Copyright (c) 2018 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 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:52:33 -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[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[Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:48:56 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year Currant Liqueur Makes for a Happy New Year Posted by WesternGardener
When it’s time to welcome a new gardening year, nothing says “cheers” like a glass of homegrown and homemade liqueur. Here’s how to grow your own currant liqueur. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128619/currant-liqueur-makes-for-a-happy-new-year
<![CDATA[Celebrate Winter Solstice]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:59:32 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128610/celebrate-winter-solstice Celebrate Winter Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
The winter solstice is on Thursday, December 21, 2017. I am so looking forward to this annual celebration--I always go to my friend's house where a large number of us gather to welcome winter and light the longest night of the year with a huge bonfire and share a feast of warming winter dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Vegetable Winners from 2017]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:04:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128605/3-vegetable-winners-from-2017 3 Vegetable Winners from 2017 Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners never know what will be their garden winners until the growing season is over. Here are my top three surprise winners from 2017. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:06:35 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128600/pickled-garlic-is-a-perfect-present Pickled Garlic is a Perfect Present Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of going with ordinary gifts for the holidays, make something special. Even if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, you can whip up this delicacy with just four ingredients. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Early December Garden to Kitchen]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:36:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128546/early-december-garden-to-kitchen Early December Garden to Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had a mild autumn/winter season thus far in my zone 7 Maryland garden. Still able to do chores in the garden and bring in bounty to create warming seasonal dishes. Time for harvesting whatever is still available, cleaning up the garden, last-minute planting, getting ready for the holidays and wood chores. What are you up to in your garden and kitchen? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sage--It's not just for turkey!]]> Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:49:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128521/sage-its-not-just-for-turkey http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128521/sage-its-not-just-for-turkey Sage--It's not just for turkey! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, folks get out their spice jars of neglected, little used sage--albeit some buy it fresh for the holiday, and then there of those of us gardeners who grow sage--and we go out to the herb bed and cut branches to use in our dinner. Sage is the most commonly used herb in turkey stuffing... and not much else. I think of sage as a cool-weather herb and use it often as a cooking ingredient in the cold fall and winter months. ]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Ways to Prevent Thanksgiving Food Waste]]> Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:02:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128515/7-ways-to-prevent-thanksgiving-food-waste http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128515/7-ways-to-prevent-thanksgiving-food-waste 7 Ways to Prevent Thanksgiving Food Waste Posted by WesternGardener
We’re about the enter that time of year when “but it’s the holidays” is the go-to excuse for overindulging in those once-a-year favorite foods. When it comes to food waste, turn that excuse into 7 positive ways to approach the Thanksgiving meal. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128515/7-ways-to-prevent-thanksgiving-food-waste
<![CDATA[Smoked Chiles en Adobo]]> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:37:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128511/smoked-chiles-en-adobo Smoked Chiles en Adobo Posted by cookinwithherbs
It is easy, though a bit time-consuming to smoke your own chiles and make this adobo sauce--however the end product is well worth it--wicked good stuff! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Smoking Chile Peppers]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:13:52 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128488/smoking-chile-peppers Smoking Chile Peppers Posted by cookinwithherbs
Chipotle peppers are smoke-dried jalapeno peppers. The latter are thick-walled and do not dry well, so they have been smoked-dried for centuries. Recently, I decided to try smoking an assortment of chile peppers in a smoker and make my own chiles en adobo. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:16:57 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128480/how-to-decorate-with-vegetables-for-thanksgiving How to Decorate with Vegetables for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
We all know vegetables are an important part of the Thanksgiving feast, but they make gorgeous table decorations, too. Here are some special ways to use fruits and vegetables with plants and flowers to celebrate the harvest holiday. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins]]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:48:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128449/6-ways-to-reuse-halloween-pumpkins 6 Ways to Reuse Halloween Pumpkins Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of throwing that Halloween pumpkin away, put it to good use. There are plenty of ways for recycling that winter squash instead of letting it go to waste. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cilantro Substitutes or Similars]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:13:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128422/cilantro-substitutes-or-similars http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128422/cilantro-substitutes-or-similars Cilantro Substitutes or Similars Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year we are celebrating Cilantro & Coriander as Herb of the Year for 2017. This herb has a very distinct flavor—there are a number of plants that have many of the same chemical constituents as Coriandrum sativum and sort of mimic the flavor --these herbs are culantro, papaloquelite, pipicha and Vietnamese coriander. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Grow a Special Squash Next Season]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:51:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128417/grow-a-special-squash-next-season http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128417/grow-a-special-squash-next-season Grow a Special Squash Next Season Posted by WesternGardener
Why grow an ordinary summer squash when you can grow something extra-special--like a cucuzza? ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128417/grow-a-special-squash-next-season
<![CDATA[Use the last of your tomato harvest to make: Tomato Bisque with Curry and Coconut Milk]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:34:47 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128412/use-the-last-of-your-tomato-harvest-to-make-tomato-bisque-with-curry-and-coconut-milk http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128412/use-the-last-of-your-tomato-harvest-to-make-tomato-bisque-with-curry-and-coconut-milk Use the last of your tomato harvest to make: Tomato Bisque with Curry and Coconut Milk Posted by cookinwithherbs
During our recent celebration of the Herb Harvest fall Festival at the Ozark Folk Center, we had a Caribbean-influenced menu. The following soup recipe was one of the favorite menu items--and it it season appropriate--just in time to make a delicious hearty soup and use up the last of the garden harvest of summer tomatoes. Make this soup soon--you will be glad that you did! ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128412/use-the-last-of-your-tomato-harvest-to-make-tomato-bisque-with-curry-and-coconut-milk
<![CDATA[Herb Harvest Fall Festival Celebrates Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:40:50 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128387/herb-harvest-fall-festival-celebrates-central-america-the-caribbean-basin-and-mexico http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128387/herb-harvest-fall-festival-celebrates-central-america-the-caribbean-basin-and-mexico Herb Harvest Fall Festival Celebrates Central America, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year at the Ozark Folk Center's HHFF, we celebrate different regions of the globe and see how they relate back to the Ozarks. This year we celebrated some of the tropical areas and had a Caribbean-Style Lavish Herbal Feast and two days of inspiring educational programs featuring Mexico, the countries on the Isthmus of Central America and the many islands in the Caribbean. Read about all of the fun that we had. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128387/herb-harvest-fall-festival-celebrates-central-america-the-caribbean-basin-and-mexico
<![CDATA[Be a Summer Tomato Saver]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:48:10 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128326/be-a-summer-tomato-saver http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128326/be-a-summer-tomato-saver Be a Summer Tomato Saver Posted by WesternGardener
The calendar may say it’s autumn, but the tomato vines are still pumping out beautiful fruits. What a delicious problem to have! Here are four ways to preserve tomatoes to savor over winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit?]]> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:56:08 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128313/is-it-welsh-rabbit-or-rarebit Is it Welsh Rabbit or Rarebit? Posted by cookinwithherbs
Rarebit or Rabbit--it's basically a cheese sauce over toast. I made this for the Great Hops Cookoff (had just 10 minutes) at the IHA conference and of course, I added herbs and a good hoppy IPA for maximum flavor, along with a dead ripe summer tomato. This is a quick and easy dish to make when you don't know what to have for lunch or supper and you don't feel like another sandwich. ]]>
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<![CDATA[3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs]]> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:21:19 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs 3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Herbs Posted by WesternGardener
Cooler nighttime temperatures mean the end is near to another vegetable gardening season. Instead of letting those beautiful culinary herbs go to seed, take a few minutes to snip and save them for winter. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128286/3-easy-ways-to-preserve-the-herbs
<![CDATA[Tomatoes with Seasonal Herbs]]> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:41:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs Tomatoes with Seasonal Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although the most popular herb to pair with tomatoes is basil, no contender, many other seasonal herbs combine well with these beloved juicy fruits. Besides other herb ideas, here is a tasty recipe for tomatoes with arugula and garlic chives. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128260/tomatoes-with-seasonal-herbs