Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic Sat, 25 May 2019 11:33:59 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic <![CDATA[Spring in the Vegetable Garden]]> Sun, 12 May 2019 00:25:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129733/spring-in-the-vegetable-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129733/spring-in-the-vegetable-garden Spring in the Vegetable Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
It has been a very wet spring here in the Mid-Atlantic. I’m not complaining—always thankful for the precipitation—it makes it challenging for planting when the garden is soggy. Everything is verdant green and growing so fast you can see plants change daily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring is Bursting Out All Over!]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:52:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129705/spring-is-bursting-out-all-over http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129705/spring-is-bursting-out-all-over Spring is Bursting Out All Over! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Whether you are in the sunny South and already harvesting your brassicas,or in the northern climes where the early spring harbingers are just popping after the last snow--it is spring!What's going on in your garden? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hot Cross Buns and Fresh Bay Leaves]]> Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:30:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129694/hot-cross-buns-and-fresh-bay-leaves http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129694/hot-cross-buns-and-fresh-bay-leaves Hot Cross Buns and Fresh Bay Leaves Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today I got a hankering for hot cross buns, which I have not made in quite awhile--it is that time of year that we see them for sale. Well, the recipe I use is an old one, from my first book Cooking with Herbs co-authored with Carolyn Dille. The ingredient that makes these buns unique is fresh bay leaves. Really, you will have to try them; I have made a few updates in the recipe which you can read below. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dandelions--Welcome this Spring Bitter!]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:51:04 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129668/dandelions-welcome-this-spring-bitter http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129668/dandelions-welcome-this-spring-bitter Dandelions--Welcome this Spring Bitter! Posted by cookinwithherbs
I enjoy bitter--bitter herbs, bitter foods and bitters, the magic digestive elixirs. They are spring tonics and dandelions are one of my favorites--I've been harvesting the leaves, flowers and roots since they first emerged and using them in soups, sauces, egg dishes, with pasta and grains and stuffing them into quesadillas and enchiladas. Get out there and harvest some goodness for your health and well being! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Farro Salad, Mediterranean-Style]]> Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:08:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129655/farro-salad-mediterranean-style http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129655/farro-salad-mediterranean-style Farro Salad, Mediterranean-Style Posted by cookinwithherbs
Recently, someone gave me a bag of farro. I have cooked farro, which is a type of wheat berry, as well as kamut and spelt in my past, however not in a long time. So I read about farro and cooked up a pot of it and then I made the following delightfully tasty recipe for Farro Salad, Mediterranean-Style. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wild Weed and Seasonal Green Recipes]]> Sat, 30 Mar 2019 20:13:02 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129647/wild-weed-and-seasonal-green-recipes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129647/wild-weed-and-seasonal-green-recipes Wild Weed and Seasonal Green Recipes Posted by cookinwithherbs
In our recent wild weeds class, we made a soup, salsa verde and salad. Here is a recipe for a soup featuring wild edibles and seasonal greens, a short video and links to salsa verde and green goodness soup. Happy foraging! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wild Weeds and Seasonal Greens]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:16:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129616/wild-weeds-and-seasonal-greens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129616/wild-weeds-and-seasonal-greens Wild Weeds and Seasonal Greens Posted by cookinwithherbs
Just finished teaching a folk school class on Wild Weeds and Seasonal Greens at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. We foraged for weeds and combined them with some seasonal herbs and greens to make tasty edibles: Spring Greens Soup, Salsa Verde and Salad of Wild Weeds, Seasonal Herbs and Salad Greens. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds and Winter Gardening Thoughts]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 19:42:43 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129503/seeds-and-winter-gardening-thoughts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129503/seeds-and-winter-gardening-thoughts Seeds and Winter Gardening Thoughts Posted by cookinwithherbs
I've been thinking a lot about seeds lately due to the fact that I have a pile of seed catalogs sitting here awaiting perusal. I also recently finished reading "From Our Seeds & Their Keepers" by Bevin Cohen, which has definitely inspired me to start saving more seed than I do. ]]>
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<![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[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[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[Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring the Southern U.S.]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:21:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129149/herb-harvest-fall-festival-featuring-the-southern-us http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129149/herb-harvest-fall-festival-featuring-the-southern-us Herb Harvest Fall Festival featuring the Southern U.S. Posted by cookinwithherbs
Gearing up for the Herb Harvest Fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center. This year we are highlighting the foods of the Southern United States--south of historic U.S. 40. Here is a sneak preview of a classic buttermilk pie--infused with herbal flavors. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lemon Basil ]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:04:20 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129087/lemon-basil http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129087/lemon-basil Lemon Basil Posted by cookinwithherbs
I haven't met a lemon basil that I didn't like. These basils are all predominantly lemon-flavored and do not have any of the anise taste that the others do. 'Mrs. Burns' is my first choice, a sturdy, dependable plant with lovely lemon aroma and flavor. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Fruits: From Salads to Shortcakes]]> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 15:20:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129052/summer-fruits-from-salads-to-shortcakes http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129052/summer-fruits-from-salads-to-shortcakes Summer Fruits: From Salads to Shortcakes Posted by cookinwithherbs
When I eat a dead-ripe peach, it is usually over the sink with the juice dripping down my chin and hands. When I am feeling more civilized, I do enjoy peeling a peach over the sink and then slicing... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quintessential Summer Food: Deviled Eggs]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:29:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129027/quintessential-summer-food-deviled-eggs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129027/quintessential-summer-food-deviled-eggs Quintessential Summer Food: Deviled Eggs Posted by cookinwithherbs
What food do we think of for picnics, barbecues, potlucks and cool summer fare on hot summer days? Yep, deviled eggs are perhaps more American than apple pie. And every single person I know has their own recipe... here's our family favorite... with a list of variations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bee Balm works for Insect Stings]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:36:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129006/bee-balm-works-for-insect-stings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129006/bee-balm-works-for-insect-stings Bee Balm works for Insect Stings Posted by cookinwithherbs
Monarda fistulosa isn't just called bee balm because it attracts bees and other pollinators--it also helps to ease their stings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Weeds: The Gardener's Never-Ending Task]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:33:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128976/weeds-the-gardeners-never-ending-task http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128976/weeds-the-gardeners-never-ending-task Weeds: The Gardener's Never-Ending Task Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had lots of rain here in my Maryland, zone 7 garden. And with the rain, the weeds and grass have grown in leaps and bounds--way bigger than all of the carefully planted vegetables, herbs and flowers. So I spent the last three days weeding, which gave me lots of time to reflect on the subject. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture]]> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 18:05:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128955/stone-barns-center-for-food-agriculture http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128955/stone-barns-center-for-food-agriculture Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Posted by cookinwithherbs
While in Tarrytown, New York, attending the HSA Conference, we made a visit to Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, which was well worthwhile the trip. If you are in the area, by all means, make an effort to visit these handsome gardens and experience the many aspects of a well laid out and attractive, yet working farm from greenhouse crops to field crops and orchard to flower and herb gardens. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Glories of Spring in the Garden]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 23:17:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128900/the-glories-of-spring-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128900/the-glories-of-spring-in-the-garden The Glories of Spring in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
This is a thrilling time of year for gardeners. Each day we delight in the plants around us--what is popping up, producing food,budding, then flowering--not to mention what we are sowing and transplanting baby seedlings. It is both a relief and great joy to finally have our hands in the earth and have to scrub the dirt from our hands and tools. Now, if only the rain would give us a break, so I can get back out there!... ]]>
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