How to Grow Lemongrass

How to Grow Lemongrass

I wrote a guest blog post on author and gardener Cherie Foster Colburn’s blog. Consider growing lemongrass if you want something that is very low maintenance, grows fast, and works to flavor food and beverages. Plus you can start plants from the stuff you buy at the grocery store. Read the blog post to...

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Sorry, You Can Only Try Two Ice Cream Flavors!

Sorry, You Can Only Try Two Ice Cream Flavors!

I read an interesting article today about some ice cream shops. It seems customers take too long to decide what to order, and they ask for too many samples. So some shops are enforcing a two sample limit. Heck, yeah, it would be hard to choose from Black Sesame Ice Cream, Azuki Ice Cream,...

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Why You Can’t Make Ice Cream Like the Stores Can

Why You Can’t Make Ice Cream Like the Stores Can

I just read another article about how the commercial ice cream manufacturers make ice cream. In particular, how they have their freezers set up. The University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery has three different freezers. Each is set at a different temperature, to achieve a different effect. One for churning, one for hardening, and one...

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Product Review Ice Cream Scoop by Oxo

Product Review Ice Cream Scoop by Oxo

I have a couple ice cream scoops that I use for everyday. And a bunch that I got for testing when I did research when writing my ice cream book, The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites.) I’ve tried the ones with anti-freezing agent in...

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Grilled Green Beans

Grilled Green Beans

One of the best (and luckiest) things I did in Austin for this year’s annual Herb Society of America’s annual educational conference was to order the grilled beans at Condessa Restaurant. It’s an upscale Mexican restaurant, just across the bridge from the hotel where the conference was held. It was slamming busy, but the...

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Vegan Cashew Cheese Sauce or Dip Recipe

I had seen multiple posts about making a vegan cheese-like sauce from cashew nuts. Normally they are raw cashews, soaked and then blended with water, aromatics like garlic and onion, and a bit of miso for that cheese-like fermented umami quality. (Umami is what is known as the fifth sensation of taste. When you...

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How to Protect Your Fruit From Birds

How to Protect Your Fruit From Birds

We have a mango tree in our front yard that is small enough that we can pick the fruit fairly easily. The problem is that the birds always get to them before we do. That wouldn’t be so bad (I don’t mind sharing,) except that they eat the fruit a day or two before...

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How to Cook Vegetarian

How to Cook Vegetarian

Scared Cartoon Pig Funny BBQ Party Invitations by alinaspencil I met a lovely woman at this year’s Herb Society of America (HSA) Educational Conference. She told me her 20-something grandson had just become a vegetarian, and while some in the family were frowning with disapproval, she was frowning in confusion. The problem is that...

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Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

Rundown of the 2012 Herb Society of America Educational Conference

I just got back from the 2012 HSA (Herb Society of America) Educational Conference. This year it was in Austin, Texas. I was excited to taste the food with herbs AND the food in vegan-friendly Austin. Here is a quick report on what happened during my time there. I took a pre-conference tour to...

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Vegan Recipe Creamy Dill Salad Dressing

Vegan Recipe Creamy Dill Salad Dressing

I just got back from the 2012 Educational Conference of the HSA (Herb Society of America.) This year it was in Austin, Texas, and I was excited to go, because Austin is a very vegan-friendly city. I was also excited to be amongst like-minded people who love herbs. An added bonus was that the...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

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A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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