Cute Kalettes – the Offspring of Kale and Brussel Sprouts

Kale Married Brussel Sprout and Had Sweet and Nutty Kalettes Have you heard of—or tried—Kalettes yet? If you enjoy Kale and Brussel Sprouts, this may be of interest. We grew these last year, but they didn't do so well, and froze with...

How to Store Carrots plus Carrot Nutrition and Recipes

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...

Fermented Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic

Fermented Basil & Garlic Tomatoes Recipe and Image contributed by Karlene Tai-Anderson‎ Prep time: 10 mins; Total time: 10 mins INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes (enough to fill your jar of choice, leaving 2 inches or more at the top) Fresh Basil, left whole (1 sprig...

Beet Recipes – Beneficial in Lowering Blood Pressure

Lettuce Turnip the BEET! Okay, so that's a bit corny... and cheesy, but it's still punny, so we're going to milk it for all it's worth! The beet crop is coming in and they are nutrient packed bundles! All parts of the...

Interesting and Unusual Pickling Recipes

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...

Ginger Ale with Real Ginger for Taste and Health

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...

Eating Cattails and Foraging Wild Foods

Have you had any cattails recently? Ever? 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 to identify...

Cucumber and Lemon Water

Cucumber Water Benefits and Recipes Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus Cucumber in Spanish: Pepino I remember the first time I had cucumber and lemon water. We checked into a hotel in Oregon and there was a large urn at the front desk with...

Fermented Cucumbers with an Eastern European Secret Ingredient

Love Pickles? Got cukes? When your cucumber harvest is coming in, you need to preserve this bounty quickly. And boy did we overplant cucumbers this year! Fermented Cucumbers the Eastern European Way Contributed by GardensAll community member, Urszula Lewandowski This is the way...

Sambucus Canadensis and Sambucus Nigra, the Edible Elderberries

A.K.A. American Elderberry and Black Elderberry. 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...