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Winter Squash: How To Roast Whole Acorn and Butternut Squash

November 25, 2014 – 8:53 am

Here’s my favorite way to roast whole winter squashes. Quick, easy, and delicious!

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am

Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.

Wilted Lettuce Salad (Hot Lettuce)

May 30, 2014 – 8:57 am

Here’s another GREAT way to use up a bunch of fresh lettuce fast! It’s a new favorite for us.

Lettuce Soup.

May 28, 2014 – 5:33 am

I know. Doesn’t sound very tasty, does it? You’d be surprised at what a few key ingredients can do though! This soup is a great way to quickly use up an abundance of fresh lettuce, and make it into a hearty meal.

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

Cooked Dandelion Greens

April 3, 2014 – 7:19 am

Dandelions are a great introduction to wild foraging, if you’re new to eating “weeds”.

Peppermint Tea With Fresh Stevia

June 6, 2013 – 6:58 pm

A delicious, refreshing ice tea made from fresh peppermint and fresh stevia leaves. Gotta love homemade!

How To Dry Purslane and Turn It To A Powder

October 18, 2012 – 6:33 am
how to dry purslane

Learn how to use this super food as a nutritional and delicious replacement for cornstarch!

Wild Carrots, Queen Anne’s Lace, And Deadly Hemlock

June 22, 2012 – 6:53 am

Learn to spot the difference between a wild edible and a dangerously poisonous weed. Then try these recipes for wild carrot and Queen Anne’s Lace Jelly!

Red Clover Lemonade

June 20, 2012 – 4:29 am

You better go get them while those purple-red blossoms are still in bloom!! This wild edible isn’t only a wonderful healing herb, it’s also delicious in drinks and salads as well.

Cooking With Purslane (Recipe): Huevos con Verdolagas

June 3, 2012 – 5:06 pm

Here’s a yummy recipe using a common backyard weed! You gotta try this.

A New Wild Edible Discovered: Purslane!

May 20, 2012 – 4:06 pm

This “weed” is super nutritious, and is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and tons of essential vitamins. Not only that, but it tastes great, too!! Here’s what I’ve discovered about purslane, and why I won’t be pulling it out of my garden beds anymore!

Are Wild Strawberries Edible?

July 13, 2011 – 9:04 pm

I’ve always heard that wild strawberries were poisonous, so I’ve been telling my kids not to eat the ones we have growing in our yard. But then I read somewhere that they were actually delicious and safe… so which is it? Here’s what I’ve learned…

Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

July 12, 2011 – 7:42 pm

Here’s a delicious way to use your fresh basil! Once you see how easy it is, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried making it before!

Deer Jerky Recipe

June 15, 2010 – 7:19 pm

This jerky came out so good! Doesn’t even taste like venison. Definitely the way I’m gonna make jerky from now on!