Cooking from the Garden

  • Add cucumber to your refreshing summer beverage

    Picture this. You're hosting  a summer dinner party, and you have the menu and guest list perfected. Now, what to do with those extra veggies? Whip up one of these refreshing summer cocktails, and let your party stand above the rest. Mint Cucumber Mojitos 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves 2 slices cucumber 1 lime, quartered 1 tablespoon white sugar 6 cubes ice 2 ounces white rum 4 ounces club soda Makes 1 serving

  • Spend less and roast your own red peppers

    Red peppers are one of my favorite veggies to add to salads and sandwiches, and they're even delicious on their own! Follow the simple steps below, then store them in your refrigerator for up to two weeks or can them. 1) Wash your red peppers, remove the seeds, and slice them. 2) Preheat your oven to 450°F, and spread the peppers on a cookie sheet. Using tongs, turn the peppers ...

  • Fresh twist on veggie pizza

    Are you bored of regular pepperoni pizza? We know. We are too. Here are some fresh ideas for your next pizza, and the ingredients are straight from your garden! Choose your favorite whole wheat crust, cheese, and pizza sauce, then add these delicious toppings. Of course, the toppings can vary depending on what you have in the garden, but here are some combinations that we love. 1. Red ...

  • Top your pasta with garden fresh tomato sauce!

    Enjoying tomato pasta sauce from your own garden has never been easier! Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions 2 cloves minced garlic 1 large green pepper, chopped 12 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled 6 oz. tomato paste 3 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. salt 3/4 tsp. pepper 3 tbsp oregano 2-3 bay leaves Heat oil in large kettle and cook onion, garlic and green pepper until tender. Add remaining ingredients, ...

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