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How to Make Tomato Wine from Homegrown Tomatoes

Posted: August 2, 2017

A wild way to use extra tomatoes! Sometime late this summer you may be confronted with surplus tomatoes. Not only have all your tomato plants borne fruit – nice, juicy, delicious, nutritious fruit – but friends and neighbors will be handing you whole bags full as well. When that happened to me two years ago … Continue reading

Elephant Garlic grows large bulbs and cloves - great for in the kitchen

Cooking with Elephant Garlic in the Kitchen

Posted: June 30, 2016

I wrote earlier this spring about the size of my Sow True Elephant Garlic stalks in the garden. Now I have harvested those bad boys – mid-June – and wanted to share some news about how to use this intriguing plant. Although they look like garlic and grow like garlic, elephant garlic are closely related … Continue reading

Nancy Hall Sweet Potatoes Growing Happily Photo Credit: Slow Food Asheville

Sweet Potato Greens – Eating and Growing

Posted: May 13, 2016

Growing sweet potatoes requires somewhere between 90 and 120 days to harvest. The slips are generally planted in May but are not harvested until just before the first frost. The long growing season is totally justified by the delicious and storable crop you get at the end, but some gardeners with limited space may struggle … Continue reading

Honey Fermented German Red Garlic

Garlic Preservation: Fermented, Pickled, and Honey-Fermented!

Posted: September 24, 2015

Garlic can store well, sometimes up to a year for certain varieties in ideal conditions. But for those of us who have grown and saved garlic, you’ll know that this doesn’t always happen as planned! Your garlic can begin to soften and shrivel before you get a chance to eat it all. Softnecks tend to … Continue reading

Shiitake, Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe

Shiitake, Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Pasta Recipe

Posted: May 20, 2015

Recipes Inspired By Your Garden Harvest One of my favorite things about being a gardener is the creativity that I get to put to use in the kitchen.  I am constantly being challenged to find a use for two or more ingredients that appear to not go together.  The resulting meal is usually fantastic, but there … Continue reading

Dandelion being Pollinated by a Bee

Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Posted: May 12, 2015

Weeds. The bane of a gardener’s existence. Well, many gardeners that is. Not all “weeds” are bad though. What is a weed? A plant whose virtues remain undiscovered. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Dandelions: Weeds or Food? If you go by Emerson, the dandelion (among many other garden “weeds”) is, in fact, not a weed.  At … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Posted: April 14, 2015

Sweet potato hummus…mmmmm…now doesn’t that sound wonderful? First things first, let’s talk about sweet potatoes. Other than being delicious, they are incredibly nutritious! This tuberous root is high in beta carotene (very high), vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, manganese (very high), potassium, magnesium, phosphorous. And here’s something that you might not … Continue reading

Horseradish Three Ways

How to prepare horseradish and make horseradish sauce!

Posted: April 1, 2015

We all know that a small spoonful of horseradish can clean out your sinuses, but its beneficial qualities go WAY beyond that! Here are a few things I bet you didn’t know about horseradish… Every part of the horseradish plant is useable…roots AND leaves! Its medicinal properties make it a powerhouse! Tea brewed from the … Continue reading

Wildflower Seed Bombs waiting to germinate

How to Make Seed Bombs

Posted: March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Seed Bombs In Your Pocket Seed bombs are a ton of fun. To make, to give as presents, and most of all to throw and see the fruits (or flowers) of your labor. They’re relatively cheap to make, all natural, and you can cover a large area of neglected land or … Continue reading

Baked Potato Soup recipe

Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Posted: March 17, 2015

It’s St. Patrick’s Day; and around here at Sow True Seed that means one thing…it’s POTATO PLANTING SEASON!!!! In case you missed the memo, potatoes are awesome!  They can be baked, fried, roasted, mashed, or even eaten raw.  Potatoes are also a healthy, low-calorie (although not in this recipe!), high-fiber food.  They are a good … Continue reading

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