harvesting rhubarb

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Pickling is Not Just for Pickles! Pickling our garden bounty is an important survival skill to get us through in leaner times. Few things warm a gardener's heart more than a fall pantry stocked full of fresh canned and pickled...