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Herb infographic

Saturday, July 05, 2014

This is a pretty cool herb chart that can offer some ideas when looking at what do do with those glorious herbs you are growing!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/8/2014 12:07AM

    You knew I would adore this ! Thanks Wendy!

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TIME4COFFEE 7/5/2014 9:33PM

    Good stuff!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/5/2014 9:18PM

    Great info, thank you for sharing this emoticon

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

I am no runner and pretty much hate standard exercise. BUT, I can't help but be inspired by these athletes!


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THINRONNA 6/27/2014 4:33AM

    What a great video! We watched the Para Olympics this year and it really showed Quin and Liam that nothing should limit us! Thanks!

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TIME4COFFEE 6/26/2014 8:20PM

    I didn't have any success in getting an image to show.

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Zucchini Salsa and a bonus recipe!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zukes are coming in like crazy! Did you know you can sub most other summer squash for zucchini? I made a mixed squash bread, using zucchini, "yellow" squash and patty pan. Just remember to cut out any large seeds.

We eat a lot of fish, usually in tacos with a roasted pineapple salsa, but since there's zucchini, why not modify? Here's the recipe... add more heat and salt to taste.

Zucchini salsa

2 cups diced zucchini
1/2 cup diced Vidalia onion
Lime juice from one lime
1 diced Jalapeņo
Lime zest from one lime
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro (and/or)
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 + tsp sea salt (to taste)
1/4 + tsp ground black pepper

Add ins:
Diced tomatoes
Black beans
Canned corn
Chopped bell pepper
Chopped red onion
Feta cheese

Picked a nice pattypan (well 7 of them) from the garden. DH sliced one, brushed with oil, sprinkled salt, pepper and oregano on it, then grilled it. Once cooked, he topped it with the salsa and Mexican cheese and broiled it. Like a vegetarian delight squash pizza. The only thing I'd change would be to add a bit of hot sauce to the mix before the cheese.

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/27/2014 4:08PM

    Thank you! You know how I love a good recipe !

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/23/2014 6:25PM

    Nothing like having a garden. Sounds delish! emoticon

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ACHANSO 6/23/2014 2:27PM

    Mmmmm looks delish

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GARDENSFORLIFE 6/23/2014 11:10AM

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TIME4COFFEE 6/23/2014 10:13AM

    Glad you're enjoying all that fresh stuff!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/23/2014 8:50AM

    I love it. Such good ideas. Thank you.

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HMBROWN1 6/23/2014 8:03AM

    I just love zucchini! Thanks for sharing!

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41 Truly Powerhouse Fruits and Veggies

Friday, June 06, 2014

I just read this awesome article from the Washington Post on 41 super foods based on "nutrient density". While I disagree with iceberg lettuce, the biggest surprise was the lower rankings for most fruits. What do you think???

I decided to take the list out to the gardens and see how many I'm growing. What's in your garden?

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/23/2014 8:52AM

    From what I understand the article was based on the everyday vitamins. What it didn't analyze was the levels of antioxidents and cancer fighting compounds.

I look for foods that have a high ORAC value as well as the regular compounds. Each has benefits. No one list is complete as to which is the best foods. Researchers are discovering new things each food can do daily. The best site for the latest information is the Eden Prescription on facebook.

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    I believe fruit is emoticon !

It is real food and real food is good. emoticon

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TIME4COFFEE 6/6/2014 10:43AM

    I think too often the wonder food of today is not so great tomorrow so I try to basically figure if it's something God made and meant to be edible then eat it in balance and variety.

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    Oh no! Homework on a Friday morning!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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Are you on FB? Help me win!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

My nonprofit is one of the finalist to win $1500 in plants. We implement garden programs in low income areas... schools, public spaces, food deserts. If you want to know more about us, check out our website.

Ok, back to the contest! We are a finalist in the Green America Award, sponsored by Nature Hills Nursery. As with all current contest (or so it seems), this one is focused around Likes on social media. If you are on FB, please like Hampton Grows, inc., then click on the link for Nature Hills, like them and then vote for us! The photo is of a local community center's garden plots. They want to expand into fruit bushes and trees. This area is a true food desert, with a horrible poverty rate. Please help me to help them.


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    emoticon emoticon - GREAT PROJECT!

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