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New Recipe Ideas for Garden Vegetables

New Recipe Ideas for Garden Vegetables

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At a recent vegetable gardening event, guests sampled a variety of recipes meant to stretch a gardener’s creativity and a food lover’s palate. Here are new ways to enjoy some of your favorite garden vegetables, with a twist.

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Recipes featuring Pulses

Recipes featuring Pulses

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Having been a vegetarian for over 40 years, I have a large repertoire of recipes featuring legumes: beans, lentils, split peas, chickpeas, etc. I have written a number of recipes using them in various blogs over the years. Here is an unpublished favorite for Tortilla Pie and links to seven recipes with pulses.

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Online Cooking Classes for Vegetable Gardeners

Online Cooking Classes for Vegetable Gardeners

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If you grow herbs, greens and assorted vegetables, chances are you’re always looking for fresh and easy recipes to help make the most of them. A new set of online cooking classes, priced at a reasonable $5 each, will surely inspire you to try something new.

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A World of Seasonal Spices

A World of Seasonal Spices

Christmas wouldn't be the same without the familiar spices that flavor our favorite cookies, breads, nuts and so much more. Here’s where these traditional spices originated and how to put them to use in a recipe for hot spiced wine.

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Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

Tips for Preparing Butternut Squash

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Many people shy away from using butternut squash in their recipes because they're difficult to prepare for cooking. Here are tips for making this versatile vegetable easy to peel and cut, and recipes for using the finished product.

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Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

Easy Recipe for Candied Jalapenos

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Have you ever had a hankering for a condiment that’s a combination of sweet, hot and a little tart? Then this easy recipe for candied jalapenos is sure to suit your taste.

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Summer Squash Takes the Cake

Summer Squash Takes the Cake

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If you’re tired of hearing family members whine about too much squash on the menu, here’s a sweet solution: let them eat cake.

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My Fava Bean Saga

My Fava Bean Saga

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Fresh fava beans are usually available only in spring, but a late planting proves summer beans are tasty, too.

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Perfect Pickled Peppers

Perfect Pickled Peppers

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Pepper plants will keep producing as long as you keep picking the produce. Pickling is an easy way to preserve the flavor of freshly picked peppers.

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Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Homegrown / Homemade Video Recipes

Now you can watch all the recipe videos from the Homegrown/Homemade series in one place, and find links to the recipes on FineCooking.com.

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Soup for All Seasons

Soup for All Seasons

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Soup is a fine way to serve seasonal vegetables or use up leftovers. Check out the recipes on this site, get even more recipes on FineCooking.com, or post a recipe for your own favorite soup.

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Something to Cheer About

Something to Cheer About

Looking for a tasteful, one-of-a-kind gift for the person who has everything? Why not bottle your own special blend of homemade bitters?

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Tasting Brussels Sprouts in a New Way

Tasting Brussels Sprouts in a New Way

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Brussels sprouts are high in fiber and a delicious source of vitamins A and C, especially if they’re prepared as a delicious side dish that people will actually eat.

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A Lazy Gardeners Recipe for Pickled Beans

A Lazy Gardener's Recipe for Pickled Beans

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Having a hard time keeping up with the garden harvest? Too busy to can from scratch? Here’s a lazy gardener’s easy way to pickle beans.

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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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The Great Garlic Harvest

The Great Garlic Harvest

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The lone scape standing gave me the sign to pull out the spading fork. The Great Garlic Harvest was ready to begin.

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Structured Salads are Super for Supper

Structured Salads are Super for Supper

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Structured salads are an easy way to use garden-fresh veggies and herbs. Besides being fun to make, these salads help stretch your creativity and grocery budget at the same time.

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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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Grow a Cold Soup Garden

Grow a Cold Soup Garden

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A chilly bowl of cold soup is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. Just about any sturdy vegetable can be turned into a refreshing meal on a sizzling hot day.

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When is a Pear a Vegetable?

When is a Pear a Vegetable?

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The sharp spines of the Opuntia can be intimidating, but once they’re removed, the “nopales” turns into a nutritious vegetable that defies its prickly appearance.

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