It was a perfect day to escape cube-life and garden at work! There are over 320 Associates participating in the gardens this season. They swooped in and cleaned up their 40″ x 12′ raised beds and many planted cool season crops. In several weeks we will start harvesting fast growing items like the salad greens and radishes. Our next event will be Plant Day in mid-May when it’s safe to put in the tomatoes, peppers and other tender items. Enjoy the gallery, and come [...]
Black Bean Millet Quinoa Burgers From The Informal Garden | Main Dishes | American Print Dig-in Don’t think of it as a “meat” substitute or burger like. It’s really a sandwich friendly, flavor, fiber & vitamin filled patty. This is not a quick recipe to whip up, but it’s intended to stock your freezer for quick meals for days to come. Total 100:00 Prep 60:00 Cook 40:00 cal Calories 209kcal Low fat Total Fat 2g sat-fat Free Saturated Fat 0g chol Free Cholesterol 0mg sodium [...]
I picked up my son in West Palm Beach and we went on a little road trip to Naples to see two of my sisters and two of my nephews. We don’t just visit, it’s an occasion to play in the kitchen! One thing I was looking forward to having in South Florida was fresh mango. We were in luck. Jill’s neighbor’s tree is bursting right now and she invited us to stop over to pick some up. (See photo of Jill picking them up) [...]
Fava Beans. One of my favorite Spring treats. The first time I brought some home from the market, I intended on making a fancy fava bean dip, but got distracted. The next day I decided to grill some chicken, and not wanting to create more dishes to wash, I thought I would try tossing a few of the giant bean pods on the grill. My theory was they would steam inside the pods just like very, very large edamame. To my delight, they did just [...]
The other night, I harvested some homegrown celery that was loaded with beautiful leaves. I could bear to let these go straight to the compost so I made a concerted effort to find multiple uses for them. 1 – Drying in my dehydrator for use as a dry spice later. Dry. Grind. Bottle. 2 – Vegetable Stock – added leaves and stalks to other homegrown vegetables to make a hearty stock. Yielded 6 cups! 3 – Wild Rice, Celery, Carrot, Turnip, Radish, Baby Green Bean [...]
It’s a pleasure when a Tweet can motivate you to do something. Today’s question posted by @AlecBaldwin prompted me to take a walk. What a beautiful fall day here in central Ohio! Cloudless blue skies, temperatures in the high 70′s, and trees almost vibrating in golds and reds.
(RECIPE BELOW) One tedious gardening task is thinning. Not only is it tedious, but also a little heart wrenching to pull healthy little plants out of the ground that you worked so hard to grow. When planting very tiny seeds, it is hard to space them out properly, so the method of planting way too many and then thinning them out is standard practice. When dealing with root vegetables like carrots, beets, turnips, you need to give them the underground space to develop. Refer to [...]
Muddle half a mini cucumber and shake with ice and 2 shots of your finest chilled vodka. Strain into cocktail glass. The new taste of summer!
I had the chance enjoy a forest full of wildflowers just steps from my office… I took a lovely walk through our Scotts Miracle-Gro Campus Arboretum yesterday and found hundreds of Red Trillium getting ready to bloom. There are also an abundance of Virginia Bluebells, Troutlilly, and very interesting looking flowers on ones called Dutchman’s Breeches. There are many other’s I photographed I can not identify, especially the fungi. It’s a great time to see those early spring wildflowers. Our trail is marked, and there [...]
Absolutely thrilled to record 62 MPG in the old Honda Insight on my trip to Cincinnati today. Now enjoying a stroll through the Farmer’s Fair in Covington. We listened to the inspiring Ed Begley Jr. speak; Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live. Stacy and I are having a great time. UPDATE: The 62 MPG was achieved while averaging speeds in excess of 70 MPH (don’t tell my Mom) going to Cincinnati, which, I’ve learned, is mostly downhill. Driving uphill the 120 miles home my [...]