Category Archive: Recipes

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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 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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Mar 14

Celebrate Pi Day w/ an Easy Rhubarb Pie

Celebrate Pi Day with a homemade Rhubarb Pie, courtesy of Gardening Jones.

What’s your favorite pie? My husband and I agree this is one of our favorite pies, if not the favorite. Why not celebrate Pi Day, 3.14.16, with a delicious homemade rhubarb pie. This is the closest we will get to Pi for 100 years, so why not make the most of it? Any excuse for …

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Mar 11

Easier Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Gardening Jones shares her delicious experience of roasting a whole head of cauliflower.

I recently came across this video on how to make roasted cauliflower. There were some details missing and IMHO they used way too much oil. I also wanted to simplify things. So of course, I made changes. Then I made it again, with one more tweak. Roasted Cauliflower 1 head cauliflower Sesame oil 2-3 large portabella …

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Feb 26

Fun Clam Miso Soup

Gardening Jones shares a lent-approved entree that's fun to eat.

When you don’t live in a coastal state, you need to jump at times when seafood is on sale. Christmas, New Year’s, 4th of July, and Lent. So here we are offering this meatless entree, while seafood is on sale. Enjoy! This recipe is super easy to make yet looks impressive when served. It’s also …

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