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Peas: The Cold Weather Legume

Peas: The Cold Weather Legume

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Weren't we just talking about summer vegetables? Don't freak out on me, we still have plenty of lovely weather left this season and there all the summer lovelies that need harvesting for weeks yet. But, it's always nice to get a little jump on the coming planting season and at least begin to think about what we'd like to see in our fall and winter gardens.

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Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

Gardening Tip: What to Do When Everything is Ripe at Once

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For a vegetable gardener and berry grower, the busiest time is harvest time. Here are some tips for coping with abundance.

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Love Artichokes? Thank the Italians

Love Artichokes? Thank the Italians

Personally, anything to do with Italy is utterly fascinating partly because I'm Italian and partly because I've seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" several times. It doesn't really matter because everyone knows no one does it better than Italy when it comes to food and cars. Man, what Italians do for cars, am I right?

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A Light but Nutritious Garden Meal

A Light but Nutritious Garden Meal

Salad greens, tinned oysters, eggs, and cheese make a quick and tasty lunch or supper.

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The Tomato Sandwich: Summers Ultimate Food

The Tomato Sandwich: Summer's Ultimate Food

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What's better than garden-fresh tomatoes on sandwich bread slathered in mayonnaise?

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Smoothies!

Smoothies!

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Blend yourself a quick and nutritious cold drink with fruits, berries, and even vegetables from the garden. Get delicious recipes, or use the suggested ingredients here to concoct your own creation.

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Mix it Up and Grow Mesclun

Mix it Up and Grow Mesclun

It's just short of a felony to smother mesclun with anything rich or creamy. It's like pulling those tags off of pillows (just know you've been warned). My favorite dressings on these babies are the lighters ones. Raspberry or cranberry vinaigrette are tops on these flavorful salads - or try a lemon vinaigrette.

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Harvesting Garlic

Harvesting Garlic

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Getting garlic out of the ground is fairly simple. The key to full-flavored, long-lasting bulbs is knowing when to harvest and how to handle the bulbs so they will keep for a long time.

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These Basil Varieties Shine in the Kitchen

These Basil Varieties Shine in the Kitchen

If you like to use basil in your cooking, consider growing the ones listed here.

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Desserts from the Garden

Desserts from the Garden

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If you're a gardener, you know how nice it is to put homegrown salads and side dishes on the table. This might be the season to expand your repertoire into homegrown desserts, and we've got the recipes...

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Keeping the Harvest Fresh

Keeping the Harvest Fresh

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How you store just-picked vegetables is as important to flavor as how you grow them.

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Summer Squash Sauté

Summer Squash Sauté

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Quick cooking is the ticket for light, flavorful summer fare.

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Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

Extend Your Gardening Season Beyond Frost by Growing Produce that Keeps

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If you grow winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, garlic, and hot peppers, you effectively extend your gardening season well into the fall and winter.

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Introduction to Canning

Introduction to Canning

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Canning your own garden-fresh foods offers many rewards. Read about the recommended methods for canning and filling jars, the equipment you'll need, and the best techniques for preserving the season's bounty in pickles, jams, and salsas.

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Nasturtiums as Food and Companion Plants

Nasturtiums as Food and Companion Plants

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I’ve always loved garden nasturtiums in my flower beds. Oh, I know they’re touted as ordinary and flowers that are easy to grow often get a pretentious sniff.

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Berries!

Berries!

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If you want to grow fresh fruit in your yard, consider planting strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. They're a lot easier to grow and pick than tree fruit, kids love them, and with planning, you can have them throughout the summer and maybe even into the fall.

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Give Your Vegetables a Thai Twist

Give Your Vegetables a Thai Twist

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A few special seasonings turn American vegetables into vibrant Asian fare.

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Using Asparagus in Season and Beyond

Using Asparagus in Season and Beyond

There are many ways to prepare fresh asparagus. If you want to enjoy it when it's out of season, try this simple pickling technique.

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Video: Make a Flower Salad

Video: Make a Flower Salad

Many flowers are as delicious as they are beautiful. In this video, culinary herbalist Susan Belsinger makes a gorgeous flower salad.

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Seasonal Food from a Monastery Garden

Seasonal Food from a Monastery Garden

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Simplicity reigns, whether it's tending the vegetables, cooking the meals, or preserving the harvest.

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