Greens

What is companion planting?

Companion planting is planting two different types of plants together, so that they benefit from each other. One recent example paired alyssum, a flower, with lettuce. Traditionally-grown lettuce prices shot up in 2014 because many of them were overcome by aphids, tiny insect predators that can easily take over and destroy many crops. But...

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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 Dressing Recipe Cherry Vinaigrette

Vegan Dressing Recipe Cherry Vinaigrette

It amazes me that so many people use bottled salad dressings. While many people are happy to eat garden greens dressed simply, with a splash of vinegar and oil, I am of the camp that says a dressing can make or break a salad. And I like variety. Think Chocolate, Blueberry, Mango, or Raspberry...

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What to do with the first spring greens of the garden

What to do with the first spring greens of the garden

The weather has been extremely cooperative, with cool nights, warm to hot days, and enough rain collected in buckets to water this year’s crop of fast-growing greens. I was able to pick some broccoli raab, or rapini, and use it in a simple, hearty dish. I got the recipe from Bryanna Clark Grogan, although...

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Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

Chocolate Coma: Chocolate Dinner Party (Part 1: Cold Appetizers)

The All-Chocolate Dinner Party Seeing as how the guests “ooh”-ed and “ah”-ed at the appropriate times, ate everything I served them, and then waddled out the door at the end of the evening, I’d say the chocolate dinner party was a success. It was a belated birthday party, and the birthday girl loves chocolate....

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Easy Kale Recipe: Sauteed Kale with Garlic

Easy Kale Recipe:  Sauteed Kale with Garlic

Kale, a Nutritional Powerhouse I still remember the first time I tasted kale. I was eating food at a camp in Michigan, and it was the green of choice for the day, forgettably cooked, probably boiled and salted. I took one bite and said, “Wow, what is this stuff?” My fellow campers, who were...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

Greens Reusable Fabric Tote

Fun Animal Poems, Facts, and Activities for Kids

Learn about Hawaii while you draw

A Gratefulness Journal with Prompts

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