Winter Squash Soup & Pie Recipes

I love Butternut squash! It is a sweet nutty squash that is very nutritious - full of vitamins A and C and fiber. Versatile in many types of dishes - soups, roasted, steamed, risotto, pies, pasta, gratins - the recipes are endless.  And perfect for Thanksgiving! Butternut squash soup is a favorite during cold months …

Trio of Cauliflower Recipes- A Super Veggie

Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower is in. Kale is out. Come on....admit it, you are eating way more cauliflower than kale. Searches for cauliflower rice recipes are up 135 percent on pinterest in the last couple of years. I wrote about Cauliflower being an up and coming veggie in 2016 at Gardening Trends for 2016. Flower Power-Cauliflower is the …

The Year of the Pepper

In the veggie garden this year, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash all bombed. Rotting zucchini plants were everywhere and tomatoes that peaked early and then languished was the norm.  The mid-Atlantic had record rainfall and it seemed every day there was a chance of showers. And shower it did! Non-stop for five solid months, it …

Ratatouille-Garden on a Plate

An overflowing garden and a frig packed with produce is an opportunity to make the classic vegetarian French stew Ratatouille, using up everything in one fell swoop. Chock full of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, and ripe summer tomatoes, this summer stew will produce a dish to feed a crowd, pack for lunch, and freeze for later. …

Move Over Butternut- Try Boston Marrow Squash

I love Butternut squash! It is a sweet nutty squash that is very nutritious - full of vitamins A and C and fiber. Versatile in many types of dishes - soups, roasted, steamed, risotto, pies, pasta, gratins - the recipes are endless. But I just picked up a Boston Marrow winter squash and it will …

Blackberries Rolling In-Blackberry Lime Cobbler

If you have never grown blackberries, this is one of the easiest and most satisfying berry to grow. I started with one "cane" or stem of a thornless blackberry variety some years ago and it grew to be one ginormous mass of a plant. Taming the canes by growing them on a trellis of cattle fencing …