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Recipes & Cookbook

You Know It Is Summer When You Have Strawberry Pie

Those of you who have established strawberry plants may be harvesting them in June. And, those of you who do not have strawberry plants may be looking forward to enjoying the harvested strawberries beginning in June. And, to carry it one step further, those of you who want to have your own strawberries to harvest next June, should plant young plants in early June. Here is one recipe that makes it all worthwhile.

You Know It Is Summer When You Have Strawberry Pie

April Bring Us – Asparagus!

If you are lucky enough to have an asparagus bed in your garden, you will probably be able to start harvesting this tasty vegetable in April. And look for fresh asparagus in the stores in April, as well. There are so many fantastic ways to eat asparagus – raw or cooked. But here is our family favorite recipe.

April Bring Us – Asparagus!

Cooking with Frozen Vegetables (And a St. Patrick’s Day Nod)

This month’s Garden to Kitchen offering is a reprise of Joy Johnson’s Minestrone soup and Irish Soda Bread recipes. The first is a great way to use up those frozen vegetables from last year’s harvest. The second, is a nod to St. Patrick’s Day. Minestrone soup will help you do just that. Add some Irish soda bread for a great St. Patrick’s Day meal. And, now that winter has made a reappearance, a hearty soup and bread combo hits the spot.

Cooking with Frozen Vegetables (And a St. Patrick’s Day Nod)

Make Chile Rellenos from Your Poblano Peppers

Joy Johnson planted a variety pack of pepper seeds that produced an abundance of peppers. In this article, she provides a recipe for using the Poblano Peppers to make Chile Rellenos. She promises that the making is easy and the result is delicious!

Make Chile Rellenos from Your Poblano Peppers

Chow Mein – A Vegetable “Left-Overs” Recipe

Joy Johnson is a prolific vegetable grower. She has found this recipe for Chow Mein not only delicious but helpful in making use of the abundant vegetables in her cupboards. Whether using your own vegetable stash or those purchased at the grocery store, you will enjoy this recipe!

Chow Mein – A Vegetable “Left-Overs” Recipe

What to Do With a Round Zucchini?

Have you ever been gifted with a vegetable that you didn’t know what to do with? Read this entertaining article to find out what Master Gardener Joy Johnson made with the large, round zucchini she received from a family member. Her clever recipe will inspire you!

What to Do With a Round Zucchini?

A Cinderella Eggplant Recipe

Fall is here, and Joy Johnson’s garden is harvested. She picked and stored her veggies with the best intentions to use them all at their peak of ripeness. But when she found a long, skinny eggplant that she forgot about in the bottom drawer of her refrigerator, she made sure not to waste it. Read Joy’s hearty eggplant recipe that tastes great.

A Cinderella Eggplant Recipe

Lasagna Soup

Too many tomatoes? Basil that needs a recipe? This month’s Vegetable Section features “Lasagna soup” that uses both garden vegetables. As fall days become cooler, we can all use a comforting, hearty soup.

Lasagna Soup

Root Veggie Tart

Root veggies are popular to grow in home gardens, easy to store, and very nutritious. This “Root Veggie Tart” was a winner with Joy Johnson’s entire family. A delicious and nutritious vegetable treat with fresh or stored root veggies.

Root Veggie Tart

Hang on to Summer – Salads (and More)

As fall harvest season arrives, the challenge is to create or try new recipes to fully appreciate the array of tastes available to us. As always, Master Gardener Joy Johnson is ready with recipes, this time, salads that help us to hang on to summer. And just to make sure that you use the abundant apple crop available to us now, she provides a scrumptious apple-centered dessert bar. Let your mouth water while reading these delicious recipes.

Hang on to Summer – Salads (and More)

Making Delicious Meals with Hardy Vegetables

Master Gardener Joy Johnson is an accomplished vegetable grower but even she struggled this year with the effects of the hot weather and drought on her crops. Still, she offers 4 tried, true and delicious recipes for using the vegetables that were garden champions this year. You will want to read this article for inspiration in the kitchen!

Making Delicious Meals with Hardy Vegetables

Strawberry Asparagus Salad and a Challenge!

It’s July and some of your vegetables and fruit are ripe for picking – yay! Two of these early products are asparagus and strawberries. And, luckily, they go together in a delicious salad. Read Joy Johnson’s article for an easy recipe. And, keep reading for a more difficult recipe for Strawberry Cucumber bread. If you’re up for the challenge, you will be rewarded with a delicious treat!

Strawberry Asparagus Salad and a Challenge!
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