Tag Archives: Plant

Protect That Precious Garden

There’s nothing worse than planting that perfect garden only to have it decimated by critters. One nightly visit by a four-legged friend can wipe you out completely. Some friend! I’ve been working with my good pal Justin Lowman to create a great-looking, sturdy hutch that will keep varmints out, but still allow light and rain, […]

Cooking with Mustard Greens

Mustard is handy in the garden as a great companion plant and when left to go to seed, the tiny flowers attract beneficial insects. Outside of the garden and inside the kitchen, it’s a super tasty, healthy green. Mustard Greens INGREDIENTS 1/2 c thinly sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 T olive oil 1 […]

My Famous Basil Pesto

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 […]

Garden Gazpacho

  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   […]