The summer vegetable harvest is slowing down, and the days without fresh squash, tomatoes, and beans straight from the garden are getting closer. But with just a little effort, you can preserve some of summer’s bounty and eat it all year long. Canning and pickling may seem daunting, but anybody can use a freezer (open [...]
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If you’ve never picked okra, you’re not missing much. The funny-looking vegetable known as a chief ingredient in gumbo grows on a plant with leaves that are itchier than any I’ve ever encountered. Last night I picked a bucketful of okra while the kids played in the garden, and because I forgot to bring gloves [...]
Thanks to an eat-local challenge from Mother Nature Network and Kitchen Gardeners International, families across America will be declaring their food independence tomorrow by eating local, sustainable foods at July 4th celebrations. Want to join them? Visit Mother Nature Network’s interactive map to find a recipe using foods that are in season in your state.