The Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 16, 2013

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Even in winter you can eat delicious garden-fresh foods, such as this Bacon, Kale and Butternut Pasta that is just about to go in the oven. It’s from the Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook, and this seasonal recipe is as delicious as it looks. Photo copyright Mary Beth Shaddix.

In this post, the author Mary Beth Shaddix shares the recipe for this ultimate “comfort food” with Seasonal Wisdom. She also explains what it’s like to run the kitchen garden that supplies Cooking Light, the nation’s largest epicurean magazine, with fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits for its recipe testing. Plus, you may even win a copy of her cookbook! But hurry—this giveaway ends at midnight on Dec. 20, 2013.  Congratulations to Wendy K. for winning the random drawing. Read the full article →


Fall Garden Guide

by Seasonal Wisdom on October 1, 2013

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The days are growing chilly, and the nights are lasting longer now.  Colorful leaves are dancing on the autumn winds and falling gently upon the ground.  But before you say goodbye to your garden, here’s a fall garden guide to prepare you for the colder months that lie ahead.

In this post, Seasonal Wisdom shares regional fall garden tips, autumn recipes and folklore in celebration of this popular time of year. Read the full article →


Your Harvest Time Food Guide

August 25, 2013
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Harvest time is going strong as I write this Seasonal Wisdom post.  August and September have long been celebrated as an abundant time of year when delicious fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Now is the time to acknowledge Mother Nature’s gifts, while preparing for the upcoming cold season. This Seasonal Wisdom harvest time post is […]

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The Drunken Botanist and Champagne Cocktails

August 19, 2013
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Amy Stewart has done it again. The award-winning author of six critically acclaimed books about the natural world has turned her eye toward botany and booze in her newest book called The Drunken Botanist – and it’s a winner. Learn more about this New York Times-bestselling book on “the plants that create the world’s great […]

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P. Allen Smith and Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

August 5, 2013
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Baby, it’s hot outside.  Cool off with this Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe from Seasonal Wisdom. Packed with sweet and hot peppers, limes and red onions, this watermelon gazpacho makes a delicious chilled soup or a refreshing vodka-based cocktail we like to call “Watery Mary.” This gazpacho is inspired by the flavors of late-summer, the traditional harvest […]

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Fun Ways to Eat Edible Flowers

July 1, 2013
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Here at Seasonal Wisdom, we are big fans of edible flowers. In fact, here are eight of our favorite edible flowers to grow in the garden. To help you get started, Seasonal Wisdom shares some more fun ways to use edible flowers in your drinks and meals, including these squash flowers photographed by Weaselmcfee/Flickr. Once […]

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Free Gardening Tips, Food Recipes and More

May 3, 2013
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With the gardening season fresh upon us, these helpful resources may come in handy now. Here are free gardening tips for growing foods — from arugula to winter squash — as well as ornamental plants. You’ll find recipes for using edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.  There is advice for the best […]

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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Frosty Day Stew

February 17, 2013
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Baby, it’s cold outside. As I make up this Slow-Cooker Frosty Day Stew, the day’s high temperature will stay below 20 degrees F.  With hardy vegetables like purple potatoes, baby turnips, mushrooms and kale, this Frosty Day stew will take the chill off the cold weather until spring finally arrives. Best of all, this healthy […]

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Edible Flowers Video

January 7, 2013
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Learn more about edible flowers in this fun new video with Autumn Barr of Peaceful Valley/GrowOrganicCom, who is interviewing me about some of my favorite flowers to eat – and how to use these pretty petals in delicious culinary dishes.

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Recipe for Martha Washington’s Great Cake

November 12, 2012
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Today’s famous foodies and stylish hostesses could learn a lot from Martha Washington. In the early days of the United States, George Washington’s wife was renowned for her hospitality and cooking. As the first First Lady, she entertained thousands of guests at Mount Vernon and helped establish the young nation’s culinary tastes. Travel back to 18th-century Virginia as […]

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