Figs – Nutritious Benefits

Figs are in Season.  Don’t miss the nutritional benefits that they can add to your diet! According to Dr. Mercola – “Figs are high in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density), copper, and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally …

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Baked Fried Green Tomatoes

Green tomatoes add some crunch and a little zing to your meal.  Try this method for making them, so much easier than frying them and they taste even better than fried. Ingredients: 4 large firm green tomatoes 1 1/2 cups of Panko bread crumbs  (or make your own bread crumbs) If using unseasoned bread crumbs …

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Grilled Eggplant, Peppers & Mozzarella

What to do with a plentiful harvest of eggplant and sweet peppers?  Try this simple vegetable recipe that is a wonderful side dish for your meals. Ingredients: Several sweet peppers, seeded  (Using red, yellow or orange peppers adds lots of color and flavor but green works too) 2 eggplants, but into rounds 1 Tbs EVOO …

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Fall Plants

 A fall garden means that you harvest in the fall A fall garden actually means you have to put your fall plants into the garden in the summer. Depending on where you live you may be able to harvest winter vegetables but you want to plant your fall garden around 50 to  60 days before …

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Pan Fried Squash and Eggplant

It’s summertime and squash and eggplant are plentiful! Let’s combine them with some of that flavorful sweet basil from your garden for a quick delightful side dish. Ingredients: 3 medium eggplants  (I like to use the long slender Asian varieties, but any kind will work).   3 summer squash  (Zucchini will work fine too) 1/4 …

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