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15 Pickling Tips
Pickling Tips and Recipes
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Peach Blueberry Strudel Recipe
See how to cook this delicious Peach Blueberry Strudel recipe. The combination of peaches and...
Watermelon Barbecue Steak Marinade Recipe From the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
See how to make the Watermelon Barbecue Marinade recipe featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden...
Marjoram Mushrooms: "Cute as a button" appetizers for your next dinner party!
I brought these tasty little Marjoram Mushrooms to a potluck party—and they made a fun addition. I...
Chicken Salad with Cashews: A Simple and Unique Recipe for Weeknight
I had never poached a chicken before and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was. I put enough...
Preserving Meats by Salting and Brining
Certainly among the oldest ways of reliably preserving meats, salting and brining have given the...
How to Make Jelly
Perhaps the prettiest sight in the kitchen is homemade jelly. There is nothing like a row of clear...
Mint Chiller: The Perfect Summertime Drink Recipe
I found my new go-to summer drink recipe: Mint Chiller. Doesn’t the name alone make you want to try...
Cooking Strawberry Muffins Recipe: Live on TV
When you watch those cooking shows, ever wonder what happens when something goes amiss? There I was...
Garden, Cook, Laugh, Share. Repeat.
When I started my Garden-Fresh blogging journey, I knew one thing: It was going to be one of the...
A Family That Eats Together, Laughs Together
Sometimes it’s planned, other times it’s spontaneous. However it happens, eating together has been...
Our Family Etiquette: Enjoy Dessert Slowly . . . Unless It’s Really Good
My parents retired to the family room and left the five of us girls to talk, laugh, drink post...
My Turn to Wear the Chef’s Hat, or Like Father, Like Daughter
I began my Garden-Fresh Cookbook blog with a delicious seafood dish, Skillet Sea Scallops, so when...
A Sanctuary from the Rain and City Life
I grabbed my mom’s old camera bag that has been turned into a vintage-looking purse, and headed...
Party Appetizer Recipes
Planning parties and other large gatherings can be stressful. To make it easier, here is a...
How to Look Like a Fine-Dining Chef in 10 Minutes
With the spinach fettuccine taking only 3 minutes to cook al dente and the scallions sautéed with...
Plants, Pots, and Plots: The Gardner’s Best Friends
The worst spring season the Northwest has seen in years isn’t showing in the growth of the seeds I...
Food Poisoning Symptoms and Information
Have you ever left a restaurant feeling a little ill and were concerned it might be more than just...
Best Chicken Salad Recipes
Chicken salads are always a staple for any picnic or outside gathering. Next time you’re in need of...
Experience in the Kitchen Continues to Grow With my Appetite
I have grown up in a family in which the only meat eaten in the house was chicken, turkey, or...
A Hint of Greek Cuisine: Cucumbers With Feta Cheese Dressing Recipe
I knew I was going to love the Cucumbers With Feta Cheese Dressing from The Garden Fresh Cookbook...
Reinventing the Casserole: Chicken With Avocado and Almonds
Any dish with avocados in the title, and I’m sold. In need of comfort food after a long week, I...
A Dressing Too Good to Stay in the Fridge
This Mint Salad Dressing is a must-try from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook—a must! I couldn’t help...
Kitchen Humor and Smoothie Mustaches
The house phone rang as I was peeling a banana for my Mint Mango Smoothie; my sister was calling...
Farmers’ Markets: Jacks-of-All-Trades
Springtime means time for farmers’ markets! Cities are bursting with small and large street markets...
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...
Rise and Shine! Time for Granola With Sunflower Seeds!
Good morning, readers! I woke up bright and early with a to-do list about a foot long— time to...
The Sun Brings Out Pale Legs and a Healthy Herb Garden
After weeks of rainy weather and a hint of sunshine in the Pacific Northwest, I began to see life...
A College Snack Grows Up: Apple Cheese Bread Recipe
Sliced apples and cheddar cheese used to be my go-to snack while spending late evenings on campus....
Stubbornness for Spice
I think I got my love for spicy food from my dad: I would watch him shake the hot sauce or spoon...
Let Them Eat Tomato Cake
Ever wake up feeling like treating yourself to something special? This morning, after a run in the...
Creating My Own Farmers’ Market in My Backyard
As I wrote about in my last post, I’ve been preparing for a new garden! With the weeds pulled and...
Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe, a Dinner Party–Worthy Dish
Sometimes it’s hard to pick just one dish from The Garden-Fresh Cookbook! To solve this dilemma, I...
Tomato Cake Recipe from the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn how to make Tomato Cake, a recipe from the Garden-Fresh Cookbook. This spice...
Mexican Quiche Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about choosing ripe and sweet bell peppers from the grocery or farmer’s market...
Pesto Lasagna Recipe from the Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn how to make Pesto Lasagna, including homemade pesto, from the Garden-Fresh ...
Time for Food Is Time for Family
I spent this past week in Minnesota with family and friends, mourning the passing of my grandfather...
A Dish to Warm the Soul: Cheesy Stuffed Potato Skins With Broccoli Recipe
Since I have been on a recent potato kick, with a small patch freshly planted in my garden, I...
Turn Old Potatoes into New Potatoes
My herbs in a bag, which I talked about planting in a previous post, are now placed in a...
Add a Little Zest to Your Fish With The Applejack Fish Bake Recipe
I eat a lot of fish, usually steamed (salmon) or baked (flounder, cod, or scrod). So the...
Vermont Butternut Squash Soup for a Snowy Winter Hike
My alarm buzzed 6:15 a.m.; I rubbed my eyes and avoided the tempting snooze button … time to start...
The Easiest Garden Ever: Herbs in a Bag
Start an herb garden in less than 10 minutes? Yes, that’s right! While thumbing through The Garden-...
Cranberry Pears Dessert Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn how to tell when cranberries are ripe and see an all-new recipe, Cranberry...