As nighttime temperatures dip towards freezing, many gardeners are frantically harvesting the last of the garden bounty. They know that their remaining nights are numbered. Summer flavors are nearly done. Tomatoes. Peppers. Eggplant. Squash. Basil. Fresh produce from a garden is truly sublime. The flavors are fresh and vibrant. They are far superior to the […]
4 Steps to Harvest Chives
When spring makes an appearance, I become giddy. Not only does this signal an end to snow and freezing temperatures, but it harkens the awakening of the garden. Fruit trees display their blossoms, shrubs begin to leaf out, and perennial herbs begin to rise up from the soil, full of promise. But one plant in […]
Preserving Oregano for Marvelous Meals
As an avid gardener and home cook, herbs will always have a place in my garden. Origanum vulgare, otherwise known as oregano, has been in my garden for over 20 years and that spot is well deserved. In fact, it planted just a few feet from the patio so it is at arm’s reach when […]
My Dehydrator Died: Now What?
For folks who have edible gardens or purchase a lot of fresh produce, dehydrators are a common kitchen appliance. They don’t take up that much countertop space and can be tucked away when the preserving season is done. During the summer, our dehydrator lives on the kitchen counter until we have used the last tomato […]