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12 Best Herbs to Use in Cooking

There are many kinds of wonderful herbs that enhances the flavor and aroma of food.  Each one is versatile in many ways.  Fresh herbs are used in stews, soups, pasta, salads, marinades, roasts, ice cream, baked goods, meat loaf, dips and vegetables.  Some herbs like mint are popular in making cocktails. I grow a lot of herbs in my garden…

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Summer Season’s Best

One of the summer season’s best is zucchini.  This past summer I had an abundance of zucchini growing in my garden.  It is a great source of vitamin C, manganese, fiber, magnesium, folate, copper, phosphorus, and potassium.  It also happens to be a low-calorie vegetable. To me, zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables. I cook it sautéed, fried,…

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A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Sedum praeatum (Green cockscomb) is a succulent plant that does not require a lot of care or water.  It is one of my favorite plants in the garden.  The leaves are shiny, lime green with red tips.  The pretty yellow flowers are star-shaped.  This plant blooms twice in my area – in spring/summer and in winter. It is easy to…

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Christmas Plant

Nothing says Christmas like the gorgeous poinsettia.  This year I got this beautiful red and white poinsettia for the front porch because its just spectacular!  The flowers are 10 inches wide.  So far, it’s thriving in the winter.  Did you know that they naturally grow in the forests of Central America and Mexico?

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Winter Surprise

Just when winter makes almost everything in the garden stop growing or go dormant, out pops this pretty white narcissus. It is very fragrant.  I got this plant from my neighbor who bought it as a potted plant. She had it inside the house and when it started wilting she was going to throw it in the trash!  I said,…

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.

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