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, 14 Dec 2018 08:57:08 -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[Make your own Calendula Salve]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:53:17 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129286/make-your-own-calendula-salve http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129286/make-your-own-calendula-salve Make your own Calendula Salve Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today is the last day of November (already!)--it's that time of year where we need to think about holiday gifts--and what better than a useful, homemade gift? Calendula salve is easy to make once your calendula petals have infused in oil and it makes a wonderful herbal salve. As a gardener, I use it regularly, however it is great for chapped lips, hands and dry skin and it is gentle enough to be used in preparations for babies. Give a gift that will be appreciated and used--this one is thoughtful, homemade and healing! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Awesome Easy Cranberry-Orange Relish]]> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:29:49 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129274/awesome-easy-cranberry-orange-relish http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129274/awesome-easy-cranberry-orange-relish Awesome Easy Cranberry-Orange Relish Posted by cookinwithherbs
Cranberries are a staple of the Thanksgiving table. I am not one to appreciate a quivery, jelly-like mass. I go for the gusto--texture, flavor and freshness. This is the best cranberry relish that I have ever eaten--has three simple seasonal ingredients-- and it takes just 5 minutes to make! ]]>
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<![CDATA[5 Ways to Veg Out for Thanksgiving]]> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:56:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129261/5-ways-to-veg-out-for-thanksgiving http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129261/5-ways-to-veg-out-for-thanksgiving 5 Ways to Veg Out for Thanksgiving Posted by WesternGardener
It’s time to give thanks for vegetables! Here are five simple ways to give vegetables a special place at the Thanksgiving table. ]]>
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<![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[Infused Vinegar is a Simple Garden Gift]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:08:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129247/infused-vinegar-is-a-simple-garden-gift http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129247/infused-vinegar-is-a-simple-garden-gift Infused Vinegar is a Simple Garden Gift Posted by WesternGardener
November ushers in the season of giving. From giving thanks to giving gifts, vegetable gardeners can use their fruits, vegetables and herbs to create something simply delicious. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gardener’s Guide to Winter Squash]]> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:55:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129216/gardeners-guide-to-winter-squash http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129216/gardeners-guide-to-winter-squash Gardener’s Guide to Winter Squash Posted by WesternGardener
Pumpkins may be popular this time of year, but there’s a wide wonderful world of winter squashes waiting for you. Here’s a helpful guide on which squashes to choose and how to use. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Citrus Hop Bitters]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:15:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129187/citrus-hop-bitters http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129187/citrus-hop-bitters Citrus Hop Bitters Posted by cookinwithherbs
Nearly everyone who tastes these bitters, asks for the recipe. So I am sharing it here so you can make your own--they are easy to make and store for years (if they last that long). This recipe is published in Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 by the International Herb Association. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Botanical Brews at the U.S. National Arboretum]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44:21 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129164/botanical-brews-at-the-us-national-arboretum http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129164/botanical-brews-at-the-us-national-arboretum Botanical Brews at the U.S. National Arboretum Posted by cookinwithherbs
Catching up on some recent events--one that was new and fun was the Botanical Brews evening at the USNA--what a setting for a party! Last spring, they erected wonderful bamboo hop trellises at the entrance to the herb garden to support the hop vines. the hops were green and hung with strobiles, which was the perfect backdrop to our HSA educational table complete with tastings of Citrus Hop Bitters as guests strolled through the gardens sampling local craft beer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[From Paprika Seeds to Paprikash]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:34:37 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129161/from-paprika-seeds-to-paprikash http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129161/from-paprika-seeds-to-paprikash From Paprika Seeds to Paprikash Posted by WesternGardener
It’s satisfying to have an idea in January, start seeds in March and help a plant flourish. It’s even more satisfying to turn that fruit into a dish for a special fall dinner. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Freezer Tips for Fresh Produce]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:18:44 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129158/freezer-tips-for-fresh-produce http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129158/freezer-tips-for-fresh-produce Freezer Tips for Fresh Produce Posted by WesternGardener
Instead of canning, here are some easy methods for freezing some of your end-of-the season fruits and vegetables. A few minutes spent freezing now, means garden-fresh meals in the middle of winter. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrate the Foods, Plants and Folkways of the Southern United States ]]> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:55:18 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129153/celebrate-the-foods-plants-and-folkways-of-the-southern-united-states http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129153/celebrate-the-foods-plants-and-folkways-of-the-southern-united-states Celebrate the Foods, Plants and Folkways of the Southern United States Posted by cookinwithherbs
We are gearing up for the 29th Annual Herb Harvest Fall Festival 2018 and Lavish Herbal Feast 6 PM October 4, 2018.The Herb Harvest Fall Festival Workshop is October 5 & 6, 2018 and we will be celebrating the Culinary, Medicinal and Gardening Traditions of the Southern United States, South of U.S. Highway 40. You won't want to miss this event! ]]>
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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[Lowcountry Cooking]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:29:02 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129131/lowcountry-cooking http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129131/lowcountry-cooking Lowcountry Cooking Posted by cookinwithherbs
For my upcoming program "Exploring Traditional Southern Foods and Lowcountry Cooking" at the Ozark Folk Center, I took a trip to the lowcountry in South Carolina--here are some of the foods that were tasted--and what you have to look forward to for the Herb Harvest Fall Festival. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Low Country Excursion]]> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 02:35:13 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129106/low-country-excursion http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129106/low-country-excursion Low Country Excursion Posted by cookinwithherbs
I recently spent nearly a week in South Carolina doing research for my upcoming program: "Exploring Traditional Southern Ingredients and Lowcountry Cooking". Here are a few places I visited. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Eggplant is a Surprise Cake Ingredient]]> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 12:30:01 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129098/eggplant-is-a-surprise-cake-ingredient http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129098/eggplant-is-a-surprise-cake-ingredient Eggplant is a Surprise Cake Ingredient Posted by WesternGardener
If it's harvest time in your vegetable garden, it's time to let your family eat cake -- with one surprise ingredient. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lemon Basil in the Kitchen]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:14:09 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129088/lemon-basil-in-the-kitchen http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129088/lemon-basil-in-the-kitchen Lemon Basil in the Kitchen Posted by cookinwithherbs
Basil is to tomatoes what lemon basil is to peaches. Of course, this delightful lemon-flavored herb is wonderful with other seasonal foods, however it just complements a peach like nothing else. ]]>
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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[How to Grow Fabulous Fennel]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:22:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129081/how-to-grow-fabulous-fennel http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129081/how-to-grow-fabulous-fennel How to Grow Fabulous Fennel Posted by WesternGardener
Fennel is a triple duty plant in the vegetable garden because the fronds, seeds and bulbs can all be used in cooking. Here’s how to make the most of growing this delicious plant. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Anise Hyssop]]> Sat, 11 Aug 2018 10:26:59 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129068/anise-hyssop http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129068/anise-hyssop Anise Hyssop Posted by cookinwithherbs
Although we are enjoying Hops, which is Herb of the Year 2018, we are gearing up for Agastache, Herb of the Year for 2019. Right now, mine and everyone's in my zone 7 neighborhood are in full summer heights. They are surrounded all day long by pollinators from bees to hummers and butterflies ]]>
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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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