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From Garden to Kitchen

I am a Garden Foodie and this is where you will find my recipes I love to use from the Garden to Kitchen.

napa cabbage

Napa and Nasturtium Recipe to Grow

One of my favorite images from the raised bed garden mainly because I can still taste the amazing salads we made with red romaine, napa cabbage and the bright orange Nasturtium blooms. Everything in this photo was grown from seed except for the napa cabbage that I bought as a start plant from a local garden […]
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Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips

Spicy Cheese Kale Chip Recipe

I’ve got tons of kale growing in my home garden this year! Not knowing how easy it was to grow kale I totally loaded up on starter plants in the late spring and added them to my raised beds here in growing zone 5b Ohio.  Each day I harvest at least 2 baskets full of […]
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My First Eggplant 2014

Dirt to Dinner : Skillet Eggplant Recipe

If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden.  Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions?  I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
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Grilled Veggie and Pasta Recipe

Summer Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Basil Recipe

It’s the first days of summer and I’m seeing signs that my tomato harvest isn’t too far away.  The basil is in full bloom and ready to be picked and I’m craving a homemade pasta dish.  Tonight we are enjoying this easy recipe that you can recreate adding most any veggies you have ripe in […]
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Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail

Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail Strawberries, lime, pear with rum make a perfect spring treat to enjoy in the garden after hours. I was inspired to create this recipe after planting my garden most of the day. What a great treat to enjoy while enjoying a favorite magazine on the deck in the garden. INGREDIENTS: 2 limes, […]
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Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]
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Radish,peas and greens salad recipe

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

This salad will pair great with your favorite early summer menu. Surprisingly easy to make and filled with colorful vegetables you can sow the seeds and harvest in a few short weeks. My kids loved growing their own radishes and harvesting them in just a few short weeks to add to recipes like this one. […]
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Kick Start the Day Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie to Kick Start The Day This delicious and refreshing smoothie recipe has been my favorite all winter long.  I’ve been using frozen berries and some greens that I’ve been able to harvest from my greenhouse during the last few months.  Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet […]
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Chicken and Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrots, Chicken and Herb Soup on Sunday

It’s been an extremely cold winter for the Midwest  and I was doing so well not falling under the weather.  Today I’m suffering from a horrible head cold and I’m trying super hard not to let it get the best of me by loading up on veggies and extra fruit with vitamin C.   One of […]
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Pulled Pork and Slaw

Pulled Pork #FennelFriday Secret Ingredient

We are getting our share of winter this year in the Midwest and nothing warms me and my family up like home made comfort foods.  Today the house smells amazing from this family favorite recipe that I love cooking in the slower cooker all day with scents of garlic and my special BBQ sauce. Pulled […]
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Sweet and Sour with the Egg Rolls

Wrapping and Chatting Family Sunday

A friend on Twitter shared earlier that she was enjoying the day in two speeds:slow and slower. This is Tweet totally captured my Sunday as I spend it sharing memories with my family. My Dad was awesome…. … If you saw my shares ‘down by the river’ yesterday I have my father to blame for […]
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It's Tropical Pizza Time

Easy Garden Fresh Pizza Recipe

Looking for a quick taste of summer?  Why not make up a homemade pizza for tonight’s dinner. The fresh veggies and fruit being chopped up in the kitchen warming up from the oven ready to bake is a great way to keep warm and think of summer. Load up the crust with fresh diced pineapple. […]
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