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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...
Black Bean Soup With Grapefruit in a Bind— Grandma to the Rescue!
I knew this blog post would come, yes readers: I had my first disaster in the kitchen. While...
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...
Stuffed Eggplant Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about picking ripe eggplants and see an all-new recipe, Turkey-Stuffed...
Apples and Pork Dinner Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about different types of potatoes and see an all-new recipe, Apples and Pork,...
Market-Fresh Produce and the Famous Flying Fish
Hello, Garden-Fresh readers! This week I ventured into Pike Place Market in Seattle in search of...
A Cook, Gardener, and Writer With a Dash of Humor
“When you see the bubbles form in the batter, you flip!” my dad said, and with my face smeared with...
Light and Healthy: Apple and Beet Salad
This colorful apple and beet salad recipe is very easy to make. Use fresh beets if you can find ...
Vegetable Hash: Fresh Flavors Warm Up Any Winter's Night
Every harvest-time, I always seem to have more root vegetables than I know what to do with. This...
Brussels Sprouts Recipes From Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn cooking tips for brussels sprouts and see an all-new recipe, Brussels Sprouts...
How to Cook Cranberry and Gorgonzola Tart Recipe
Here’s a super-easy recipe for the holidays—or any time! Recipe: Cranberry-Gorgonzola Tart
How to Make Crab Cakes Recipe
Watch how to make classic crab cakes—full of sweet meat and just enough crumbs to hold it all ...
Apple Recipes (Video)
These three easy apple recipes—a salad, dessert, and chips— are great last-minute dishes if you’re...
How to Cook Asparagus Tart Recipe
Now, we know that you always hear that every recipe is fast, easy, and healthy. However, this...
How to Cook Dumplings Recipe
Don’t you just LOVE Chinese dumplings? Editor Annie Copps recently learned how to make them! And it...
How to Make Zucchini Pizza Recipe
When you’re faced with a glut of zucchini, see how to make Zucchini Pizza! We’re not talking about...
How to Make Grapenut Pudding Recipe
Here’s how to make one of our favorite recipes, Grapenut Pudding. Sweet, light, and easy to make....
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Freezer Storage: Tips on Freezing Food
Wish to freeze your harvest? Too many leftovers? Any food can be frozen. Here are freezer storage...
How to Make Strawberry Chiffon Pie Recipe
See how to make this refreshing, no-cook Strawberry Chiffon Pie recipe, courtesy of The Old Farmer’...
Dutch Oven Recipes
For all you outdoor chefs, here are nine delicious dutch oven recipes to get you going. These...
Family Reunions: Recipes and Planning Tips
Happy is said to be the family that can eat onions together. –Charles Dudley Warner, author Today,...
Cooking Resources: Cooking Measurement Conversion, Ingredient Substitution, and More
Do you have a recipe that calls for a pottle of milk? How about a pinch of salt? The Old Farmer’s...
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