Garden Recipes

Soba Noodles w/ Parsley Pesto & Giveaway : and I shall have some peace there

The giveaway has ended and congrats to Rebecca, comment #46 for winning the book! Margaret Roach, the former Editorial Director of Martha Stewart and now author of the memoir “And I Shall Have Some Peace There”, has a story that we can all relate to at some point in our lives. She asks in her […]

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Orange & Fennel Salad with Toasted Fennel Vinaigrette – Welcoming Citrus Season

Citrus season has finally arrived in our garden and hopefully in about 4 more weeks, we’ll be able to share a few rounds with friends. Last year we doubled up on an extra blood orange tree (for Katie!) and an extra Eureka lemon tree. Plans for this year are to add 3 more citrus trees […]

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Lovely, healing Sage

Lovely, healing Sage

Last week we made some baked acorn squash with our garden sage. LOVE growing sage, it’s so earthy, healing and therapeutic. If we could and had the garden room, we’d grow tons of varieties of sage. YES WE WOULD. Heart sage.

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Carrot seeds sowed!

Carrot seeds sowed!

The carrot seeds that we collected from last season are finally sowed! We’ve been so behind on gardening and the carrot seeds were beginning to sprout without the soil. We’re looking forward to having some more fresh carrots in the next few months and if the rain continues, we’ll have an even better crop. Excited. […]

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Persimmon Fool Pudding from Persimmon overload

Fall Fest is a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Gardenand Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were Spinach,  Apples, Fall Salads and Pumpkin/Squash. For this week, it’s all about the Mad Stash, from canning and preserving to the last minute […]

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Rustic Brandied Pear Galette with Caramel Sauce

Fall Fest is here and it’s a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Gardenand Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were Spinach,  Apples, Fall Salads and Pumpkin/Squash. For this week, it’s all about Pears. Join and share yourblog write ups. Just […]

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Fall Fest: Arugula-Fig Salad w/Blue Cheese & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette from Gluten Free Girl and The Chef

Fall Festis here and it’s a continuation of Summer Fest, a cross-blog recipe (and tip) swap. These events were started by Margaret Roach of Away to Garden and Deb Puchalla of Food Network. Previous themes were  Spinach and Apples. For this week, it’s all about Fall Salads. Join and share yourblog write ups. Just post your link […]

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Garden Bouquets

I love making garden bouquets from fresh herb and vegetable flowers. The process of strolling the garden with clippers in hand is my form of meditation. My previous posts are here on Garden Bouquets and Blue Mason Jar Vases. -diane

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Mega Beet Root Henry- Guess his weight & Knife Giveaway

Meet our mega beet root from the garden. We decided to name him Henry because we know of a cute, huge dog named by that moniker, and when we think of huge, we think of Henry. So, Henry is pleased to meet you all and wants all of you to guess his weight!

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Tomato Tarts – Tomato overload & left over dough

7 A.M.: Sitting on the plane waiting for take-off, Diane turns to me with concerned, sleep deprived eyes, “We have to have my brother water the tomatoes! It’s supposed to get hot this week.”  Nevermind the fact that in the upcoming week, we had 2.5 days to shoot almost 40 recipes plus get footage for […]

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Nectarine & Raspberry Cobbler – Summertime Memories

Few desserts embody summertime for me more than chin-dripping, sweet nectarines combined with plump, slightly tart raspberries slowly baked together under a rustic country-style topping.  Cobblers, crumbles, pies, crisps laden with juicy summer fruit, may the gods help me from eating the whole thing in one sitting. Especially with a dollop of fresh whipped cream […]

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Orange Marmalade Cookies with Orange Zest Icing

Rarely does a new cookie recipe make it into our abode’s “must make” repertoire. With our household favorites being so loved (like the chocolate chunk, snickerdoodle w/ Viet cinnamon, and oatmeal rum raisin recipes), a new find has to be pretty damn good to pass up baking an old favorite. These orange marmalade cookies with […]

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Garden Herb Flower Bouquets for you all

I had many career changes in my life, all starting when I was in the second grade. Teacher asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up and at that point in my life, I loved puppies. So naturally, I said I wanted to be a Veterinarian not because I knew what it […]

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Video Tour- Dog’s View of Our Summer Garden 2010

To celebrate the dawn of August and glorious, but sizzling Summer in full swing, we’re taking you on a tour of our Summer Garden. This tour is from the perspective of our white boxer, Sierra.

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Ginger Peach Muffins – Good To The Grain Cookbook

This is the time of year we start to inhale stone fruits, but ultimately there comes atime when there are too many to eat off the tree and we’re searching for additional alternatives to eat them. As Summer’s warm love beings to fill up our peaches, plums and nectarines with sweet juice to sink our faces […]

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Jaune Flamme Tomatoes & Quinoa Salad + Food Blog Forum Seminar Atlanta

Summer is in full swing and there are two big announcements finally due out that we’re equally thrilled to share. To kick-start the good vibes, the garden-geeks in us are happy to report that our heirloom tomatoes are doing fabulous this year. Of the 20 heirloom tomato plants we started, only 3 have died and […]

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Pickled Green Tomatoes & The Butcher and the Vegetarian

This year’s tomato track record isn’t all that bad yet and we’re immediately jumping on the pickling band-wagon. The current tomato plant count is 4 out of 20 died due to disease, which is much less than what we suffered last year.  In 2009, the whole nation suffered a tomato crisis where a late blight […]

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Mango Salsa Recipe & Garden Roses Haircut

As promised, “Voila!” the mango salsa recipe that toppled over our teriyaki burger post a few days ago. And we’re thrilled that we actually wrote about it, as promised, considering how behind we’ve been on everything else! The office is a mess, the bathrooms need cleaning and we have 2 other projects behind schedule, but […]

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Roasted Cipollini Onions in Thyme

Fingers crossed, in WORC garden there will be an onion bumper crop in a few months, without all the onion breath. Plenty of Walla Walla sweets are coming up ever-so-cutely in the garden and we’re excited, it’s hard to resist not yanking them out of the dirt too early during their growing season. If you’ve […]

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Video – Spring Garden 2010. Welcome.

Video – Spring Garden 2010. Welcome.

Happy belated Earth Day. Here’s an invitation to our garden in Spring. Welcome to our green sanctuary.  

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