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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What You Should Plant in Your Fall Garden

 A fall garden means that you harvest in the fall A fall garden actually has to be planted in the summer. Depending on where you live you want to plant your fall garden 8 to 10 weeks before the first frost of the fall. In my Georgia garden that means planting about mid to late …

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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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