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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Here is my finished pork, topped with more barbecue sauce. It falls apart because it's so tender and is very fast to make.

For many years my go-to barbecue sauce was the Original Mad Dog made by Ashley Foods. I loved it because it didn’t have the tons of sugar/corn syrup that most such products contain, and it was made with very few, simple ingredients. It also had a good balance of spice/sweet/acid tastes. Sadly, they’ve discontinued this

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How to Keep Carrot Harvest

The carrot crop was especially successful this fall! They were short and fat (I don't remember which ones they were) and very sweet.

Garden produce all winter? You Can Grow That!

It’s been a warm start to winter but next week the temperatures are predicted to go into the teens at night and stay below freezing all the next day. That prolonged period of cold is likely to kill the remains of our winter crops, the kale, lettuce

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Eggplant with Figs and Fennel

This could be served as a course in itself, or as a side dish with other veggies, meat or fish.

As I was planning a garden-to-table menu for the Winter Solstice I knew that I wanted to use roasted eggplant from the freezer, but I couldn’t find a recipe that I felt worked well with the rest of the menu. So many eggplant recipes involve tomato sauce, and they just didn’t go with the scallops

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Kale and Wild Rice Salad

This salad would be good with orange or grapefruit segments instead of apples. It would also be good with cashews instead of almonds.

For those of you who still have Tuscan kale in the garden….or can find it in the store, this is a yummy salad. Serves 6

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

1 Cup Wild Rice (2 cups water and pinch of salt to cook) 6 to 8 large leaves Tuscan Kale 2 Large Garnet Yams 1

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End of Summer Pesto

The pasta was delicous!

When the first frost is predicted, that’s the time to rush into the garden and pick assorted herbs and greens for making an end-of-summer Pesto. Today we picked Tuscan kale, chard, basil, nasturtiums and arugula. Don’t worry much about the proportions, just grab the greens that are available and bring it into the kitchen. Place

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Quick Garden Pizza

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If you have a veggie garden, you have the makings of a fantastic pizza that’s quickly made. Here’s how.

Start with the pre-made crust of your choice.

Get a pre-made crust of your choice. It can be a dough or a crust that’s already baked. I’m a fan of this variety that I get

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