Copyright (c) 2018 VegetableGardener.com en-us Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:36:31 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts Vegetable Gardener - Projects category featured posts http://www.vegetablegardener.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.vegetablegardener.com/projects <![CDATA[Harvest Season Celebrations and Events]]> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:49:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129220/harvest-season-celebrations-and-events http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129220/harvest-season-celebrations-and-events Harvest Season Celebrations and Events Posted by cookinwithherbs
The end of October-beginning of November brings about the close and celebration of the harvest season as well as a few seasonal celebrations. October 31 is All Hallow's Eve or Halloween,and it is the beginning of Samhein in Ireland and Day of the Dead in Mexico and other Latin American countries. ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Herb Association Conference 2018]]> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:24:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129192/international-herb-association-conference-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129192/international-herb-association-conference-2018 International Herb Association Conference 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
This year's IHA conference in Mountain View, Arkansas, was full of memorable moments--from seeing dear old friends, field trip to Missouri and Baker Creek and Sweetwater Land Trust, fun and educational programs from a variety of speakers, great vendors--to the annual awards banquet and auction and time in the Heritage Herb Garden (even in the rain). ]]>
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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[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[Pesto alla Genovese]]> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 01:01:12 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129047/pesto-alla-genovese http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129047/pesto-alla-genovese Pesto alla Genovese Posted by cookinwithherbs
For centuries, Italians have made pesto with a mortar and pestle, hence the name pesto from the verb pestare, which means to pound or grind. Pesto prepared in this manner is by far the best, it has a wonderful emulsion and is thick and creamy. The flavors are also more intense--the garlic is more pungent, the nuts are sweeter and more resinous, and the basil is rich in perfume. Nowadays, many of us use the food processor to make pesto since it is quick and easy. Directions for both methods are given here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Essential Ingredient of Pesto is Basil]]> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:48:11 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129044/the-essential-ingredient-of-pesto-is-basil http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129044/the-essential-ingredient-of-pesto-is-basil The Essential Ingredient of Pesto is Basil Posted by cookinwithherbs
Often referred to as Pesto alla Genovese, the essential ingredients of pesto are an Italian green basil (preferably ‘Genoa Green’ or something similar), olive oil, garlic, parmesan, and pine nuts. Real pesto is not made from cilantro, arugula, nettles and other herbs--green herb sauces are called salsa verde. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quintessential Summer Food: Deviled Eggs]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 17:29:06 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129027/quintessential-summer-food-deviled-eggs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/129027/quintessential-summer-food-deviled-eggs Quintessential Summer Food: Deviled Eggs Posted by cookinwithherbs
What food do we think of for picnics, barbecues, potlucks and cool summer fare on hot summer days? Yep, deviled eggs are perhaps more American than apple pie. And every single person I know has their own recipe... here's our family favorite... with a list of variations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant Heirloom Flowers to Grow More Vegetables]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:27:39 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128952/plant-heirloom-flowers-to-grow-more-vegetables http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128952/plant-heirloom-flowers-to-grow-more-vegetables Plant Heirloom Flowers to Grow More Vegetables Posted by WesternGardener
If you’d like to add more beauty, fragrance and vegetables to your garden, Chris McLaughlin’s new book is for you. “Growing Heirloom Flowers” is a new approach to local and sustainable gardening. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Dream Pillow from Dried Herbs]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 22:55:55 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128949/how-to-create-a-dream-pillow-from-dried-herbs http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128949/how-to-create-a-dream-pillow-from-dried-herbs How to Create a Dream Pillow from Dried Herbs Posted by cookinwithherbs
Hops have been used for centuries to brew beers and in infusions for medicinal purposes, however hops have many other uses as you can see in the following recipe for creating your own dream pillow. Herb Society of America members had a hands-on project last week where folks could make their own dream pillows and it was very popular. After a long day of gardening or a hard day at work, relax in a hot tub and then hop into bed with a dream pillow and sweet dreams! ]]>
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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[5 Easy Vegetable Garden Hacks]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 11:35:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128944/5-easy-vegetable-garden-hacks http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128944/5-easy-vegetable-garden-hacks 5 Easy Vegetable Garden Hacks Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners are known for their clever work arounds to take some of the work out of growing their gardens. Here are five of the easiest garden hacks to start using today. ]]>
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<![CDATA[United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 08:15:38 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128923/united-states-national-arboretum-celebrates-hops-herb-of-the-year-2018 United States National Arboretum Celebrates Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 Posted by cookinwithherbs
Once a month, during the gardening season the Herb Society of America sponsors "Under the "Arbor", a series of herb-related events held at the US National Arboretum. Last weekend we celebrated Hops, Herb of the Year 2018 with hands-on demos, educational displays and lots of hoppy tastings. ]]>
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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[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[Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus)]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:48:36 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128826/cultivating-and-harvesting-hops-humulus-lupulus Cultivating and Harvesting Hops (Humulus lupulus) Posted by cookinwithherbs
Since hops are Herb of the Year for 2018, I figure I ought to tell you about growing them--actually they are fairly easy to cultivate. Some gardeners find them to be invasive, since they send out underground runners and are a rapid-growing vine; they definitely need support and room to spread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring is Bustin' Out all Over!]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:32:45 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128783/spring-is-bustin-out-all-over Spring is Bustin' Out all Over! Posted by cookinwithherbs
Today celebrates the vernal equinox--the first day of spring. We gardeners rejoice that we are able to start sowing seed and soon will have out hands in the garden earth. For some of us, in warmer climes we are enjoying the harbingers of spring in their full regalia, while others in the northern states are looking forward to spring as the winter storms still continue with howling winds, rain, snow, sleet and even hail. Enjoy these photos from Brookgreen Garden in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina and imagine your gardens to come! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:23 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128781/plant-a-seed-with-slow-food-usa Plant a Seed with Slow Food USA Posted by WesternGardener
Vegetable gardeners across the country can join a global food campaign by planting a special trio of companion plants. Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed kit connects the Three Sisters to gardeners around the world. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Seeds]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:55:33 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128719/seeds Seeds Posted by cookinwithherbs
If you haven’t ordered your garden seeds for 2018, now is the time. As I sit by the woodstove looking out on another grey, cold day, the precipitation is coming down heavily. It started out as freezing rain, now it is rain and once the temps start to drop this afternoon, who knows what it will turn to? The back porch steps, the deck and even spots on the packed gravel drive are like a skating rink—so I am not going anywhere. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lunar Happenings ]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:46:28 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128712/lunar-happenings Lunar Happenings Posted by cookinwithherbs
What the heck is a Super Blue Blood Moon? The moon was officially full this morning at 8:27 am EST. This is a particularly eventful full moon in that it is the second one this month, so called a blue moon, since we already had a full moon on the first of January. The Farmers' Almanac names it a Full Old Moon and it is the only lunar eclipse in North America this year , which was visible to those living west of the Mississippi in the U.S. and Western Canada before dawn this morning. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Winter Musings]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:02:40 -0500 http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/128687/winter-musings Winter Musings Posted by cookinwithherbs
We have had very cold weather this month and now we have warmed up just a bit--enough to tease us--and make us think spring is in the air. Not. However we can dream of spring and our gardens to be, especially with the seed catalogues coming in and seed sales offered in our emails almost daily. ]]>
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