Category: Recipes

how to prepare what you grow

Sep 10

Pear Maple Bourbon Butter

Gardening Jones takes this recipe to another level by using fresh homegrown pears and locally made syrup.

Here is the recipe from The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving: 1/2 cup bourbon 1/2 cup maple syrup 4 lbs. (2 kg) pears, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped The instructions are likewise simple: Bring  all ingredients to a boil in a 6 quart (6 L) enamel or stainless steal dutch oven; reduce heat …

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Mar 04

Easy Version of Indian Tomato Lentil or Surati Dal

Color Me Delicious.

Unless I specifically seek out ingredients for a recipe, and even then only if I actually find them, can I follow a recipe verbatim. So yeah, that pretty much never happens. This is an example of that, based on a wonderful dish from the city of Surati, in the Gujarati State of India located on …

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Jul 22

Refreshing and Simple Pesto Potato Salad

Gardening Jones shares a wonderfully refreshing twist on potato salad.

This is a delight on really hot days, like the ones many of us have been experiencing lately. When made the night before, it not only frees up the stove top from being heated up during the day, it also gives the flavors a chance to marinate. What I really like about this is it …

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Jul 15

Easy & Awesome Veggie Burgers

Gardening Jones shares an easy to make recipe of burgers that are not only tasty, but non-GMO, Gluten Free, and Vegan. You'd never know though.

4-5 Cups prepared veggies 1/2 cup Hodgson Mill’s Sorghum w/ Quinoa & Brown Rice, prepared 2 Tbls. Flax Seed 1/4-1/2 Cup Potato Starch We harvested 2 small beets, 3 new potatoes, 1 medium carrot, 1 onion top, and 1 very large kohlrabi from the garden. You can use whatever you have coming in, Soon, and likely …

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Jul 08

Minted Potatoes w/ Dipping Sauce

Gardening Jones shares a different take on vinegar chips using homegrown potatoes and fresh mint.

New potatoes are just coming in here in our Zone 5/6-ish gardens.We’re having fun finding interesting ways to enjoy them. This is a take-off on the idea of vinegar flavored potato chips. It is much more fun to eat though because it has an interesting combination of spices. Mint Vinegar Potato Fries Cut potatoes into …

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Jul 01

How to Make Zoodles

Gardening Jones shares a fun way to serve summer squash.

My husband Mandolin Jones used to say that “Two zucchini plants are at least one too many.”  And I could see his point. Sometimes I could see it all over the kitchen. 😉 Once I found this fun way to serve summer squash, he changed his mind. We had heard of making curly fries from …

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May 30

How to Can Rhubarb

Gardening Jones shares a simple recipe for putting up rhubarb.

  Rhubarb isn’t just for Spring anymore. Although it can be frozen, we honestly didn’t care for the consistency much for the amount of freezer space it took. So we decided to can it instead. There are recipes on the internet for chutney and BBQ sauce, and we have made Victoria Sauce in the past. Today we …

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May 02

Spinach Strawberry Salad


A simple and suprisingly tastey salad to make from your Spring garden.

Apr 29

On the Go – Salad in a Jar

Gardening Jones shares the basic steps to making a salad in a jar.

I love salads made with lots of mixed greens and plenty of goodies. The problem is by the time I have finished making one, I don’t feel like eating it. I think this stems from many years in the restaurant business. So I was very excited when Mother Willow recently told me about making salads …

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Apr 08

Super Easy Tuscany Chick Peas & Asparagus

Fresh from the garden asparagus teams with last season's canned chick peas for this easy recipe from Gardening Jones.

Chick peas, aka garbanzo beans and ceci beans, are a delicious high protein legume that can be grown in the home garden. We pressure can ours and have them on hand when the long awaited asparagus pops up. Tuscany Chick Peas & Asparagus 1 15 oz.can or 2 cups prepared chick peas 2 cups fresh …

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