Archive for the 'garden' Category

May 20 2015

Green Living Experience in Israel

This week’s blog post was written by one of my students at Western Carolina University. I hope that you enjoy learning about her green living experience! After two months at this extraordinary place, I can barely remember my views on the world before the Green Apprenticeship at Kibbutz Lotan in the Negev Desert of Israel. […]

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May 13 2015

Support Your Local Food Movement! Buy Asparagus Straight from the Farm!

It’s asparagus season! Buying local food directly from the farmer can be a very rewarding experience. Not only do you get to meet the farmer and find out about the growing methods, you also get the freshest food around! Setting up my tent as a vendor and selling my book, Farm Fresh Nutrition has allowed me to […]

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Apr 29 2015

5 Ways to Eat Your Greens: Salads

Spring time is green time! The grass is turning green and the produce is the same. Eating local produce  this time of year is a little monochromatic until strawberries come in a few weeks! I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to have greens and I hope that they soon become your favorites […]

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Apr 23 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots. Plant and Eat Your Carrots:

I never knew that a local grown carrot was so much sweeter and tastier than those that my mom purchased at the store until we grew our own almost 25 years ago in our urban Saint Louis garden. About three weeks 3 weeks before frost is about the time to plant them which is the […]

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Apr 15 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Your Beets

When I was in elementary school and ate lunch in the school cafeteria, I was introduced to beets. My mom did not fix them at home and I did not eat them at school either. I tried and they were either heated right out of the can plopped onto the tray or industrial pickle style. […]

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Apr 13 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Radishes

Mid-April is a great time to plant some radishes and I have quick growing vegetables in your garden. Radishes were once only used around my house to make radish roses or add to salads. I honestly, I did not love them but felt obligated to eat them since someone that I love grew them. I […]

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Mar 20 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots-Eat Kohlrabi

Have you eaten kohlrabi? Do you even know what it looks like? The first step to eating it is to learn a little more about it! Kohlrabi is from the cabbage family. Its flavor is mild and sweet. It is not so popular here in the United States and it rarely makes it outside the […]

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Mar 11 2015

Great Beginnings: Getting Back to Your Roots! Eat Some Cole!

Just for the record, I did not misspell coal! Cole crops are members of the cabbage family and include cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The family even includes turnips, arugula, bok choy, collard greens, horseradish, radish, rutabaga, watercress, kohlrabi, wasabi and kale. Here are some broccoli plants that I started.   Other names for this […]

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Jan 15 2015

3 veggies to Eat and Grow this Winter

Celebrate the New Year by eating more local food in 2015 with growing some winter greens. Arugula, kale and collards are easy to grow when it’s cold. These power greens will continue into spring fairly easily also. Having them readily available is a great way to add them to your weekly menu! Growing Tips We […]

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Jul 09 2014

Local Food Menu and Farm Tour Fun

We had a wonderful time at our garden party and farm tour at First Blossom Farm with Veronica and Garrett! I have been delayed sharing our menu and update you on the event. Veronica took everyone on a tour of the farm which looked absolutely beautiful in the early evening before the sun went down. […]

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