Recipes from the Garden

  1. Grow a Mexican Herb Garden

    Several key herbs and peppers create the foundation of Mexican cuisine. Everyone knows and loves cilantro and chile peppers, but have you ever tried epazote, Mexican oregano, or Mexican mint marigold? Add some authenticity and good flavor to your Mexican dishes this season with these herbs and spices!

  2. Growing Scented Geraniums

    In the centuries before sewers and daily bathing were common, rank odors were everywhere.  That is probably why Europeans were so excited when scented geraniums (Pelargonium spp.) first arrived from their native South Africa in the early 17th century. With aromatic leaves exuding the fragrance of roses, citrus, or spice, the plants were immediately pressed …

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  3. Homemade Caramel Apple & Pear Fig Honey Butter Recipes

    Tart, spicy, fragrant fruit butters are great winter treats that can be canned and shared as holiday gifts. Apples and winter pears are in season, so there are no better fruits for making dessert-quality spreads perfect for spreading on buttery toast, dipping with salty pretzels, or dolloping onto spice cookies. If you have your own …

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  4. Homemade Pico De Gallo

    Feeling a little spicy after you have harvested your fresh veggies?  This pico de gallo recipe tastes delicious with crunchy tortilla chips or as a taco topper. Ingredients: 2-3 medium fresh tomatoes, diced 1/2 a red onion, finely chopped 1 serrano chili pepper, finely chopped Juice of one lime 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped Salt and pepper (to taste) …

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  5. Grilled Beef & Vegetable Shish Kabobs

    Sometimes it’s easy to get in a barbecuing rut when the solution is right in front of you! If you are vegetable gardener, grab your favorite veggies from your garden, skewer them up, and grill. Ingredients: 1 cup boiled red new potatoes, quartered 1 cup red, yellow, or green bell pepper chunks 1 cup red …

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  6. Fresh Greek Salad

    Are you looking for something a little different to bring to that next potluck? Try this delicious Greek vegetable salad that you can make with veggies straight from your garden!  It is wonderful by itself, as a side salad, or scooped up with slices of warm pita bread. 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 …

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  7. Crunchy Tomato Bruschetta

    Bruschetta is simple, homespun antipasto that originates from Italy. It consists of simple grilled or toasted bread rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and topped with salads, meats, or cheeses. The most classic version is tomato bruschetta, which is most decadent in summer when tomatoes are fresh. This recipe is surprisingly simple and incredibly delicious. …

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  8. Fresh Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

    There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-baked blueberry scones , especially when a key ingredient is from your own garden. Market or garden-fresh blueberries make this recipe taste great, and freshly grated lemon zest gives that extra pop of flavor. For even more sweetness and decadence, drizzle with fresh lemon glaze while the scones are still warm. Scone …

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  9. Seasonal Vichyssoise

    There’s nothing like seasonal produce. In spring, garden-fresh spinach, tender snap peas, spring onions, and asparagus grace our tables. In fall, we can look forward to kale, arugula, and Swiss chard. One easy, tasty way to make use of an overload of seasonal vegetables is by making a pot of vegetable vichyssoise, a creamy potato and leek …

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  10. Easy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

    If you have fresh or canned pumpkin, try this sweet seasonal dessert! These pumpkin cupcakes are something the whole family will love, and they are so easy. If pumpkin is not available, you can also use shredded zucchini, carrot, or mashed sweet potato in its place. Gather the following ingredients and preheat the oven to 350° F. Cake …

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