What To Do If Your Vegetable Garden Fails

What To Do If Your Vegetable Garden Fails

As the economy flounders, more and more people are becoming interested in growing their own vegetables. With this incoming wave of vegetable gardening popularity comes a new group of novice gardeners. This is great news for the vegetable gardening community, and I say it's about time you got involved in growing your own vegetables.Some vegetables are easier to grow than others, and there always seems to be some type of pest that's ready to … [Read more...]

Tomato Green Bean Soup

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INGREDIENTS1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped carrots 2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine 6 cups chicken broth 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 garlic clove, minced 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes 1/4 cup minced fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper DIRECTIONS1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and carrots in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, … [Read more...]

Fried Green Tomatoes

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INGREDIENTS4 large green tomatoes 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 quart vegetable oil for frying DIRECTIONS1. Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.2. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal, bread … [Read more...]

Fried Green Tomato Lasagna

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INGREDIENTS4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 5 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese … [Read more...]

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

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INGREDIENTS6 (1/4 inch thick) slices green tomato 1 egg, beaten 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup cooking oil 2 tablespoons butter 4 slices sourdough bread 6 (1/4 inch thick) slices red tomato 2 slices pepperjack cheese 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno slices DIRECTIONS1. Dip slices of green tomato into beaten egg, then cover in cornmeal to coat, shaking off the excess. Heat the oil in a … [Read more...]

Composting for a Vibrant Garden

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Whether you are new to vegetable gardening or a seasoned pro, composting is a topic that comes up frequently. Many gardeners live and die by composting; others could care less about it. The truth is composting is a great way to feed rich, fertile nutrients to your garden plants.Back in the day, composting was mainly considered an activity for the die-hard gardener that had huge amounts of garden space and land. It was often viewed as … [Read more...]

3 Must Read Vegetable Gardening Books

3 Must Read Vegetable Gardening Books

If you visit your local book store, you can find possibly hundreds of books on vegetable gardening. How do you weed (no pun intended) through all those books to find a really great one?That's why I am listing my three favorite vegetable gardening books. These three books are full of valuable information and tips to help anyone become a successful vegetable gardener. I'm not saying these three are the best vegetable gardening books out there, … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Game Plan: Marinate the chicken while you prepare the rest of the ingredients 1 pound chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cubed 3 scallions, whites only, thinly sliced on an angle 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil About 1/3 cup water 3 … [Read more...]

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