Recipe: Farm Fresh Cheese With Herbs

Ingredients: 1/2 tablespoon Salt 1/2 gallon of milk 1/3 of a cup of vinegar Garden herbs (such as Dill) Step 1:  When the milk reaches about 195 degrees, remove it from the stove.  Add vinegar and stir enough to distribute the vinegar. Step 2: After the curds have separated from the whey, put a damp […]

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Starting a Tea Garden

If you like tea and are thinking of starting an tea herb garden, here are some herbs to consider. Lemon Verbena – Said to improve digestion, joint pain and fever reducer Mint – Is used for digestive disorders, abdominal pain and stomach cramps Thyme – Said to calm stomach problems and sore throat. Chamomile – […]

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Culantro – A Medicinal Herb

In our house we love cooking with Culantro.  We use it to make Cuban rice and beans (Congris) and bean soup (Potaje).  It can also be used for salads, seasoning meat and salsa. Culantro is sometimes confused with Cilantro but these are two different things. Cilantro has flowery leaves that come out of the top of a thin […]

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Benefits of Microgreens

Microgreens are vegetables and herbs that are harvested between 1 to 3 weeks.  They are the same plants but they are said to have more nutrients that the fully grown vegetable.  Microgreens have a high antioxidant content making it food that prevents diseases and promotes health.  Studies have shown that there are high levels of […]

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Preserving Herbs From The Garden

Drying herbs from the garden can be done by air-drying or by using a dehydrator. Other methods include drying them in the oven or outdoors.  Harvesting should be done mid-morning, after the morning dew has dried off of them. Low moisture herbs are best for air-drying while herbs with more moisture are usually dried using […]

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Dehydrating – Food Preservation

Dehydration is a process that extracts the moisture from food. Most people use a dehydrator but there are DIY ways of doing it without electricity such as using a solar oven.  Some nutrition is lost during the dehydration process such as Vitamin A and C.  However for foods that you would blanch before such as […]

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Planting for Pest Control

A vegetable garden can attract all types of bugs including aphids, beetles, and worms.  Adding other types of plants can help deter pest and even attract bugs that will help keep down the pest population. Below is a list of just a few plants that you can grow around your vegetable garden to keep pests […]

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The Garden Perennial List

When planning your garden it is very important to know which vegetables and fruits are annuals and which ones are perennials.  Below is a list of perennial fruit, vegetables, beans, herbs and nuts that you might be interested in growing and enjoying for years to come. Veggies Asparagus Onions – Shallots, Chives, Welsh Onions and […]

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