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

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Grow Your Meal Garden

Summer Garden 2011 Last year was one of the best garden experiences I have ever had in the past 15 plus years of learning how to grow. I’ve gone from planting to make my surroundings look better to growing to put creative food on the table. In the image above you will see some of […]
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Chicken Veggie Egg Noodle Soup

This is a yummy chicken recipe that is easy to make and grow in your garden.  Feel free to use your favorite herbs to season spring veggies like peas and carrots that can be prepared in this soup.  Click on the image above for the complete easy recipe and don’t forget to stop by and […]
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Fresh Bean and Corn Salad From #PF3 Event

While in Philadelphia the first of April for the #PF3 ( Philadelphia Farm and Food Festival) I met with some inspiring foodies.  Nothing better then food peeps who enjoy growing with they are going to fix up for their families dinner table if you ask me!  One of the attendees of this event was the […]
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Sweet Potato Thai Soup

Today was the perfect Spring day to whip up a batch of my favorite sweet potato soup with a Thai spin. Are you surprised that Easter was only 2 days ago and this recipe doesn’t include ham leftovers?
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Herb Chat with Garden Writer Kate Copsey

This afternoon I had the privilege of meeting up with my friend Kate Copsey of Americas Home Grown Veggie Show.  Garden writer Kate gave a presentation on culinary herbs to a group who gathered at the Simpson Garden in Bowling Green, Ohio.   It was a great opportunity to share with my online network Kates talk […]
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Holly Leaf for the Cookieparty

Holly Leaf You Can Eat

This is a recipe that fits perfect on my gardening site not only because it is green but because it reminds me of one of my favorite garden shrubs.   Tonight we are celebrating on #gardenchat ( the Twitter based chat forum) with a good ol’ fashion #cookieparty.  Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite cookie […]
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Sunday Brunch Egg Bake

Weekend late mornings have always been special in our home.   One of the highlights that help start the day is enjoying the extra time with family and friends to whip up something yummy from the garden to kitchen using a recipe from the family traditions scrapbook.  This collection of recipes gathered in an office binder […]
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Delicata Creamy Soup

Click on Image Above For Complete Recipe Mystery Squash After the potatoes were harvest in one of the raised beds outside of the greenhouse in Mid-July I decided to put some pumpkin and squash plants in it’s place.  Every year I plant my pumpkins early and I’m not able to use them for Halloween.  This […]
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Garden Tip #g2b11

While in Little Rock for the Garden2Blog event with P.Allen Smith I was asked to share a quick tip about gardening. The first thing that came to mind was something super easy and fun for all ages to grow. You don’t need soil, just a little bit of love to grow yummy sprouts in your […]
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Pesto Real Time Via Mobile Phone #instagram

Creamy Pesto From The Garden

Mobile Phone Photo Art Via #instagram :  Follow me at BGgarden on your Iphone / Ipad Easy and fresh are a given when you grow your own herbs.  One of the easiest herbs to grow in the summer garden is basil.  I want to share with you a quick and extremely easy recipe that you […]
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Pumpkin in Raised Beds

Loaded With ‘Yummy’ – Nuts are Optional

Why is it that the temperature drops and my mouth begins watering for some yummy autumn harvest treats from the garden?  Today is a tad below normal in temperature and I’m looking at my pumpkin plants longing for them to be ready to harvested.  That just isn’t going to happen in my raised bed for […]
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Mango – Lettuce Smoothie

Inspired by my friend Jen who is all about exercise and only putting clean into her body I decided to experiment with lettuce this afternoon. This recipe was using what I had on hand as I …….
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Summer Simple Pasta Veggie Dish

With summer just around the corner and the veggies starting to arrive in the garden it is time to share some quick and easy meals that are going on my table this time of year. < easy garden recipe included>
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Pizzazz in My Raised Beds

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

Basil Plant Loaded with Flavor Adds To The Energy Of This Raised Bed Burpee Sweet Basil & Ball Annual Favorites This is the second year of totally mixing it up in the gardens around the greenhouse.  In the images above I share a few of my favorites by Burpee Home Garden. Color dances early in […]
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Stove Top Roasting

Creative With What’s On Hand

It’s a way of living I grew up with that some where between college and having kids I put on the back burner.   I’m talking about using what is in your home pantry  and not planning the meal around making a trip to the grocery store. It can be a challenge for your creative side […]
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I’m a Pepper… How About You?

I’m all about the goodies featured in the image above. Recently, I was labeled as a Hot & Spicy pepper.  Not sure if I should have been blushing or giving a ‘high five’ so I’m going to embrace my true love for peppers and enjoy the moment. Each spring I enjoy local scavenger huts finding […]
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Gumbo Midwest Style

Not a fan of the vegetable okra or have you ran out of your stock from the summer harvest?  No worries, break out the green beans.   I used frozen green beans in this gumbo recipe  to make a dinner that warmed our home and got me to #gardenchat on time! Enjoy – and I would […]
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Potato Comfort on Cold Winter Day

I don’t think I have ever seen so much hot air coming from my neighbors. After enduring a day in with temperatures in the teens , tonight’s dinner needed to be one that filled our home with warmth and comfort.  What other food can do that then a yummy roast all dressed up with some […]
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Bren's Italian Salsa

Back in the Kitchen with Italian Salsa

Nothing beats opening a jar of canned roma’s from the summer canning projects and mixing it with some of my favorite herbs from the winter greenhouse.   Tonight’s dish was whipped up with some garden fresh love. Simple and fresh ingredients  will make any dish a gourmet addition to the menu. CLICK IMAGE above for RECIPE […]
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Garden Fresh Pot Pie Warms the Winter Home

I don’t remember a cold spell like the one we are enduring leading up to winter in a long time. We’ve been experiencing negative wind chills for a few days in a row with only a few days peaking close to above freezing.  It makes it a challenge to enjoy the Holiday events and also […]
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Mint Cocoa and #gardenchat Friends

Brens’ Mint Cocoa Recipe – Click  on image above for the recipe. Tis the Season……. to share the Holidays with friends & family.   Over the past few months I have been the acting administrator for the #gardenchat event on Twitter.  For more information about this chat please click Here. The #gardenchat is a gathering of […]
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Comfort Sunday Potato Soup

Click on the Image for Easy Recipe It was an eventful weekend spent at TCIEXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Taking a break this Sunday afternoon to spend time with my family and enjoy some time in the kitchen.  The weather is quickly turning much cooler and it is one of those days to keep cozy with […]
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Almost Apple Pie

As apple season comes to an end in my neck of the woods there is no shortage on tasty dishes to prepare and  enjoy these seasonal treats.   This recipe is super easy to make and the best part of the dish is you can use items most kitchens have on hand.  One rule to follow […]
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Autumn Rustic Roast Dinner

The harvest season in the garden has come to an end and now we are enjoying the fruits of our labor on the dinner table.   Todays recipe share is made with our Irish potatoes we grew and stored in the cellar for the past few months and carrots that were harvest last week before the […]
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