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Warming Vegetarian Chili for Winter Solstice

Warming Vegetarian Chili for Winter Solstice

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I've been preparing this veggie chili for many years now--and so have tweaked and perfected the recipe. I recently made it at the IHA conference featuring Capsicum, Herb of the Year 2016 and I had more than a handful of folks tell me that it was the best chili that they had ever eaten. Every year, I attend a local potluck, solstice party held by some friends and I bring the chili--here is the updated recipe--be sure to try it soon!

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Bittersweet Chocolate and Chipotle Bark with Salted Pistachios

Bittersweet Chocolate and Chipotle Bark with Salted Pistachios

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After writing about making chocolate chipotle bark with salted pistachios, I have had requests for the recipe. I'm sharing the recipe here--it makes a brilliant gift for your favorite chilehead, chocoholic or gourmet cook! It is easy to make and one batch makes enough for two or three gifts.

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Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden

Easy-to-Make Holiday Gifts from Your Garden

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A collection of simple homemade garden crafts to give as gifts.

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Green Friday

Green Friday

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While many folks were out experiencing "Black Friday"--I spent time in the out doors with family doing chores--and enjoying a beautiful day in nature. The next two days are great root moon planting days so if you haven't planted your garlic, now is a good time to do it!

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 All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays

All the Trimmings: Seasonal Side Dishes for the Holidays

We give thanks for the garden bounty and the farmers' markets for local organic produce and to the farmers everywhere for growing our food. Thanksgiving isn't all about turkey--here are some tasty side dish ideas to prepare for the people you love throughout the upcoming holidays.

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Chile Pepper Season

Chile Pepper Season

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Just before it frosted in my Maryland zone 7 garden, we harvested all of the chiles that were mature--and some that were still green. Many chiles were snipped from the plants into buckets, however, some plants covered with small chiles were just pulled up by the roots and hung to dry. Been processing them by various methods and have saved some out in the refrigerator to bring to the IHA Conference in Florida next week.

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How to Feed Your Community

How to Feed Your Community

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Sharing vegetable and other produce with the community is an eye-opening experience for the whole family.

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7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden

7 Organic Mulches for the Vegetable Garden

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Fall, winter, and early spring are all great times to lay down a little mulch blanket. While any organic mulch is appropriate for the vegetable garden, sometimes there are strategic reasons to choose one over another.

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Rose Hips

Rose Hips

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If you don't grow roses and harvest their hips in your own garden, the hedgerows, overgrown pastures and woods' edge are full of wild rose hips this time of year, that are yours for the labor of harvesting. Take advantage of this free crop, which is chockablock full of vitamin C!

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II

Keep your squash and pumpkin plants alive when they have been attacked by the squash vine borer.

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I

Combating the squash vine borer at its beginning stages - the pupae and egg stage.

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III

Get an upper hand in your battle against squash vine borers by eliminating the moths.

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Plant an Asparagus Patch

Plant an Asparagus Patch

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You've never really tasted asparagus before if you haven't eaten it fresh from the garden. Plant your own patch of asparagus.

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5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family

5 Ways to Garden Together as a Family

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Gardening as a family let's you create lasting memories and offers more opportunities to connect with one another.

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10 Garden Basil Varieties

10 Garden Basil Varieties

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There's enough basil varieties to plant a garden dedicated to them.

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Green Chile Season

Green Chile Season

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It's that time of year again--the green chiles are here! The Hatch chile tractor trailers has been pulling into towns across the nation to deliver these glorious New Mexico capsicums. I also have them in my garden, however I get a case to freeze so I can have my capsaicin fix all winter long. Here are a few favorite ways to use them.

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Purslane in the Kitchen

Purslane in the Kitchen

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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

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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

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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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