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Purslane in the Kitchen

Purslane in the Kitchen

Last week, I wrote about purslane and the benefit of having it in one's garden. For those of you new to portulaca, here are a few recipe ideas using purslane.

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Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

I decided to do this blog on one of my favorite naturalized garden weeds since it has been in the news lately. https://www.facebook.com/TheEdenPrescription/photos/a.201474409907598.64598.130965870291786/820695717985461/?type=1&fref=nf&pnref=story Did you know that Portulaca oleracea contains the highest amount of omega-3s of any plant in the vegetable kingdom, not to mention it is full of minerals and vitamins A and C?

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Monarda in the Kitchen

Monarda in the Kitchen

Last week I posted a blog about the glorious beebalm blooming in my garden. I've had some requests as to how to cook with it, so here are a few of my favorite recipes.

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How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening

How to Repel Mosquitoes While Gardening

Gardening in summer can be tough enough without having to deal with annoying insects, like mosquitoes. Instead of swatting these pests away, you can serve them up as a dragonfly buffet with a Thermacell area mosquito repellent.

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Monarda spp.

Monarda spp.

Right now my beebalms, also known as monarda are ablaze with color in the garden. Their flowers have an inimitable shaggy-headed appearance which attract all sorts of pollinators. If you don't have any monardas in your garden, now is the time to plant them. They are like brightly colored firecrackers in the garden, bursting with bloom just in time for the Fourth of July.

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9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes

9 Tips for Growing Vegetables in Window Boxes

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I've been very happy with these pint-sized veggie gardens as long as I remember that they can require a little special attention on occasion.

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Peat Moss Alternatives

Peat Moss Alternatives

The fact that gardeners have enjoyed a long love affair with peat moss is completely understandable. Here's the problem.

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Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory

Quick and Easy White Bean Salad with Savory

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Even though it is not officially summer on the calendar, the weather says otherwise here in Maryland--we are having a heatwave! I recently made this for Savory, Herb of the Year 2015 demo at the USBG and it was a hit. Really, it takes just about 10 minutes to make and its a great lunch or supper in this hot weather! This simple recipe is quick and easy and can be used like tuna fish or chicken salad on sandwiches or a salad plate.

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Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

Radishes and Garlics and Greens, Oh Yeah!

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The weather is changing from spring to summer--nights are still cool here in Maryland--however days feel like summertime hot. Greens and radishes and garlic are loving it and we are experiencing salad days in a big way!

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Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden

Keeping Insect Pests Out of the Vegetable Garden

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About 90 percent of the insects you see in your garden won’t cause plants any significant harm. Here are organic tips for handling the 10 percent that do.

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Fickle Spring

Fickle Spring

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Today is the last day of April and tomorrow we will celebrate May Day--this past month has been cold and wily--have had the woodstove going and the plant babies covered. Hopefully May will finally bring spring for us impatient gardeners!

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Plant an Early Spring Container Garden

Plant an Early Spring Container Garden

The harvest for tasty greens and ripe radishes is only a few weeks away if you plant containers of some of the fastest growing edibles around.

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On the Road: Kraut  Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu

On the Road: Kraut Recipe from a Wild and Cultured Herbal Lunch Menu

Home again, however finishing up a few details from recent road trip. Attendees from the Medicinal Herb Workshop requested the Smoky Kale Sauerkraut recipe so here it is.

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Grow Herbs for a  Spa Experience

Grow Herbs for a Spa Experience

A luxurious spa experience awaits you. All you need is The Herb Lover’s Spa Book and some fragrant herbs from your garden.

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15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year

15 Reasons Why You Should Plant Herbs this Year

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If you've never grown a thing in your life -- start with herbs.

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Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis

Plant Green Beans Up a Teepee Trellis

Plant pole beans, garden peas, nasturtiums, black-eyed Susan vines, sweet peas, miniature pumpkins, scarlet runner beans, or birdhouse gourds at the base of bamboo poles to create a teepee trellis.

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How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two

How to Grow Micro Greens Indoors--Part Two

If you planted your micro greens with me last week, your sprouts should have already popped up with their seed leaves called cotyledons.

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Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System

Grow Herbs with a Miniature Aquaponics System

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What do you get when you combine hydroponics with aquaculture? A self-cleaning fish tank that grows real food, without the need for any soil or fertilizer.

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4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden

4 Easy Steps to Your First Vegetable Garden

All it takes is couple of successful gardening experiences to make you a vegetable gardener for the rest of your life.

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Pinto Beans with Savory

Pinto Beans with Savory

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In my last blog, I spoke of Savory being Herb of the Year for 2015 and promised a warming winter recipe using it. Though a hard decision, I decided that there is nothing like a pot of beans cooked with savory (know as bohnenkraut, the bean herb in German)--so here is a simple recipe using dried pintos--and a variation on refried beans. They are wonderful in a bowl on their own or served over rice. I especially like them with cornbread accompanied by either coleslaw or wilted greens.

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