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, 22 Jun 2018 03:37:08 -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[Celebrate the Summer Solstice]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:29:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128992/celebrate-the-summer-solstice http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128992/celebrate-the-summer-solstice Celebrate the Summer Solstice Posted by cookinwithherbs
Every year, the cycle of the seasons rolls around and we look forward to June 21st as we celebrate the Summer Solstice, which officially signals the first day of summer. The sun reaches its zenith in the sky; it is the day of longest light and the shortest night. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms]]> Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128989/new-way-to-fight-tomato-hornworms http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128989/new-way-to-fight-tomato-hornworms New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms Posted by WesternGardener
Have tomato hornworms ever caused havoc in your vegetable garden? Now’s your chance to get revenge in a most delicious and satisfying way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grow an Odd-looking Turnip]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:28:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128974/how-to-grow-an-odd-looking-turnip http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128974/how-to-grow-an-odd-looking-turnip How to Grow an Odd-looking Turnip Posted by WesternGardener
Kohlrabi may be one of the strangest vegetables you’d like to grow. The above ground bulb looks a little like a vegetable from outer space. ]]>
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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[Hop-Happy Teas]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 14:05:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128946/hop-happy-teas http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128946/hop-happy-teas Hop-Happy Teas Posted by cookinwithherbs
Last weekend at our Celebrate Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 event at the US National Arboretum, we served lots of hop infusions and some herb tea blends and folks liked them so much, I'm posting a few of the recipes here. ]]>
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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[Double Duty Vegetable Gets Deserved Recognition]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:12:03 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128864/double-duty-vegetable-gets-deserved-recognition http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128864/double-duty-vegetable-gets-deserved-recognition Double Duty Vegetable Gets Deserved Recognition Posted by WesternGardener
It’s the Year of the Beet, and it’s about time. Beets may not be at the top of most vegetable gardener’s list, but they should be. Everything about this edible root is cause for celebration. ]]>
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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[Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:52:16 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128832/grow-a-pie-with-this-garden-plant Grow a Pie with this Garden Plant Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for an edible perennial to add to your vegetable garden, consider pie plant. This old favorite is grown for its stems that make delicious pies, jams and jellies. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Plant Perennial Horseradish ]]> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish How to Plant Perennial Horseradish Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re looking for something a little different to plant this season, why not try one of the oldest perennial herbs around? The large leaves of horseradish plants add structure to the vegetable garden, and they’re edible, too. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128823/how-to-plant-perennial-horseradish
<![CDATA[Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:06:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128808/buttermilk-biscuits-with-scallions-or-chives-and-cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions or Chives and Cheddar Posted by cookinwithherbs
There is nothing like homemade biscuits flavored with herbs and/or alliums—make these tasty biscuits flecked with some green alliums for St. Patty’s Day! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:17:42 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128806/hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year, herbies and hopheads from around the country are celebrating Hops as Herb of the Year. The International Herb Association's newest publication Hops, Herb of the Year 2018: Brewing and Beyond is hot off the press! Read all about it! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners]]> Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:59:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128803/cooking-videos-for-vegetable-gardeners Cooking Videos for Vegetable Gardeners Posted by WesternGardener
Do you need some inspiration for what to plant in your vegetable garden this year? Consider these fresh-from-the-garden recipes before you start planting. ]]>
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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[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[Grow Red for a Healthy Heart]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128717/grow-red-for-a-healthy-heart http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128717/grow-red-for-a-healthy-heart Grow Red for a Healthy Heart Posted by WesternGardener
Valentine’s Day isn’t the only heart-wise celebration in February. The American Heart Association dedicates the entire month to reminding people to take care of their hearts. Exercise and eating a plant-based diet can help lower the risk for heart disease, especially red fruits and vegetables. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Gumbo Garden for Mardi Gras]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:24:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128683/plant-a-gumbo-garden-for-mardi-gras http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128683/plant-a-gumbo-garden-for-mardi-gras Plant a Gumbo Garden for Mardi Gras Posted by WesternGardener
If you want to add some New Orleans flavor to your vegetable garden this season, plant the herbs and vegetables to make a traditional gumbo. Here’s how to get started. ]]>
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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. ]]>
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128641/make-some-healthy-and-hearty-soup-for-the-new-year
<![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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