Edible flowers, such as these nasturtiums, dress up a summer salad.
In most parts of the country, early June is high season for green salads. Every evening I get to eat a different colorful assortment of lettuces, herbs and edible flowers. But what sort of dressing is worthy of a salad so divine?
At my house only homemade vinaigrette will do. [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
Freshly harvested plum tomatoes become more intensely flavored in my simple technique.
Although fresh tomatoes are available year-round, I enjoy them most during the summer, especially from my own garden or a farmer’s market.
A farmer here in Vermont once told me to eat one of her just-picked heirloom tomatoes with only a sprinkling of [...]
I used to do much more canning and freezing than I do now. With our household down to just two, we’re cooking smaller meals and don’t need to have as much food around.
But there are still quite a few garden crops that I squirrel away in my freezer or pantry, and one of those is parsley. I can chop and freeze a huge [...]
This year’s first batch of bread and butter pickles.
My mom makes the best bread and butter pickles. I bet you think your mom makes the best bread and butter pickles, too. So is it about the cucumbers, the brine or the mom?
I asked around the office and looked around a bit online, and am I’m convinced it’s all about the [...]
Sometimes, our customers really “get” a product and take it in a new direction. Susan Pav, a gardener from Pennsylvania, took our Garden Quilt and used it to create mini-hoop houses so she could grow crops in the winter. She took photos of the set-up and tells how she did it:
A set of four tunnels in my garden.
Lifting the [...]
The curved metal frames support tarps that protect crops when nights are cold.
Garlic always does very well here. We love it, and the harvest keeps well through the winter.
And then there is the cabbage: pretty as a picture, and wonderful in sauerkraut!
When it comes to gardening, we find that the best teachers are other gardeners, such as Ba [...]
Acorn, hubbard, buttercup, spaghetti, delicata and golden nugget. Winter squash are truly beautiful and lots of fun to grow — and good keepers for winter meals.
Pumpkins and winter squash
The Orchard Rack is good for storing “keeper” crops, such as winter squash, onions and potatoes. The drawers are slatted to en [...]