Copyright (c) 2019 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - In-the-kitchen category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - In-the-kitchen category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/in-the-kitchen Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:12:57 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - In-the-kitchen category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - In-the-kitchen category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/in-the-kitchen <![CDATA[Try Pumpkin Guts Scones for Halloween]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:32:25 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130073/try-pumpkin-guts-scones-for-halloween http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130073/try-pumpkin-guts-scones-for-halloween Try Pumpkin Guts Scones for Halloween Posted by WesternGardener
Fruits and vegetables are the top throw-away foods in most American kitchens. But what if you could find ways to turn those valuable veggies into delicious meals instead? "Cooking with Scraps" is a great guide for frugal cooks who want to stop wasting food. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Wild Rice with Cranberries and Hazelnuts]]> Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:57:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130058/wild-rice-with-cranberries-and-hazelnuts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130058/wild-rice-with-cranberries-and-hazelnuts Wild Rice with Cranberries and Hazelnuts Posted by cookinwithherbs
We are gearing up for the annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas on the weekend of October 2 to 5. For this event , we are featuring the Northern United States, north of historic U.S. 40.We will be studying the foods, herbs, crops and folkways of these regions. Here is a recipe that we will be serving for the Lavish Herbal Feast that you will want to make! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Must Have Shishito Peppers for Foodies]]> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:34:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130041/must-have-shishito-peppers-for-foodies http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130041/must-have-shishito-peppers-for-foodies Must Have Shishito Peppers for Foodies Posted by WesternGardener
The IT pepper this season is an old Japanese variety that's quite a tasty tidbit. If you like growing vegetables for munching, this is the one to have. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Water Kefir]]> Sun, 08 Sep 2019 16:44:34 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130028/how-to-make-water-kefir http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130028/how-to-make-water-kefir How to Make Water Kefir Posted by cookinwithherbs
Water kefir grains can easily be infused in lightly sweetened water to make a healthy beverage full of probiotics--they are fizzy and refreshing drinks--flavored with any fruit, herbs or fruit juices that you like. Watch this video to learn how-to-do-it! You don't have to drink sodas! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Juicy Fruits: From Scuppernongs to Peach and Blackberry Crumble]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:47:30 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130015/juicy-fruits-from-scuppernongs-to-peach-and-blackberry-crumble http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130015/juicy-fruits-from-scuppernongs-to-peach-and-blackberry-crumble Juicy Fruits: From Scuppernongs to Peach and Blackberry Crumble Posted by cookinwithherbs
The seasonal fruits of summer are at their peak and I've been enjoying wild and domestic berries, the stone fruits and melons. I've been slurping up juicy melons, dead-ripe peaches, nectarines, plums and plump berries and cherries--I delight in fruits that squirt and run down your chin and drip from your hands. Just talking about them makes my mouth water. They are refreshing besides being so delicious. Eating them out of hand is best... or more civilized on a plate is an alternative. However, now is the time to make some splendid simple desserts, preserves and conserves. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stuffed Zucchini Boats]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:42:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130003/stuffed-zucchini-boats http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/130003/stuffed-zucchini-boats Stuffed Zucchini Boats Posted by cookinwithherbs
In my last blog, I promised to post a recipe for my stuffed zucchini--so here it is. This is a great way to use any size zucchini or summer squash and is tasty and filling; it is a very versatile recipe. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Squashes and Tomatoes and Corn, Oh My!]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:37:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129991/squashes-and-tomatoes-and-corn-oh-my http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129991/squashes-and-tomatoes-and-corn-oh-my Squashes and Tomatoes and Corn, Oh My! Posted by cookinwithherbs
It's that time of year gardening friends--we're up to our ears in squash, tomatoes, cukes and corn! Oh what a lovely dilemna. Revel in the garden bounty--eat it everyday, share it when you can--and preserve the harvest by canning, fermenting, freezing and drying. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Midsummer Garden Harvest]]> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:29:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129967/midsummer-garden-harvest http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129967/midsummer-garden-harvest Midsummer Garden Harvest Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the first day of August, also recognized as Lammas Day (which is the celebration of the wheat harvest in parts of the Northern Hemisphere where English is traditionally spoken)and we are well into the summer gardening season. Every year by this time, the weeds are in fierce competition with the crops--sometimes even bigger than the crops. However, I did manage to harvest the root crops last week when we were in the fourth quarter root moon. Look at my onions and potatoes. Zukes and cukes are coming in fast and furious and need to be picked everyday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Nasturtiums]]> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:31:48 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129955/nasturtiums http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129955/nasturtiums Nasturtiums Posted by cookinwithherbs
One of my very favorite flowers that I grow in all of my gardens for many reasons—are nasturtiums—and I affectionately refer to these garden rowdies as “nasties”. They are easy to cultivate, and effortlessly fill in garden space, with their mounds of fun foliage even before their showy colors appear. In the kitchen, you can use both the fresh foliage and flowers to add a pleasant hint of heat and pungency (this dissipates when cooked so I use them mostly fresh) to many summer dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Edible Flowers that are Safe to Eat]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:17:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129939/edible-flowers-that-are-safe-to-eat http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129939/edible-flowers-that-are-safe-to-eat Edible Flowers that are Safe to Eat Posted by cookinwithherbs
Upon request after a recent webinar on flowers in the kitchen, I am posting a list of some flowers that are safe to eat. You are responsible for proper identification. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:12:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129927/incredible-edibles-flowers-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129927/incredible-edibles-flowers-in-the-kitchen Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a webinar for the Herb Society of America by the same title. Right now we are in the height of the summer season and our gardens are full of flowers in bloom--many of them are edible. Bring these into the kitchen for fragrance, flavor and fun! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fourth of July Fare: Potato Salad]]> Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:46:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129908/fourth-of-july-fare-potato-salad http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129908/fourth-of-july-fare-potato-salad Fourth of July Fare: Potato Salad Posted by cookinwithherbs
Most folks celebrate Independence Day with a cookout or picnic. When I think of summer foods to accompany this event--potato salad and coleslaw, summer ripe tomatoes and corn-on-the-cob immediately come to mind--they are American as apple pie. Here's a recipe for my sister, Doneth's potato salad, which is truly a family favorite. ]]>
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<![CDATA[It's Summertime in the Garden]]> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129876/its-summertime-in-the-garden It's Summertime in the Garden Posted by cookinwithherbs
We recently celebrated the summer solstice as well as St. John's Day (sometimes referred to as Midsummer) and the hot weather has arrived here in Maryland. We haven't had much rain so plant growth, especially flowering, has progressed rapidly--it seems a lot of plants are flowering earlier than usual. Before we know it, we'll be harvesting summer veggies! Right now, a lot of herbs need to be cut back and harvested. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Solstice: Time for Farmers' Markets, Gardening, Seasonal Bounty and Weeds]]> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:35:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129821/summer-solstice-time-for-farmers-markets-gardening-seasonal-bounty-and-weeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129821/summer-solstice-time-for-farmers-markets-gardening-seasonal-bounty-and-weeds Summer Solstice: Time for Farmers' Markets, Gardening, Seasonal Bounty and Weeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is that time of year again already! Today we celebrate the true arrival of summer with the solstice--the longest day and shortest night of the entire year. Not that summer weather hasn't already been here for some time--it is hot here in Maryland! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:29:41 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129808/herbs-with-anise-fennel-and-licorice-like-flavors http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129808/herbs-with-anise-fennel-and-licorice-like-flavors Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-Like Flavors Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently did a program at the annual Herb Society of America conference in Madison, Wisconsin thus titled; this is a modified version of the handout. Since we are celebrating Agastache as Herb of the Year for 2019 and Anise Hyssop is the most popular of this genus, I figured I’d explore some of the other herbs in this flavor category. Anise hyssop is not related to anise (Pimpinella anisum), or hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) for that matter. It does however, smell and taste somewhat like anise. When we speak of anise flavor, a few other herbs come into play: fennel and licorice. These three herbs have similar aromas and tastes due to a few shared chemical constituents. And these three herbs are used to describe the flavor profiles of some other well-known herbs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Artichokes are in Season]]> Wed, 29 May 2019 12:23:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129768/artichokes-are-in-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129768/artichokes-are-in-season Artichokes are in Season Posted by cookinwithherbs
Spring is the season for asparagus and artichokes, rhubarb and strawberries, spring onions and baby salad greens and foraged wild weeds. It is a joyous time in the garden as well as in the kitchen—with so many delightful flavors and textures. I don’t think that folks eat enough artichokes. Perhaps, some have just never eaten one, or do not know how to prepare them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow an Herbal Tea Garden]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 13:04:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129765/grow-an-herbal-tea-garden http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129765/grow-an-herbal-tea-garden Grow an Herbal Tea Garden Posted by WesternGardener
Is there anything more refreshing than a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day? What makes that tea even more delicious is growing your own herbs to prepare the perfect cup. Here’s what you need to know to plant your own herbal tea 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[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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