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Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

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All across the country, the earth is adorned with many hues of gold. Recently, I returned from a road trip that took me from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas to the Rockies in Colorado, and back.

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Pear and Cranberry Crumble with Orange-Scented Geranium Leaves

Pear and Cranberry Crumble with Orange-Scented Geranium Leaves

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Pears and cranberries are a favorite fall combination; both are delicious when complimented by the flavor of orange.

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Zaatar: An Exotic Herb Blend

Za'atar: An Exotic Herb Blend

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Try the recipe below and sprinkle it in or on everything from pita bread to steamed or grilled vegetables, grains, legumes or beans, chicken or fish, eggs, salads, soups and sauces. Add the blend to bread dough or crackers for a savory treat, or brush the tops or rolls, flatbread, pitas or pizzas with olive oil and sprinkle with the za’atar. I often use it as a dipping sauce by adding about 1/4 cup of the herb blend to 1/4 cup of olive oil.

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Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

Get a Head Start on Your Cilantro

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I love cilantro in the garden, but it's the fastest bolting herb I've ever come across.

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Fashionable Sage is a Wise Choice for the Garden

Fashionable Sage is a Wise Choice for the Garden

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When horticulture and high fashion meet, the results are chic, stylish and definitely delicious.

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Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

Homegrown / Homemade: Basil

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Whatever kind of basil you grow, pruning keeps your plants bushy and productive. Danielle shows Sarah how to pinch back the basil plants and remove the flowers, then Sarah shows Danielle how to whip up a quick dish: Thai Stir-Fried Chicken with Basil.

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

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This sauce goes well with any type of vegetable whether it is grilled, steamed, oven-roasted, or crudités; it is also good with simply prepared meat, chicken, or fish and pasta.

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Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

Visiting Gardens in the Summertime

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It is summertime and the livin’ is easy—that is if you are at home in the a.c. with a long, tall cool drink of lemonade or iced tea. I have been out on the road, giving lectures and visiting public as well as private gardens. Fortunately, I am with like-minded people, those who like to garden and cook...

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Culinary Herbs That Grow Well in Shade

Culinary Herbs That Grow Well in Shade

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Let go of perfection - herbs can deal with a little shade.

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The Herb that Keeps on Giving

The Herb that Keeps on Giving

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Chives are an easy-to-grow, oniony herb that turns butter into something better.

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Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic

Cream Cheese with Herbes de Provence and Garlic

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This cheese is simple to make, less expensive than store-bought herb cheeses, and better tasting.

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How to Grow Basil

How to Grow Basil

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When I first fell in love with gardening, my biggest seducer was herbs. I found herbs to be not only one of the easiest types of plants to grow, but they were also the most fun to create a garden with - not to mention the most versatile group of plants out there.

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Perfect Plant Pairings

Perfect Plant Pairings

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Just like pairing wine with food, vegetables can be matched with their most compatible herbs. A good pairing brings out the flavors of each to help you get the most from your garden.

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Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

Sweet Bay (Laurus Nobilis): The Herb of Frankenstein

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Truth be told I would still describe its attitude as mild-mannered. But in a baby Godzilla sort of way.

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Raised Bed Kitchen Garden in Ohio

Raised Bed Kitchen Garden in Ohio

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We built this colonial style kitchen garden or "Potager" last year . . . Much fun as well as much hard work!  We will see what surprises the garden gives us in 2010 ! Enjoy!

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Herbal Harbingers of Spring: Lemon Balm

Herbal Harbingers of Spring: Lemon Balm

In most parts of the country our gardens are coming alive and we are rejoicing that spring is upon us. We delight as the first herbs appear in the garden and combine their flavors with seasonal...

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Strawberry and Lemon Balm Whipped Cream Parfaits

Strawberry and Lemon Balm Whipped Cream Parfaits

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Welcome the warm weather with strawberry parfaits.

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Plant Dill This Spring

Plant Dill This Spring

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Dill is a treat as a salad crop, and also in the form of dill seed. It is easily grown; why not plant some now?

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Dilled Beet and Buttermilk Soup

Dilled Beet and Buttermilk Soup

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This soup is especially good in the spring, when beets are in season.

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Celebrate Dill!

Celebrate Dill!

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It is time to welcome dill as herb of the year for 2010, chosen by the International Herb Association for its culinary, ornamental and medicinal traits.

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