Gardening http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1181/all en How to pickle anything (no canning necessary) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pickle_anything_no_canning_necessary <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pickle_anything_no_canning_necessary" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/OT7301.JPG" alt="How to pickle anything (no canning necessary) Blog Post" title="How to pickle anything (no canning necessary) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are certain things I will never understand in this world: the rules of cricket, how fish reproduce, quantum harmonic oscillation&hellip;and people who don&rsquo;t like pickles. That last one is probably the hardest for me to grasp, however.</p> <p>Because: come on, pickles taste amazing! Snap into a perfectly crisp gherkin that&rsquo;s sopped up plenty of gleeky vinegar, fresh herbs and just a hint of salt and tell me you&rsquo;re not in briny heaven. Sneak a dill spear into your next burger and tell me it&rsquo;s not tangily enhanced.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pickle_anything_no_canning_necessary#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Gardening Matthew Thompson Recipe Makeover Snacks Vegetarian What's in season Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:16:32 +0000 Nifer 114109 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 surprising ways to use zucchini http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_surprising_ways_to_use_zucchini <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_surprising_ways_to_use_zucchini" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV5273_3.JPG" alt="6 surprising ways to use zucchini Blog Post" title="6 surprising ways to use zucchini Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s already started: just the other day I ran into my neighbors as they were admiring their garden. &ldquo;Looks like we&rsquo;ve got a lot of zucchini coming in,&rdquo; one of them said. &ldquo;Would you like some?&rdquo;</p> <p>Yes, I would. It seems like everyone has zucchini to offer this time of year&mdash;it&rsquo;s one of the most easy-to-grow garden veggies out there and a staple of supermarkets, farmers&rsquo; markets and backyard gardens alike. Finding ways to use it all is one of summer&rsquo;s delicious challenges.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_surprising_ways_to_use_zucchini#comments Food Blog Budget meals Cooking tips Dinner Gardening Matthew Thompson Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:16:38 +0000 Nifer 112136 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD6599.JPG" alt="Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted Blog Post" title="Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sweet corn is one of summer&rsquo;s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection and lightly buttered, offers incredible, complex sweetness, an intoxicating texture and plenty of nutrition benefits to boot.</p> <p>But many people have convinced themselves that sweet corn is bad. That&rsquo;s a shame. It&rsquo;s easy to take a few real nuggets of fact and use them to come to a distorted conclusion about this super-delicious summer veggie.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted#comments Health Blog Dinner Eating green Food & health news Gardening Health Matthew Thompson Nutrition What's in season Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:00:08 +0000 Nifer 111076 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 tips to green up your diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/gardening_greens_310.jpg" alt="5 tips to green up your diet Blog Post" title="5 tips to green up your diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), eco-consciousness is on a lot of people&rsquo;s minds. At EatingWell, we realize that for many of us eco-friendly choices are a growing concern year-round, particularly when it comes to what we eat. Here are 5 tips to help you green up your diet that you can use all year long. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Eating green Gardening Good choices Health Recipes & Menus - Seafood Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:51:23 +0000 Penelope Wall 77484 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy foods to grow without a garden http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/microgreens_310_0.jpg" alt="Easy foods to grow without a garden Blog Post" title="Easy foods to grow without a garden Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I have never had a garden. For the past several years I&rsquo;ve lived in small urban spaces with little to no outdoor room. I have often yearned to grow things, but haven&rsquo;t had much of an idea of how to get started. So when I started editing stories in <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine about ways to grow food <em>in your kitchen </em>or with little outdoor space, I was stoked&mdash;no more excuses not to grow some of my own food! Here are some easy ways to get started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden#comments Food News Blog Eating green Gardening Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:50:39 +0000 Penelope Wall 76013 at http://www.eatingwell.com It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_08/it_might_be_snowing_but_the_garden_stirs <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_08/it_might_be_snowing_but_the_garden_stirs" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salad_greens_3.jpg" alt="It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs Blog Post" title="It Might Be Snowing, But the Garden Stirs Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It has something to do with the light, the quality of it, the height of the sun at midday, the edging toward the equinox, the headiness of spring-just-around-the-corner. Painters like Kate can finally work deep into the afternoon. Cyclists start tuning up their bicycles. Gardeners get itchy. They order their seeds; they prowl the local garden centers, perusing the new varieties and bringing home those lovely seed packets that will stare at them for a couple of months.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_08/it_might_be_snowing_but_the_garden_stirs#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:57:20 +0000 Penelope Wall 18027 at http://www.eatingwell.com Ahoy, Bok Choy! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_20/ahoy_bok_choy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_20/ahoy_bok_choy" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/bok_choy.jpg" alt="Ahoy, Bok Choy! Blog Post" title="Ahoy, Bok Choy! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>They are already up! The Bok Choy (a variety of chinese cabbage) seeds have sprouted, only three days after they were planted. Mind you, what I see are but the first embryonic leaves, the cotyledons. The true leaves, bok choy's particular personality, have yet to emerge. But the miracle has happened: a seed the size of the period at the end of this sentence has sent down delicate hairs for roots to drink water, and a tiny stem with primitive leaves has shot up in search of light.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_20/ahoy_bok_choy#comments Gardening Kate Gridley Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:16:20 +0000 Penelope Wall 18026 at http://www.eatingwell.com Celebrating Radicchio http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_21/celebrating_radicchio <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_21/celebrating_radicchio" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/radicchio_0.jpg" alt="Celebrating Radicchio Blog Post" title="Celebrating Radicchio Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In the depths of winter, I'll succumb to temptation and buy a small burgundy head of chioggia radicchio at our local natural foods cooperative. I'm shocked at the price of a green that in my experience couldn't be easier to grow. Perhaps people think that because of its high price it must be challenging to grow. Or perhaps they don't think they like its slightly bitter note when served raw. Perhaps they've never tasted how delicious it is when picked young and <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_steak_with_beets_radicchio.html">grilled</a> or roasted or sautéed.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_21/celebrating_radicchio#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:49:44 +0000 Penelope Wall 18024 at http://www.eatingwell.com What's Up http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_22/whats_up <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_22/whats_up" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/raddichio_seedlings.jpg" alt="What&amp;#039;s Up Blog Post" title="What&amp;#039;s Up Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There's an old Vermonter's adage that you plant seeds on Town Meeting Day. It's a big day: not only do we practice direct democracy here (we've dragged our kids to Town Meeting since they were little so they could grow up seeing democracy in action), but it's generally the day the sugar makers hang buckets on the trees (they've already had a couple of runs through the tubing). It is also when, in Middlebury, we take the Christmas Wreath off the front door.</p> <p>The sap is rising. And now there are lots of green shoots under my growing lights.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_22/whats_up#comments Gardening Kate Gridley Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:45:03 +0000 Penelope Wall 18023 at http://www.eatingwell.com Planting a Healthy Juice Bed http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_23/planting_a_healthy_juice_bed <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_23/planting_a_healthy_juice_bed" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/planting_juice_garden.jpg" alt="Planting a Healthy Juice Bed Blog Post" title="Planting a Healthy Juice Bed Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>March in Vermont this year has meant snow piling up and drifting, drifting and piling up. As Kate points out in yesterday's post, we've had one warm day the entire month thus far. But as she also says, the thick white blanket doesn't reveal what's happening beneath the skin of earth and tree, bush and branch. Sap runs in fits and bursts, buds stir in their pre-swelling-almost-out-of-dormancy state. Kate's maple syrup pan steams happily away on her woodstove. Both of our grow-lights shelter and warm new seedlings.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_23/planting_a_healthy_juice_bed#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:31:09 +0000 Penelope Wall 18017 at http://www.eatingwell.com Garden Tunnels: Because I cannot wait... http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_25/garden_tunnels_because_i_cannot_wait <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_25/garden_tunnels_because_i_cannot_wait" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/garden_tunnels.jpg" alt="Garden Tunnels: Because I cannot wait... Blog Post" title="Garden Tunnels: Because I cannot wait... Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The spring sure is taking its sweet time this year in Vermont. The birds are back, the light is lifting, yet the cold still sinks its teeth into the soil. I'm not one to be kept out of my garden, however, and I want to serve salads that I've grown as soon as possible. I have no greenhouse, but I do have inexpensive, make-it-myself tunnels thanks to my husband's wonderful ingenuity. Using electrical conduit and heavy-weight row covers, we have constructed our own little system of season extenders.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_25/garden_tunnels_because_i_cannot_wait#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:26:15 +0000 Penelope Wall 18016 at http://www.eatingwell.com Raised Beds Basics http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_26/raised_beds_basics <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_26/raised_beds_basics" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/raised_beds_0.jpg" alt="Raised Beds Basics Blog Post" title="Raised Beds Basics Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The snow has finally melted and I have started the inventory of winter damage. For the first time in fifteen years, there are corners to repair on the raised beds.</p> <p>This takes me back to when we built the beds, shortly after moving in. The first thing we did was move a ten foot high arborvitae hedge to create a sheltered, south-facing spot for a vegetable garden.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_26/raised_beds_basics#comments Gardening Kate Gridley Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:20:47 +0000 Penelope Wall 18015 at http://www.eatingwell.com It's Too Early to Hanker after Tomatoes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_27/its_too_early_to_hanker_after_tomatoes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_27/its_too_early_to_hanker_after_tomatoes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/tomatoes_3.jpg" alt="It&amp;#039;s Too Early to Hanker after Tomatoes Blog Post" title="It&amp;#039;s Too Early to Hanker after Tomatoes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Blame it on EatingWell Magazine that I just ordered seeds for five more varieties of heirloom tomatoes. That’s on top of the four I already have–and considering that only two of us live here anymore, we’re in danger of serious tomato overload.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_27/its_too_early_to_hanker_after_tomatoes#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:52:10 +0000 Penelope Wall 18014 at http://www.eatingwell.com Compost Musings, part one http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_28/compost_musings_part_one <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_28/compost_musings_part_one" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/compost_0.jpg" alt="Compost Musings, part one Blog Post" title="Compost Musings, part one Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I am thinking about compost. Here's why: Ben Hewitt, farmer, writer, activist, and author of The Town That Food Saved, How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food, led a discussion up at the college recently. He admitted that rather than focussing on sustainable agriculture, he prefers to frame the food discussion around restorative agriculture. Can we farm in a way that is circular? Which is to say, can we create systems in which what we put into the soil -- the fertilizers, the enrichments, the compost – and what we take out of the soil – the food – are more interconnected?</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kate_gridley/2011_03_28/compost_musings_part_one#comments Gardening Kate Gridley Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:46:24 +0000 Penelope Wall 18013 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Kale Question http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_29/the_kale_question <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_29/the_kale_question" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/kale_4.jpg" alt="The Kale Question Blog Post" title="The Kale Question Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I just planted them in unmarked flats under the far, low grow-light, way out of the way. In another few weeks I’ll transplant the hardy, cool-loving seedlings into unobtrusive garden corners, keeping them undercover for as long as possible. It’s for their own good.</p> <p>But it’s inevitable. Sooner or later the kale will be discovered.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/barbara_ganley/2011_03_29/the_kale_question#comments Barbara Ganley Gardening Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:42:42 +0000 Penelope Wall 18012 at http://www.eatingwell.com