Garden Advice Blog

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April Garden Projects

What a beautiful time of year with the rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, forsythia and other spring-flowering plants reaching their peak of beauty. There are a few things one can do to help keep the garden looking its best this season. What is accomplished early in...

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Kale Chips

Kale chips: Delicious & Nutritious Even someone who resists vegetables may not be able to stop at just eating one kale chip. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic while holding a place of honor in the nutrition world. Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1...

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Pesto ala Genovese

Can there be any better use for homegrown basil than homemade pesto? This recipe is the best we've found, coming from the Italian wife of a local farmer who grows a lot of basil. With a handful of ingredients and a food processor you can make enough premium pesto to...

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Dinner in a Pumpkin

This hearty, seasonal dish is easy, delicious and perfect for chilly nights! Move over, Cinderella - make way for Dinner in a Pumpkin! 1 medium pumpkin 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 pounds ground beef, chicken or turkey 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1...

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Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad

  Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad is a seasonal, fresh take on fruit salad. It is colorful, elegant and delicious and makes a healthy, festive addition to any holiday table. The recipe is flexible and you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. A double...

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Cranberry Salsa

Fast & Festive Cranberry Salsa Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries (about 1 bag) 1 bunch of green onions, chopped into 1-inch pieces 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1-2 jalapeños, seeded and diced 2 limes, juiced ¾ cup white sugar Pinch of salt Put all...

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Red Velvet Beet Bars

Beets for dessert? Some of you may be fortunate enough to still have beets in the ground. If not, remember them for next year! They are easy to grow practically year round and offer delicious flavor as well as a powerful punch of nutrition and antioxidants. Try this...

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