Microgreens are the first true leaves produced from a seedling, often in fewer than 14 days. These greens are young and only reach about 1-3 inches in height. Left to grow, they’ll turn into the full size, mature leafy greens you already know. But you may be eating microgreens without knowing it already. Many restaurants are using them and even commercially packaged salad mixes often have microgreens tucked in. And they’re healthy!
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I admit, in most ways, I’m not a fan of worms. I still prefer my son baiting my hook when we’re fishing. When I see a worm on the surface of a street I get the shudders. But in my vegetable garden I’m thrilled to see lots of these wonderful creatures in the soil. They create a substance known as vermicompost which has five times more nitrogen, seven times more phosphorus and 11 times more potassium than plain old soil. It’s produced by the digestive process of worms and, in my mind, is worth its weight in gold. My favorite part is that it’s non-chemical and available right in my yard.
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Some herbs pair so naturally and deliciously with each other that we reach for the combinations automatically. Since we’re trying to achieve certain flavor profiles I thought it might be fun to create flavor inspired container herb gardens.
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My husband is still having trouble eating but he came home a few days ago with a container of Amish Macaroni Salad and he loved it. Since it’s one of the things he’s actually enjoyed eating I want to be sure he has it whenever he wants. I’ve haven’t made it for a really long time so I dusted off my recipe and made a batch today. I’m sure he’ll love it!
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It’s natural to think of onions for their culinary uses. I love onions. My older son’s girlfriend hates them. But she, and you, may change your mind about onions when your read these ways to use onions you may not know.
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My family loves these Ginger Lemon Mini Muffins and the mini size is perfect for my husband. The lemon adds brightness and the heat of the ginger comes through at the end. With a cup of Earl Grey tea, they’re the perfect Sunday morning treat. They can, of course, be made into full size muffins, just increase the baking time to about 12 -15 minutes.
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Brands including Trader Joe’s, Panda Express, and Walmart’s Great Value are among thousands of products recently recalled by the FDA due to the risk of listeria contamination. The products include frozen vegetables and fruits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the culprit was a large Listeria contamination at a Washington packaging company.
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