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Seasonal Foods for Spring: Strawberries & Rhubarb

Seasonal Foods for Spring: Strawberries & Rhubarb

Besides the stirring of life in the garden, the welcome appearance of the harbingers of spring, other signs of the season are produce like fresh salad greens both cultivated and wild, leeks and spring onions, morels, asparagus, strawberries and rhubarb.

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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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Frosted Greens

Frosted Greens

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Our garden finally recieved it's first hard frost.  The frontyard green leaves are curled up tightly, which is a self-protective move, and dusted with white glitter. The wilted, sad looking leaves...

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Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

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Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand.

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How to Grow Micro Greens

How to Grow Micro Greens

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Micro Greens are one of the easiest short-season crops I’ve ever grown. Plant these little gems in early spring, late summer, or early fall for home-grown greens that are ready to harvest in about 25 days.

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Lentil and Greens Soup

Lentil and Greens Soup

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This is a perfect, heardy, winter-warming soup. You can use any greens in this recipe from the milder spinach, tat-soi or chard to the heartier kale, broccoli rabe, dandelion or collards. With the stronger, heftier greens, remove the tough ribs and use 2 to 4 cups of shredded leaves; with the milder greens you can use 4 to 6 cups of shredded leaves.

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Great Gobs of Winter Greens

Great Gobs of Winter Greens

Not only are the hardy winter greens high in vitamins and earth’s minerals so they are nourishing and good for us; once they have been exposed to cold weather they become much sweeter and are delicious to eat! Grow and eat your greens now and check out my recipes!

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California Springtime

California Springtime

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I am on the road again--springtime--and I am off across the country speaking to gardeners and herbal enthusiasts from coast to coast and in-between.

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Chinese Cabbage Stir-Fry

"Chinese Cabbage" Stir-Fry

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If you are into stir-fry or oriental cooking, the many varieties of Chinese Cabbage are a must in your Victory Garden.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Arugula

Homegrown / Homemade: Arugula

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In the latest arugula videos, get tips for storing arugula in the fridge and watch Sarah and Danielle prepare a pasta dish that features arugula, peas, and prosciutto.

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Spring Green

Spring Green

Spring is in the air! It is time to start foraging for new plant growth and harbingers of spring in our gardens—celebrating green.

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Zuppa Verde

Zuppa Verde

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Welcome spring with this amazingly simple and nutritions soup.

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A Stir-Fry Garden

A Stir-Fry Garden

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You probably don't grow rice or ginger or make your own tofu, but you can grow a lot of veggies that are perfect for stir-frying.

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Cold Frame Gardening

Cold Frame Gardening

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A cold frame with a glass top can give you a 12-month growing season, even in Maine, and it's the easiest and most economical way to extend your harvest. Build the one described here, and you're on your way to fresh veggies year round.

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For the Fall Vegetable Garden, Think Kale

For the Fall Vegetable Garden, Think Kale

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Kale is a cool-season green that can be started from seed at midseason for a fall harvest. It's delicious sautéed with garlic or served in a hearty soup.

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How to Grow Escarole and Endive

How to Grow Escarole and Endive

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Escarole and endive offer crunch and a pleasant bitterness. These cool-season greens can be used raw as a salad ingredient, or cooked, most commonly in sautées or soups.

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Egg and Cheese Puff with Greens

Egg and Cheese Puff with Greens

A great brunch dish, or quick lunch or supper, this recipe is easily put together and can actually be prepared a few hours ahead of time and refrigerated.

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Pep Up Your Spring Salads with Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress

Pep Up Your Spring Salads with Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress

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Cress grows quickly and is pest free.

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How to Grow Mache (Corn Salad): Springs First Green

How to Grow Mache (Corn Salad): Spring's First Green

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Blissfully simple to grow, this gourmet green will overwinter to grace your table at the start of the season.

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A Mini-Farm in San Francisco

A Mini-Farm in San Francisco

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Faced with unplanned retirement, a gardener transforms a weed-choked backyard into a micro market garden that grows greens by the fistful.

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