Vegetable Stir Fry

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2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Original Blend 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced diagonally 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups fresh, sliced mushrooms 6 ounces snow peas 1 small tomato, cut into wedges 1 small white onion 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 clove fresh garlicHeat oil and Mrs. Dash Original Blend over high heat. Add carrots and broccoli, cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and snow peas, and … [Read more...]

Hearty Chicken Stew

4 small onions, quartered 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks 2 pounds chicken thighs, skin removed Handful thyme sprigs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, washed and quartered 2 handfuls of green beans, trimmed 3 to 4 boxes of low sodium chicken brothIn a large pot, combine onions, garlic, carrots, chicken and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Add … [Read more...]

Turn Your Vegetable Garden Into Paradise

Turn Your Vegetable Garden Into Paradise

If you have ever grown a vegetable garden in your background, then you have probably realized that it can get down right ugly, possibly even an eye sore. Normally vegetable gardens are for practical use and not used so much for aesthetics. Well, I say you can buck the trend. Just because it is a vegetable garden doesn't mean it can't be as gorgeous as it is functional.Most vegetable gardeners tend to use their artistic skills for flower … [Read more...]

Stuffed Banana Peppers

12 banana peppers, hot or sweet 1/2 to 1 lbs. ground beef (lean preferred) 1 small red or white onion 1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese Salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs 1 cup of milk 1 cup all-purpose flour olive oil (or preferred cooking oil)Wash and clean peppers. Trim off the top of the peppers, just below the stem, and the bottom tip of the peppers. Remove all seeds and membrane inside of peppers to create a hollowed cavity. … [Read more...]

Spaghetti with Roasted Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

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Tomato Sauce: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (28-ounce) whole, peeled tomatoes, drained Handful fresh basil leaves, torn Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 small (3/4 pound) eggplants, stemmed but not peeled 2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper Extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound dried spaghetti 1 pint cherry tomatoes, stemmed 1/2 cup freshly … [Read more...]

Seed Tray Update

Seed Tray Update

On March 28th, 2009, I posted in the Discover How To section about using the Burpee Seed Starting Tray. I must say after 6 days I am thoroughly impressed with this seed tray. I checked the tray for the first time today since setting it up, and to my amazement I noticed that I had some seedlings popping up already.The Straight Eight cucumbers and the Clemson Spineless okra had a few seedlings bursting up from the Burpee growing containers. I … [Read more...]

The Obamas Grow a Vegetable Garden

The Obamas Grow a Vegetable Garden

A few weeks ago First Lady, Michelle Obama announced there will be a vegetable garden this year at The White House. The first garden at The White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden during WWII.I found this to be very exciting. Mrs. Obama's intentions with this vegetable garden is to hopefully educate youngsters on the important of eating healthy, locally grown foods. Of course, she wants to provide her family and guests to The … [Read more...]

Get In The USDA Zone

Get In The USDA Zone

If you are around the vegetable gardening (or any type of gardening for that matter) world long enough, sooner or later you will either read or see something called the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones. Let's take a few minutes and discuss these zones; what they are, why they were developed, how to use them, and how to determine what zone you live in.What Are Hardiness Zones?It seems every gardening book and nursery catalog refers to plant … [Read more...]

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