Planting Fall Veggies for Cool Weather Recipes

Growing a fall garden offers many benefits. You can enjoy fresh vegetables over a longer period of time and lower your grocery bill.

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Dinner From the Garden: Butternut Squash Soup

I can’t say I had ever eaten butternut squash in my life until my husband bought himself a soup cook-book and began experimenting. Our favorite new recipe quickly became butternut squash soup. It is almost indescribably good, but let me try:  Both savory and sweet, it is pure, golden warmth. It is also surprisingly simple […]

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The Thrifty Kitchen: What To Do With 30 Pounds of Tomatoes

What can a person do with 30 pounds of tomatoes? I found out today. I’m fortunate to have a grandfather who still raises a huge garden. I visited home last week, and on my way out of town, my grandpa told me to go pick the last of the tomatoes. I did; between that and […]

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Gardening for the Whole Family

Last night, my uncle and his wife brought the last of the green beans from the garden into my grandfather’s garage for us to snap. They had my little girl in tow. My uncle’s wife said, “Well, she may not eat her dinner; she just ate a ton of tomatoes and green beans!” It was […]

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Compost Made Easy

I’ll never forget how amazed I was the first time I turned over a shovelful of my compost pile and saw that it had become dirt! What a miracle! All those banana peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, and veggies I had thrown on the ground had mysteriously turned into dirt. And not just any dirt—dirt […]

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Dinner from the Garden

I grew up a mile away from my grandparents who were both born and raised on farms. They always had and still have a huge vegetable garden each year—this is one of their legacies that I most treasure. I am doing my best to follow in their footsteps, although my gardens are more experimental learning […]

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Save Money on Plants and Veggies by Harvesting Seeds

Millions plant vegetable gardens each year, and why not? Gardening is not only a very soothing hobby; it also provides the gardener with an abundance of fresh, healthy vegetables. What many don’t realize is that there are countless ways to save money on gardening essentials as well.

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