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Monday, April 8, 2013

Growing a Garden

For me, having a garden and cooking go hand in hand.
There is nothing like going out to the garden to pick things out for supper.

Even people with little or no room can container garden.

If you want to grow herbs, you can grow an assortment in one pot.
They are pretty easy to grow too.

Herbs will give your foods so much flavor.
You can change the flavor of a dish just by using different seasonings/herbs.

You can freeze or dry herbs for using later on.

You can grow all kinds of vegetables in containers.
The vining ones you may have to stick a trellis in the pot for the plant to grow up.
You can even grow potatoes in a pot.

You can can, freeze, or give away what you can't use fresh.

It is so nice to be able to reach into your freezer or pantry and take out what you need to make a meal.
One thing I make every year is my chunky salsa.
It is great for using in quick meals or just snacking on with chips.

 I know a gardening post on a cooking blog doesn't seem right.
But, to cook, we must have food.
And this is where the best food comes from.


  1. No, no...I think it's excellent to have a gardening post on a cooking blog - for exactly the reasons you state.

    I love the bits that lead up to the recipe...where the food comes from is an integral part of the process so bring on the gardening stuff!


  2. Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

  3. Juliet, I'll be over to check you out.

  4. Yes! No this is totally relevant, I just started a garden at the same time as my endeavor to learn to cook and that salsa recipe looks amazing. Thanks so much!