topiary How to Grow an Indoor Rosemary Topiary Posted by WesternGardener
Rosemary is an evergreen herb that has a long association to Christmas and the holiday season. Here’s how to create an easy tabletop decoration made with this fragrant member of the mint family. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make your own Calendula Salve]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:53:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129286/make-your-own-calendula-salve http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129286/make-your-own-calendula-salve Make your own Calendula Salve Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of November (already!)--it's that time of year where we need to think about holiday gifts--and what better than a useful, homemade gift? Calendula salve is easy to make once your calendula petals have infused in oil and it makes a wonderful herbal salve. As a gardener, I use it regularly, however it is great for chapped lips, hands and dry skin and it is gentle enough to be used in preparations for babies. Give a gift that will be appreciated and used--this one is thoughtful, homemade and healing! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Baker Creek Grows Like the Seeds it Sells]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:25:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129284/baker-creek-grows-like-the-seeds-it-sells http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129284/baker-creek-grows-like-the-seeds-it-sells Baker Creek Grows Like the Seeds it Sells Posted by WesternGardener
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is celebrating its 22nd annual catalog of selling rare seeds to home gardeners. The company may have grown, but it still has that down-home family feeling. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Awesome Easy Cranberry-Orange Relish]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:29:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129274/awesome-easy-cranberry-orange-relish http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129274/awesome-easy-cranberry-orange-relish Awesome Easy Cranberry-Orange Relish Posted by cookinwithherbs
Cranberries are a staple of the Thanksgiving table. I am not one to appreciate a quivery, jelly-like mass. I go for the gusto--texture, flavor and freshness. This is the best cranberry relish that I have ever eaten--has three simple seasonal ingredients-- and it takes just 5 minutes to make! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Thankful for Sage, the Herb for Thanksgiving ]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:52:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129269/thankful-for-sage-the-herb-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129269/thankful-for-sage-the-herb-for-thanksgiving Thankful for Sage, the Herb for Thanksgiving Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you haven't decided on a dressing recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner--this is what I'm making this Thursday--it is a bit different from the norm and downright tasty! Fresh herbs make all the difference--and sage is the featured herb! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Some Fun this Weekend]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:17:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129265/plant-some-fun-this-weekend http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129265/plant-some-fun-this-weekend Plant Some Fun this Weekend Posted by WesternGardener
Why not use this Thanksgiving holiday to plant a gardening seed? You can help sprout young gardeners with these easy indoor gardening projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Veg Out for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:56:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129261/5-ways-to-veg-out-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129261/5-ways-to-veg-out-for-thanksgiving 5 Ways to Veg Out for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
It’s time to give thanks for vegetables! Here are five simple ways to give vegetables a special place at the Thanksgiving table. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hoecakes are Better than Cornbread!]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:55:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129253/hoecakes-are-better-than-cornbread http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129253/hoecakes-are-better-than-cornbread Hoecakes are Better than Cornbread! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many folks have asked me to share this recipe, which Tina Marie Wilcox and I prepared at the Herb Harvest Fall Festival. They are great hot off the griddle. Quite honestly, I like them better than cornbread--they are fun to eat--and they travel well and are less crumbly than cornbread. You can make them large or small depending upon what you are doing with them They make a killer grilled cheese sandwich with a slice of onion and/or tomato! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Infused Vinegar is a Simple Garden Gift]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:08:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129247/infused-vinegar-is-a-simple-garden-gift http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129247/infused-vinegar-is-a-simple-garden-gift Infused Vinegar is a Simple Garden Gift Posted by WesternGardener
November ushers in the season of giving. From giving thanks to giving gifts, vegetable gardeners can use their fruits, vegetables and herbs to create something simply delicious. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Harvest Season Celebrations and Events]]> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:49:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129220/harvest-season-celebrations-and-events http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129220/harvest-season-celebrations-and-events Harvest Season Celebrations and Events Posted by cookinwithherbs
The end of October-beginning of November brings about the close and celebration of the harvest season as well as a few seasonal celebrations. October 31 is All Hallow's Eve or Halloween,and it is the beginning of Samhein in Ireland and Day of the Dead in Mexico and other Latin American countries. ]]>
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