Directions: Blend all in a blender till smooth and frothy. Ingredients: 1 cup yogurt (lime, lemon) 1/2 cup chopped lychees juice of 1 lime 1/2 tbsp honey 6 ice cubes 1/4 tsp ground cardamom (fine powder)
Directions: Finely chop the kumquats and oranges, combine, and measure into a large pot. Add 2 cups of water per each cup of fruit. Let stand in a cool place for 12 hours, or overnight. Bring the fruit mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the rind is very tender. Remove from heat, […]
Miniature gardens…. a refreshing take on container gardening, an enchanting way to introduce children to the world of plants, and for those of you who must succumb to the changing of the seasons, a miniature garden is the perfect way to continue your love of gardening through the dismal days of winter. These little landscapes […]
Directions: Scoop out cantaloupe with melon baller and place balls in a bowl. You should have about 2 cups. Pour any cantaloupe juice in to the bowl. Peel kiwi, cut crosswise into thin slices, then quarter the slices. Add to bowl. Hull and slice enough strawberries lengthwise to make 1 cup and place in the […]
Directions: Remove the skin and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife. Working over a bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Cut the segments in half on a cutting board and transfer to a large salad bowl. Squeeze the grapefruit peel and membranes over the original bowl to extract 1/4 cup grapefruit […]
Directions: Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Useful marinade for beef, pork or lamb. Ingredients: 1/3 c molasses 1/4 c minced fresh spearmint 1 Tbsp gingerroot; peeled & grated 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp water 2 minced cloves garlic
Directions: Wash and rinse containers with tight fitting lids. Hull the strawberries. Then crush them using a potato masher. You should end up with a bit more than 2 cups of crushed strawberries and juice. Use only two cups in the recipe, save the extra for ice cream topping! Chiffonade basil leaves (stack 3-4 leaves […]
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Directions: Combine ingredients and mix. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted sliced fresh fruit, like strawberries, grapes, kiwi or pineapple. Ingredients: 2 c Whipped Topping 1 c lowfat strawberry yogurt 1/2 c fresh strawberries, diced 1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
Directions: Spread strawberries over bottom of greased 8 or 9″ square baking pan. Combine flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Add egg, mix with fork until crumbly. Spread over berries. Dot with small pieces of butter or margarine. Bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Ingredients: 4 c […]
Pruning of trees and shrubs can help them stay within a certain size limit to fit the confines and aesthetics of a garden space. More importantly, pruning encourages fuller plants – thus more foliage for photosynthesis, more blooms to attract pollinators, more fruits for you and any creatures you share them with.
Directions: Cut top quarter off each tomato and set tops aside. Scoop out pulp. Drain upside down on a paper towel to dry. Combine cream cheese and shrimp and mix thoroughly. Stuff each tomato with cream cheese mixture. Put tomato tops backs on if desired. Ingredients: 60 cherry tomatoes 4 oz cream cheese 8 oz canned […]
Directions: Place lettuce, strawberries, pecans and radish in a bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Toss dressing into salad just before serving. Ingredients: 6 cups spring mix 1 pt strawberries, sliced 4 red radish, sliced 1/2 c pecan halves or pieces 1 c mayonnaise 1/4 c vinegar 2/3 c sugar 1/2 c milk 2 […]
Hosta and ferns are standards for the perennial shade garden. They have similar growing condition requirements and the contrast of fine-textured fronds and broad Hosta leaves does bring dimension and quiet contrast. All well and good for a supremely serene retreat, but what if you’d like to energize your shadowy shade realm a bit?
Directions: Melt butter in a large pot on medium heat. Add cabbage, sauté until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, toss to coat cabbage evenly. Add vinegar. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer until cabbage is tender, stirring often, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ingredients: 1 2lb red cabbage, […]