Category Archive: Recipes

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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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Feb 08

Avocado – Lemon Pesto

We tried this dish not long ago at one of those Mediterranean style salad bars. We also ordered it as an appetizer soon after. Both times we weren’t as impressed as we hoped to be, so decided to try our hand at it instead. Homemade is always better, isn’t it? Lemon Avocado Pesto Following the …

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Feb 01

How to Make Vegetable Stock For Free

Gardening Jones shares how she makes vegetable stock using scraps and leftovers.

You can save clean produce scraps in the freezer until you get enough for a batch of vegetable stock, rather than composting them or throwing them out. The skins of onions and tomatoes, and celery trimmings, are the most obvious. We also save all peelings from veggies and the trimmings from things like garlic and …

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Jan 26

Easy Winter Squash and Plum Chutney

A Meatless Monday entry using your last season's squash.

It always impresses me the way foods can be combined. I guess it is because I grew up with a somewhat plain diet. Other than putting pineapple on ham and serving cranberry sauce with turkey, fruit was pretty much for dessert not dinner. Chutneys became more of a regular thing for us when we started …

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Jan 18

Curried Cauliflower with Greens

Gardening Jones share a tasty way to get your protein without needing meat.

A delightfully easy and mmm, spicy, cauliflower recipe for your Meatless Monday.

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