Sambucus Canadensis and Sambucus Nigra – the Edible Elderberries

The elderberry Sambucus canadensis and sambucus nigra, are important plants, with highly nutritious berries and flowers great for boosting the immune system and so much more. The canadensis, is a native North American shrub, growing wild in the northeast and northwestern states....
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Rhubarb – Growing and Cooking this Early Spring Vegetable

Growing Rhubarb When you hear "rhubarb", what comes to mind? For most people, it's likely rhubarb pie, right? The next most familiar term is probably rhubarb jam. The problem with traditional rhubarb recipes is that they have so much sugar. Of course,...

Fermented Food Recipes and a Rewarding Gardening Journey

We'll get to fermented food recipes in just a few, but first, everyone loves a good story. We really enjoyed learning more about one very industrious member of the Gardens All Facebook community, and thought you would as well. This...

Cool Kitchen Gadgets and a Parsley Pesto Recipe

We are loving this cool kitchen gadget! Definitely a useful tool for transforming vegetables into delicious, low cal healthy alternatives to pasta. When it's time for summer squash harvest bonanza, or, if you're just looking to create healthier but delicious dishes,...

Make Your Own Fermented Foods for Preservation and Health

A healthier centuries old method for preserving food. Most gardeners preserve their vegetables by freezing or canning them. The more traditional way of preservation is fermented foods. Long before refrigeration was ever even a seed of an idea, fermented food was the method...

Quick Pickle Recipes for Refrigerator Pickles

Love Pickles? Got cukes? When your cucumber harvest is coming in, you need to preserve this bounty quickly. One way to preserve your cucumbers when you don't have time for canning is quick pickle recipes like refrigerator pickles. If you don't have your...

Carrots Recipes plus How to Store Carrots

Protect Your Harvest and Make it Last When the abundant carrot harvest rolls in, it's time to plan for storing them to last as long as possible. Proper carrot storage through the winter months will help them last and keep...

Dehydrating Foods, Dehydrator Recipes and Dehydrators

Are you dehydrating foods yet? If not, it's a good idea to get started testing out dehydrations systems and recipes before the harvest bounty pours in. You'll have your hands full once your garden is in full swing. Until then,...

Edible Wild Plants and Recipes

Eat Weeds and Wild Edibles for Health and Protection Did you know that chemicals from wild plants can help us perform better and feel better? It's fascinating to discover plants in our environment that are both edible and medicinal and so much more. Learning...

Ginger Ale Recipe – Tastes Great and Better For You!

The Real Ginger Ale Ginger Ale can be such a refreshing—and healthy—beverage, especially if you make your own. It tastes much better, more real than most on the market today, plus homemade ginger ale would provide some of the health benefits...