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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.

Extreme Green and Dressing

Nothing grows as healthy as my lettuce mixes in the greenhouse.  I usually have at least a dozen container growing at random times so we can always enjoy a fresh mix on the dinner table.   For information on the seeds I use and my greenhouse conditions read more HERE or click on the image to […]
Traditional Cranberry Relish Recipe

Favorite Holiday Traditions:Cranberry Relish

I know most Midwesterner gardeners  are busy raking leaves and enjoying the Halloween treats this time of year but after the first heavy frost my garden reminds me it is time to start thinking of the Holidays.  One of my favorite traditions is cooking up a feast for my family and friends.   You are guaranteed […]
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Friday Pizza Nite:Homemade Sauce

My favorite night to cook dinner is ‘Family Friday Pizza Night’ when we make the pizzas at home.  I love it when I can get everyone involved by making up their own pizza.   Nothing beats chopping up a bunch of fresh veggies from the garden for your family to have fun together making into a […]
Autumn Pumpkin Bread Break

Pumpkin Bread Thursday

The scent of Autumn from my Garden2Kitchen The temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and the trees are beginning to put on a color show that will warm your hearts.  The summer blooms are fading fast and the autumn splender is filling the containers. Today I share with you the beginning of […]

Canning Tomatoes: Complete the Circle

I’ve been using the Hot Bath Method to set up many different types of tomatoes for the past 12 years.  In this video I share with you tomato canning day in my kitchen.    For a list of what you will need to do this project refer to my blog post at Canning Tomatoes Part1 . […]
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Canning Tomatoes Part 1

It All Starts with a Seed In the early spring 2010 I shared with you some planting tips I learned online at some of my favorite websites. As the seasons turned from spring to summer I planted the tomatoes, enjoyed watching them grow, harvested for daily menu use and today I am going to share […]
Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake

Sinful Veggie: Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It is hard for me to imagine there is anything healthy in this yummy helping of Chocolate Zucchini Forest Cake in the photo above. It is true, not only does it have eggs in the ingredients it has zucchini. Leave it to me to make it sinfully and loaded with calories! Growing what we eat […]
Poppers on the Grill

Pepper Poppers Make it Hot

When I started my seeds for the jalapeno pepper plants I couldn’t help but think of the yummy Pepper Popper appetizers we enjoy during the harvest time. This pepper recipe is always the highlight of any summer time get together. We even enjoy them as a family after a long summers day. They can be […]

Basic into Phenomenal:Herb Mayo

Todays recipe share comes from the garden pictured above. Hard to believe an amazing herb mayonnaise recipe starts in the raised bed pictured above. This raised bed gardening is located just outside of my greenhouse. It is filled with the left overs from my greenhouse that I didn’t want to throw out when the temperature […]

Tomato Sandwich 101

This may just be the EASIEST recipe ever! I started making these when I was a kiddo just barely old enough to use a knife. Nothing like grabbing a fresh hearty tomato out of the garden and slicing it up for a BLT. Back in the day, I would toast up cheap white bread, spread […]

Pickling Made Easy

You should have know I would post the recipe – RIGHT? Click on the image above for the Sweet Hot Pickling recipe I have been using as long as I have been canning. Don’t let the tightly packed jars fool you into thinking this is a hard recipe. If you have any interest in canning […]
From my Garden to Kitchen Snap Shots

Tomatillo Garden Fresh

If you are going to do some veggie gardening why not make it last and make it FUN?! Today I am using a favorite recipe of mine with a new twist to make Salsa Verde – Tomatillo Salsa. The recipe changes each time I make it but you can guarantee it is always a party pleaser! One thing that never changes in the recipe is the GARDEN FRESH added to each recipe. Stop by to check out the recipe and some fun pictures from the canning experience!
Herb Oils

Making the Herb Oils 1st

I have yet to create & share a video share from Garden to Kitchen! I love sharing favorite recipes prepared from the veggies and herbs that we grow here in the garden. I was hesitating to post this video because...........
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Bean and Rice with a BGspin

I always say I could eat mexican cusine every day. Summer is the one of my favorite seasons because all my southwest ingredients are available in my Midwest garden. Today I whipped up a quick Black Bean and Rice Salad for my late lunch after working in the garden.

Monday Nights is #gardenchat on Twitter. Be sure to check out my link on this post to join in the fun. A link to tonights chat is available on my blog entry so you can see what was shared tonight where the topic was Seed Saving.

Day 3 of Berry Harvest

Goat Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries

This has been a super busy month. I realize I have not been sharing some of the wonderful quick dishes we have been enjoying from the spring harvest. I hope to make it up to you by sharing this amazing dessert using fresh spring berries.
Whipping the Egg Mix

Spice up Spring Morning

Garden Spicy Egg Sandwich Ingredients ½ cup of Egg Beater 1/3 cup of diced sweet peppers 3 tablespoons of sweet red onion 1/3 cup of diced tomato ½ cup of Egg Beater Pinch of southwest spice ( recipe below) 4 mini wheat bagels 4 slices of Havarti pepper jack cheese Directions Dice up the first […]

Berries from the Garden / Granola Delight!

This weekends favorite recipe was my yummy Berry Granola Delight which can be enjoyed any time of the day.  This time of the year in the Midwest we are either enjoying Berries fresh from Florida or finishing up the berries we have frozen from last summers harvest.  In this recipe I use my frozen blueberries […]
Italian MeatLoaf Dinner

Brens’ Rustic Italian Meatloaf Meal

You know, true Italian cooking is basically using what you have on hand.  FRESH and usually out of the garden used to create a fabulous meal to put on the table for the family is my favorite way of cooking.  With that in mind, there is no wonder why I am a big fan of […]
Alfredo Dish

Cream Alfredo : Spring Veggies Included

Rainy spring day here in the BGgarden.  The sun has not peaked out once today so I have not had to water the seedlings in the greenhouse.  What better way to warm the family then by baking a fresh loaf of Italian bread and mixing up some creamy Alfredo sauce with ingredients from my garden. […]
Chiroza Wrap

Chorizo Wrap & Salsa

My world has jumped from winter into spring and  I have been super busy working to keep my seedlings growing strong in the greenhouse.  With the busy days filled with garden work and the switch over to warm weather I am totally in the mood for some fun summer food.  Tonight I grabbed a few […]
Potato Soup

Potato Soup

This is an all time favorite recipe that I can create from memory.  My best dishes are created when I use what we have in the kitchen on hand.  Today I had a bag of fresh Idaho potatoes, bacon defrosting from the freezer box and some fresh parsley from the greenhouse. Potato Soup SERVES 4-6 […]
Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard Winter Soup

I have always loved this soup on a cold winters day but even better now that I grow my own Swiss Chard in my garden.  This meal for 6 can be made for under $6 and cheaper yet if you grow your own Swiss Chard. Swiss Chard Winter Soup (Feeds a family of six in […]
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Capturing Childhood Memories To Bring To The Table

Some of my fondest childhood memories are usually from the Holidays or a fabulous dish that came from our Mothers’ kitchen.  Being able to create those memories is not as easy as opening an old cookbook.  It takes time and plenty of trail and error to capture that perfect dish.  Over the past 15 years […]