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Food Gardening Magazine • December 2021

Is it wrong to think that The Mamas and The Papas were referring to gardening when they sang California Dreamin’? Sure, it’s too soon for most of us to start seeds, and the few winter squash and hardy greens left in the garden won’t be there too much longer. Still, there’s so much we can do, even if we can't do it outdoors.  READ MORE right arrow

Food Gardening with Amanda

When the holiday season rolls around, I always have a wish-list of new gardening tools or gadgets. This year I'm vying for this Barebones Hori Hori knife and perhaps another countertop herb garden.   READ MORE right arrow
Our gardens are a source of so many positive things: nourishment, patience, fulfillment...and of course, literal food. Over the years I've gifted many things that have come from the bounty of my garden that I'd like to share with you so that you can do the same.  READ MORE right arrow
There are so many tasty edible gift ideas you can make from your garden: hot sauces, jellies, herb blends, salad dressings, teas, you name it! You can infuse vodkas by simply adding herbs and vanilla, and letting them marinate for a few days.   READ MORE right arrow

Gardening Guide Close-Ups

I don't know about you, but I used to think winter squash meant Acorn squash, Butternut squash, or pumpkins. Then I had a Delicata squash fresh from a farmers market, simply roasted with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. It was the softest, sweetest winter squash I had ever tasted, slightly caramelized from the oven and rich with warm flavors.  READ MORE right arrow
You can find them in the fanciest restaurants and next to a burger at your local diner. They're a staple crop around the world, and they can grow just about anywhere. In fact, we produce around 600 billion pounds of them every year. But they do sometimes need some help. That's why potato and sweet potato companion plants can be just as important in your garden as the potato itself.  READ MORE right arrow
From ancient Egypt to Victorian-era hospitals to kitchens in some of today's finest restaurants, the woody, slightly spicy scent of thyme is there. This member of the mint family adds a subtle yet complex flavor to a multitude of cuisines, and the herb has numerous health benefits. And once you discover how to keep thyme alive, you'll have all the thyme you want for any dish.  READ MORE right arrow

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