Category Archives: Edible Gardening

Sharing knowledge for planting, growing, cultivating and using food you grow in your own backyard.

7 Types of Basil for Spring Gardening

Basil is one of the most fragrant and easiest of all the herbs to grow in your spring garden. Introduced to England in the 16th century, it made its way to America in the 17th century. It flourishes in the … Continue reading

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Essential Tool for Garlic Adding Depth to Dishes

My absolute favorite aroma from the kitchen occurs when I am sauteing butter, onions and garlic – my   SING! Garlic is one – if not – the most versatile seasoning agent in the food world! A member of the … Continue reading

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5 On The Go Foods Which Reduce Holiday Stress

As we approach Christmas and another New Year, most of us are experiencing higher levels of stress.  Between shopping, decorations, family commitments and preparing food – it is hard to control anxiety, much less what you are eating. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Autumn Leeks Elevate Mashed Potatoes

Usually harvested in the autumn months, leeks are easy to grow from seedlings and are ready six months after planting. Much like an onion, leeks form a bulb and long, bundle of leaves extend above the ground. Soil must be … Continue reading

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Crazy for Crispy Celery

Earlier this year, Chef Curtis Stone developed a 9-course tasting menu centered around celery, for his restaurant Maude in California. He created a celery salad; reduced celery juice for an apple sorbet and braised some stalks for a celeri barigoule. … Continue reading

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Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on … Continue reading

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Pepper and Egg Brunch for Two

Wanting to find new Sunday brunch ideas, I was inspired by a recent episode of America’s Test Kitchen. They constructed a brunch recipe named for the northeastern region of Spain, the Basque region. Dividing France and Spain, the Basque region … Continue reading

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