Category Archives: Edibles

Three Delicious Recipes Made With Leeks

Leeks are vegetables that are related to onions, shallots, and scallions. They are versatile, tasty, and are good for you – with plenty of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are three of our favorite ways to prepare leeks in delicious and savory ways. Savory Leek and Tomato Pie Ingredients 2 9-inch ready-to-bake pie crusts 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 leek, thinly sliced 8 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 8 oz. sliced fresh

Regrowing Green Onions and Leeks: Two Ways

Did you know that you could regrow green onions and leeks bought from the supermarket or local farmers market? Surprisingly, very few people know this, even though it’s one of the oldest and easiest tricks in the gardening book. Regrowing green onions and leeks from cuttings is not only incredibly easy, it’s also very economical, as you rarely use up the entire bunch you bought from the supermarket in the first place. The best part is, there are two great

4 Unusually-Shaped Fruits And Vegetables

It’s amazing what innovations farmers and growers come up with to make their crops much more interesting. With the use of plastic molds, they have managed to turn ordinary-looking fruits and vegetables into something fantastic and totally unusual. 1. Shaped Japanese watermelons We’ve probably all heard and seen the cubed-shaped watermelons from Japan. These novelty fruits made such a buzz because of their square shape, totally unusual because watermelons are round. These watermelons are put in molds when the fruit

Five Easy and Delicious Microwave Mug Cakes

Michael Pham

Mug cakes are a quick and easy way to treat yourself to something sweet and delicious after a hard day toiling away in the yard or garden. They are just as good (if not more delicious!) than packaged cakes and brownies, and are much better for you because they are fresh and home-made (unlike store-bought cakes that can be full of yucky preservatives). On to the cakes! Nutella Mug Cake Ingredients 4 tablespoons self rising flour 4 tablespoons white granulated

4th of July Garden Party Recipes

Kevin Galens

Family and friends gathering in your garden for a 4th of July picnic is one of the best things that can happen in a truly memorable summer. Why not make the party even more fantastic by serving your version of tried-and-tested all-American favorites? We’ve got four suggestions that are right up your alley – let’s get cooking! 😀 Golden Potato Salad Ingredients 2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes 2 large eggs Kosher salt 1/2 bunch sliced scallions, white and green

How to Make Quick and Easy Summer Berry Jam

Summer berries are one of the best reasons to plant and tend to a garden. These sweets and delicious mini-fruits are perfect in cakes, pies, and parfaits. They are also perfect for making home-made jams and jellies – and making them into jam is the best way to keep them for longer. We have a quick and easy recipe for summer berry jam that will take you all of thirty minutes – so let’s jam! Ingredients 750 gm mixed summer

How to Pickle Summer Squash

Pickling summer produce like squash, cucumbers, zucchini, and other vegetables are a great way to preserve fresh vegetables to last you well into the winter. While purchasing canned and pickled vegetables from the store is easier, pickling and canning your own produce is much more satisfying and is better for you (there are no added chemical preservatives in home-made pickles). Here’s an easy to follow guide to making and canning your summer squash. Ingredients 2 pounds squash, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

Around the World in Six Salad Recipes

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day! What better way to celebrate than to take a trip around the world with seven delicious salad recipes. From Thailand and Vietnam all the way to Russia and Greece, every member of your family will be able to pick a new favorite! Vietnamese Carrot Salad Ingredients 2 carrots 1 avocado 1/2 onion 1 can of tuna Spices: pepper, salt, sesame oil, cilantro and parsley. Directions Carrots washed, peel off the cover, slice thinly.

3 Unusual Summer Crops to Try

To a gardener, summer means corn, cucumber, melon, pepper, tomatoes. These summer garden staples are extra delicious, as if blessed by the ample sunshine. But this list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to scrumptious summer crops. Devote a good part of your garden to these unusual crops. Who knows, you may find a new favorite plant. Tomatillos If you enjoy Mexican food, you’re probably familiar with the tomatillo, a tomato-like fruit that’s a staple in

Staking Tomatoes and Other Vegetables

Your vegetables can grow at a surprisingly rapid rate – fast enough that they might be able to support their own weight. This is where placing stakes for your tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables becomes important for your garden. Stakes help keep fruit and leaves off the ground and away from ground pests, encourage air circulation and exposure to sunlight, and keeps your garden plots tidy. Tomato Use strong stakes for tomato plants – about 2 inches by 2 inches

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