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How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

How to Make an Herbal Vinegar

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Herbs are flourishing and it is time for the first harvest. Capture herbal essence by making herb-flavored vinegars--it is fun and easy to do--and you will have tasty infusions for the year ahead.

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Midsummer Garden

Midsummer Garden

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We've just celebrated the solstice and midsummer is officially dated at June 24--so now we are heading into the summer garden season. The garden is abuzz--full of pollinators--plants to harvest and all sorts of lovely veggies coming on. Oh and the weeds... the never-ending garden chore... Here's what is happening in my zone 7 garden...

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Vegetable Bundle Basics

Vegetable Bundle Basics

When I wrote about grilling last weekend, I got a number of requests on how to make veggie bundles. So here are veggie bundle basics--telling you which veggies combine well with which herbs--and a link at the end for a recipe. Just in time to cook for the summer solstice--enjoy!

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Grilling Season

Grilling Season

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Once the weather warms up and the farmers' markets reopen for the season and our gardens start producing crops to harvest, the grilling season has begun! Vegetables on the grill are an easy way to fix dinner or entertain and there are infinite variations.

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Salad Days

Salad Days

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We've had a cool spring and rain so this year the salad greens are phenomenal. And I don't just mean lettuce (although I love the choices we have)... no ho hum salads around here. If you grow some of these greens--and it's not to late to plant them--every salad will be a chef's delight.

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Springtime in the Emerald Isle

Springtime in the Emerald Isle

Just returned from a trip to Ireland, where the countryside is lush and green from the spring rains--no wonder its moniker is the Emerald Isle. Come take a brief tour of some of the botanical wonders to behold there.

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How to Grow Eggplant in a Container

How to Grow Eggplant in a Container

It might be less popular than its cousin the tomato, but eggplant has a great personality. This versatile veggie grows on a beautifully ornamental plant, grows lovely lavender flowers and is easy to grow in a patio container.

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Grow Stevia for a Sweet Summertime Treat

Grow Stevia for a Sweet Summertime Treat

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Stevia is an herb that can be grown in containers, raised bed gardens or other sunny spaces. Use the leaves fresh as a sweet tea or dry to use as a natural calorie-free sweetener that’s about 300 times as sweet as sugar.

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Chives in Spring

Chives in Spring

Chives are truly one of the harbingers of spring and their fresh, green,onion-like flavor is welcome after the long winter months of heavy foods. Here are some tips on how I use chives to brighten up spring recipes. What to do with those hardboiled eggs? Make chive deviled eggs!

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Artemisia:  Herb of the Year 2014

Artemisia: Herb of the Year 2014

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Artemisia is herb of the year for 2014 and I am gearing up for growing them in my garden. Next weekend is the Medicinal Herb Fieldtrip and Workshop at the Ozark Folk Center, where I will be giving a program on the medicinal aspects of some artemisias... here are a few excerpts from my handout for the program. Why don't you try growing a few of these easy-to-grow plants? Celebrate Artemisia!

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Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller

Chocolate Covered Jalapenos are Hot Seller

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I thought I’d heard of everything a gardener could do with home-grown jalapenos until I saw them dipped in chocolate. Here’s a tasty new idea for your garden from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

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On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks

On the road again: Springtime in the Ozarks

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After a long, cold winter, we gardeners across the country welcome spring. And what better place to experience the season than in the mountains of Arkansas?... Come along for a little Ozark adventure…

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Three New Peppers for 2014

Three New Peppers for 2014

Thanks to All-America Selections, gardeners can add three new and colorful peppers to their gardens this season. The lineup includes a Regional Winner that’s specifically meant for the Mountain and Southwestern regions.

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Spring Harbingers are Popping Out

Spring Harbingers are Popping Out

After all of the cold weather this winter, most of the nation is experiencing a late spring. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring--here are a few herbal harbingers that are just popping out! And a fast and tasty recipe for herbs with scrambled eggs.

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Plantains: Add a Tropical Twist to Ho-Hum Winter Fare

Plantains: Add a Tropical Twist to Ho-Hum Winter Fare

Rice and beans are a staple winter meal. Keep cabin fever at bay by adding a tropical twist to your everyday fare--plantains are easy to cook and fun to eat.

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Costa Rica: Pura Vida

Costa Rica: Pura Vida

While my last blog was also on Costa Rica featuring fauna and flora and a paddleboard trip through the mangroves, this one will highlight going up the coast to visit a spice farm and inland to where they grow vegetables and fruit.

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How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

How to Grow Dry Shelling Beans

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The season for home-made chili and soups is still in full swing, and it seems every dish is full of beans. I’ve been using store-bought dried beans, but it would be more satisfying to add home-grown beans to the mix. Here are the basics for growing dry shelling beans in your vegetable garden.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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While much of the country has been besieged with snowstorms and below-average temperatures, it is summer in Costa Rica. I had the great fortune of a recent visit there--let these photos from eight degrees above the equator take you away for a quick trip to the tropics!

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New Fruits and Vegetables for 2014

New Fruits and Vegetables for 2014

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An heirloom tomato that’s a hybrid! Ornamental Chard! The world’s biggest beefsteak! These are just a few of the new ideas tempting vegetable gardeners this season. And don’t forget the skinniest apple trees you’ve ever seen.

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Sweet Seeds for Valentine’s Day

Sweet Seeds for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to plan on adding something sweet to your garden this year. Here are some luscious plants to make you fall in love.

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