Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Go-organic category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/go-organic Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:39:01 -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[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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<![CDATA[Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:10:54 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128876/celebrate-national-herbday-with-a-dozen-favorite-perennial-herbs Celebrate National HerbDay with a Dozen Favorite Perennial Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
On this last day of April, we are heading into the merry month of May and spring has finally arrived for real. Gardeners across the country are rejoicing--and I am delighted to see perennial herbs popping up here and there in the kitchen garden--these plants are fairly hardy so most of them make it through the cold of winter. We anxiously await their leafing out and we welcome them every spring, dear old friends that they are. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:51:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128855/everyday-is-earth-day-in-the-garden Everyday is Earth Day in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
After a very cold spring, this gardener decided to spend Earth Day in the garden with my hands in the earth. It was a perfect spring day--sunny and cool--at least the gale-force winds seem to have abated. Yesterday and today up until 1:09 pm this afternoon, we were in a 2nd quarter moon, in the sign of Cancer, which is a fruitful planting sign, so I wanted to get my aboveground plants transplanted and seeds sown before the moon traveled into Leo which is a barren sign. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus)]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:48:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Since hops are Herb of the Year for 2018, I figure I ought to tell you about growing them--actually they are fairly easy to cultivate. Some gardeners find them to be invasive, since they send out underground runners and are a rapid-growing vine; they definitely need support and room to spread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:58:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128771/saint-patricks-day-kicks-off-gardening-in-march Saint Patrick’s Day kicks off Gardening in March Posted by cookinwithherbs
Many folks practice planting potatoes on Saint Patrick's Day, and some plant peas and/or onions too. This is a tradition for many gardeners who live in warmer climes, although I’ve seen hardcore gardeners get out there even in frigid weather and work the cold earth to get their first crop of potatoes in on St. Paddy’s Day. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It’s Potato Planting Time ]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:01:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128769/its-potato-planting-time http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128769/its-potato-planting-time It’s Potato Planting Time Posted by WesternGardener
If you haven’t eaten a homegrown potato, you don’t know what a real potato tastes like. Spring’s the time to plant potatoes in the vegetable garden. Here’s everything you need to get your potato crop off to a good start. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Six Seed Selections to Sow for the Summer Season]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:34:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128744/six-seed-selections-to-sow-for-the-summer-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128744/six-seed-selections-to-sow-for-the-summer-season Six Seed Selections to Sow for the Summer Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
While you are considering which seeds to order for this coming season, here are a few favorites that I have been growing for many years. While I try new plant seeds each season--these are must haves--ones that I really don't want to be without. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tortilla Soup--Comfort Food]]> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:09:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128740/tortilla-soup-comfort-food http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128740/tortilla-soup-comfort-food Tortilla Soup--Comfort Food Posted by cookinwithherbs
There is nothing like a bowl of nourishing hot soup on a cold winter day, especially a grey, damp rainy day that sort of seeps into the bones in your body that seem to complain about the weather. I add enough capsicum and allium to make me sweat a little and I feel warm to the very core of my body. Try some tortilla soup—it is warming comfort food. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Snow: Poor Man’s Fertilizer ]]> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:34:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128728/snow-poor-mans-fertilizer http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128728/snow-poor-mans-fertilizer Snow:  Poor Man’s Fertilizer Posted by cookinwithherbs
Is this familiar adage an old wive’s tale? In fact, snow does contain nitrogen and other particulates like sulfur, which it collects as it falls through the atmosphere, however so do rain and sleet, and believe it or not, lightning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:55:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds Seeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you haven’t ordered your garden seeds for 2018, now is the time. As I sit by the woodstove looking out on another grey, cold day, the precipitation is coming down heavily. It started out as freezing rain, now it is rain and once the temps start to drop this afternoon, who knows what it will turn to? The back porch steps, the deck and even spots on the packed gravel drive are like a skating rink—so I am not going anywhere. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year ]]> Mon, 01 Jan 2018 15:51:26 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year Make some Healthy and Hearty Soup for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
This soup blog was inspired by our recently departed, Dr. James Duke, an inspiration and mentor to many of us--and a master soup maker. There is nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day. What better way to start off this auspicious New Year's Day (with a full Wolf moon to boot) than with a healthful, warming winter soup? This split pea soup sticks with you--chockablock full of vegetables--as well as roots and herbs that will build up your immune system and keep you healthy during the cold and flu season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tools for the New Year]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:58:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128624/tools-for-the-new-year Tools for the New Year Posted by cookinwithherbs
Here are a few gifts that I ask for every year--as well as a few new tools that I received this holiday season. These are items that I find essential to help me during the year, both in the garden and everyday. ]]>
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