Growing Kale – One of the Best Superfoods

Popeye Should’ve Eaten Kale! If you aren’t already growing kale, try it! Not only is kale beautiful, delicious and nutritious, it can also be decorative. Ornamental kale is a beautiful addition to HOA restricted edible landscapes as well. There are many different types of kale and its close cousin, the cabbage. Ornamental kale and ornamental … Read more

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How to Make Black Garlic

Wow! Have you tried black garlic? It has an awesome flavor so we’ve been researching and talking to folks know how to make black garlic and now we’re sharing it here with you too. Now you probably already know about the amazing health benefits of garlic, right? For more on the health benefits of black … Read more

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Growing Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Potato Recipes

Nutritious, delicious and darn near-miraculous, if we could grow only one food, it might just be this one! Growing sweet potato has many benefits. Recipes range from mashed to roasted, sweet potato fries bread and delicious pies…. to edible green leaves to enjoy fresh, steamed or sautéed. Sweet potatoes are a recognized superfoods is the sweet … Read more

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Spiralized Zucchini Zoodles with Pesto

We are still loving this cool kitchen gadget for making all kinds of spiralized vegetables. One of our favorites is zucchini zoodles with pesto, garlic lemon butter, or marinara sauce. We can’t wait for the abundant zucchini harvest to roll in! When it’s time for summer squash harvest bonanza, there are so many wonderful dishes to … Read more

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Canning and Preserving Your Garden Harvest

Yes! You Can Can! More than just an autumn event, for gardeners and fresh fruit growers, canning and preserving can be an ongoing activity as different crops ripen to that plucky readiness. From strawberry preserves in spring to root crops like radishes and beets, there are garden goodies you can preserve throughout the season to lock in … Read more

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Hummingbird Food Recipe and Favorite Feeders

Ruby throated hummingbird feeding

People love to put out hummingbird food to attract these enchanting feathered garden friends. A hummingbird food recipe is super simple, and will go a long way toward attracting hummingbirds to your yard. But first… pondering on this. Why Do You Love Hummingbirds? Standing in the garden, a hummingbird hovered right in front of me … Read more

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Best Air Cookers for Oil-free Cooking – Are they worth it?

Air Fryer, Oil-Less Cooker or Air Cooker?   Though the names are used interchangeably, we think “Air Cooker” is the most descriptive term because these oil-less cookers don’t only “fry” foods… nor are they only “oil less”. They also cook foods similar to a roaster depending on the recipe and the settings you use. Whatever name … Read more

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Sambucus Canadensis and Sambucus Nigra, the Edible Elderberries

About the American Elderberry and Black Elderberry Genus: SambucusSpecies: Canadensis and Nigra These common elderberries are the best edible elderberry species. Elderberry plants are both ornamental and functional. It’s no wonder that nurseries are cultivating patented and increasingly beautiful versions of this amazing wild shrub. In this article, we’re focusing on common elderberry as it … Read more

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Dandelion Benefits for Food, Tea, Health and Wine!

A favorite, nutrient-packed edible weed. Dandelion benefits are numerous and profound. Don’t trample, poison or pull them. Instead, harvest and enjoy them for salads, greens, tea, wine, and health! None of us would pull out our garden crops and toss it—or worse—poison it. Same thing for supplements. We eat the foods we’ve nurtured and it … Read more

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Edible Backyard Weeds You Can Eat

Don’t Spray Those Wild Weeds! Eat them instead!  Well, some of them! So many of the plants that we treat as pests in our lawns are both delicious and nutritious backyard edible weeds. If we were on a hike and saw a head of broccoli or kale, we’d know what that was and that we … Read more

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