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Making Pesto

Making pesto is something that never caught my attention until this summer. It started when I noticed that a lot of lambs-quarters had planted itself in my garden and I started thinking about things one can do with an abundance … Continue reading

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Wood Sorrel

Wood sorrel is a low-growing plant with heart-shaped leaves and small yellow flowers with five petals. It is sometimes mistaken for clover because its leaves look a bit like clover leaves. One distinguishing feature is that wood sorrel leaflets have … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettles Casserole

If you’re looking for a way to use up all those stinging nettles that are available just for the picking right now, here’s a recipe to try. Stinging Nettle and Rice Casserole 1 cup raw rice a colander full of … Continue reading

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Refrigerator Pickles

I was thinking the other day about the delicious refrigerator pickles I made last summer when cucumbers were abundant, and feeling sad that I would have to wait many more months before tasting them again. Then I realized – why … Continue reading

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Carrot Greens

When you come home from the Farmer’s Market, the CSA, or your own garden with a bunch of fresh carrots, don’t discard the carrot greens. They are delicious and nutritious and can be used in a variety of dishes. Here … Continue reading

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Bee Balm Bread

Bee balm is an unusually pretty garden flower, attractive to bees and hummingbirds, as well as to gardeners. It has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of oregano and mint. I dry some bee balm every summer to make a fragrant tea … Continue reading

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Savory Sautéed Apples

This is another great year for apples. Not only are there free apples everywhere, literally just for the picking, but they are also showing up in my CSA basket. So I figured it’s time to move beyond apples for breakfast … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle Pancakes

Here’s a fun recipe to try if you have a good supply of stinging nettles available. Stinging Nettle Pancakes 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 T melted … Continue reading

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Crabapple Sauce Bread

Crabapple trees are abundant in my neighborhood, and I’ve written in the past about using the fruit to make crabapple sauce. You can use crabapple sauce in baking in the same way you would use applesauce. I always make a … Continue reading

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Tomato/Tomatillo Soup

Summertime, with bees busily buzzing in the herb garden and tomatoes ripening in the sunshine, seems so far away on an icy February day. Fortunately, while summer was still here, I stocked my freezer and shelves with garden products, and … Continue reading

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