Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:36:51 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Grow category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/grow <![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[Garden Like a Viking]]> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:07:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129686/garden-like-a-viking Garden Like a Viking Posted by WesternGardener
One of the special features in the Irish National Botanic Gardens in Dublin is an accurate recreation of a Viking house dating from the ninth and tenth centuries. Here’s what to plant if you’d like to garden like a Viking. ]]>
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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[Book Review: Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme]]> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:23:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129666/book-review-beyond-rosemary-basil-and-thyme http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129666/book-review-beyond-rosemary-basil-and-thyme Book Review: Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently received a copy of Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme: Unusual, Interesting and Uncommon Herbs to Enjoy from author Theresa Mieseler; it is hot off the presses. This book contains some of the herbs that you might not grow--or even know about--that are worth investigating. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 08:39:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129659/grow-pea-shoots-for-spring-crunch Grow Pea Shoots for Spring Crunch Posted by WesternGardener
Pea shoots are the fresh antidote to a long cold winter. These crunchy greens can be ready to enjoy in just a few weeks from planting. ]]>
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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[Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:11:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129611/exotic-peppers-spice-up-gardens Exotic Peppers Spice Up Gardens Posted by WesternGardener
The new Pumpkin Habanero pepper, from the Exotic Pepper Project at Rutgers University, looks like a small pumpkin, has a citrusy taste and jalapeno-like heat. Here’s how to get your hands on the seeds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Start Pepper Seeds]]> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:19:07 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129605/how-to-start-pepper-seeds How to Start Pepper Seeds Posted by WesternGardener
If you like to grow unusual peppers, you’ll need to start from seed. Hundreds of pepper varieties are available to gardeners who take time to plant seeds, instead of the buying seedlings available at garden centers. Here’s how to get started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:25:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129591/enjoy-a-cuppa-blending-teas Enjoy a Cuppa: Blending Teas Posted by cookinwithherbs
Cold weather inspires drinking hot beverages. When you come in from being out-of-doors on a frigid day, what do you want to drink? ]]>
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<![CDATA[These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:48:29 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129587/these-vegetable-seeds-need-saving These Vegetable Seeds Need Saving Posted by WesternGardener
Slow Food’s annual Plant a Seed campaign is your chance to make a difference in the wonderful world of vegetable growing. When you plant this year’s seed kit, you’ll help ensure the survival of six plants facing extinction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Let's Celebrate Pumpkins this Year ]]> Sat, 09 Feb 2019 16:08:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129549/lets-celebrate-pumpkins-this-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129549/lets-celebrate-pumpkins-this-year Let's Celebrate Pumpkins this Year Posted by WesternGardener
The National Garden Bureau decided to name pumpkins as its edible plant for 2019. There's plenty to celebrate about these beautiful, delicious and nutritious fruits. Plan now to harvest tiny orange pumpkins, ghostly white ones or those that are fit for a princess. ]]>
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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[Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:06:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129498/mastering-the-art-of-vegetable-gardening http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129498/mastering-the-art-of-vegetable-gardening Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening Posted by WesternGardener
Is vegetable gardening more of an art than a science? In his new book, Matt Mattus uses his experience as a visual designer, artist, horticulturist and futurist to help uncover the answer to that question. ]]>
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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[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[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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