Collard greens are often associated with heavy Southern cooking which can include a lot of fattening pork and/or bacon. Here’s a vegan recipe that keeps your veggies fresher-tasting and better for you. Healthy Collard Greens INGREDIENTS 2 to 4 bunches of fresh collard greens 4 cloves of garlic 2 red peppers 4 tablespoons of olive […]
My basil is simple, straight-forward, traditional, easy and delicious! I usually have about three different basils going in my garden and I like to combine them in this pesto. Here we go! Basil Pesto INGREDIENTS LARGE amount of basil, several cups, washed, leaves picked off stems 1-2 lemons, juiced 1/4-1/2 c shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/4 c […]
Use those over-ripe tomatoes in this light Spanish Gazpacho. Garden Gazpacho INGREDIENTS 2 pounds very ripe tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 1 seedless cucumber or 1 pound Persian cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt […]
“There are things you do because they feel right & they make no sense & they make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.” Anon I have a very warm place in my heart for […]
Click here for your free download: Your Hope Garden Guide to Juicing/Smoothie Gardens Happy New Year! I am wanting to inspire you to go out in 2013 and RESOLVE GARDEN! To kickstart your resolutions, read this guide and try growing some homegrown juicing and smoothing ingredients of your own this Winter! Hint: A quick winter […]
Stay tuned for a Hope Gardens Winter Juice/Smoothie Garden Plan. Get our the juicer! This makes 3 glasses of juice. Lasts in the fridge 2 days. MY FAVORITE GREEN JUICE 6 large kale leaves 2 large fuji apples 2 lemons 2-3 fingers fresh ginger 1 red pepper 2 broccoli stems 2 large cucumbers 6 leaves […]
Plant, harvest and prepare radishes with this handy how-to guide. HOW TO PLANT & HARVEST Radishes are winter veggies. Plant them from September-April. Radish seeds are fairly big which makes them easy to handle. Radishes are great for kids for this reason, and they germinate quickly (as soon as 4 days!) and are ready for […]
Kale, like other greens, can be juiced with carrots and pureed raw in fruit smoothies…and hardly tasted by children and the green-phobic. Here’s a great recipe for kale chips from www.food-loves-wine.com. Follow Sara on Twitter too. http://twitter.com/#!/foodloveswine.
To prepare Swiss Chard, after cleansing well, pull leaves away from thick stalks. Chop the stalks up and then tear the leaves in smaller pieces.