Seven Things I Learned About Food

by Seasonal Wisdom on April 2, 2017 gateIt’s been months since I’ve written in Seasonal Wisdom! My apologies and I’m about to remedy this situation. But one main reason is that I’ve been working on a full-time contract with the University of California’s Office of President to write about food and agriculture for its blog

Why in the world should you care? Well, I’ve learned quite a bit that I wanted to share, including edible gardening tips.  If you like food – and who doesn’t, really? – check out these delicious stories. Photo: Martijn de Valk. Read the full article →

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Growing Artichokes at Home

by Seasonal Wisdom on July 16, 2015

Growing artichokes at home gives you food and flowersWhether it’s the edible unopened buds or the purple choke flowers, there’s a lot to love about growing artichokes at home. The plants also give an interesting vertical structure to your vegetable garden. In this post, Seasonal Wisdom celebrates artichokes! Learn more about planting this pretty perennial in your garden this season. Read the full article →

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Field to Vase Dinners with American Grown Flowers

June 5, 2015

Imagine an intimate dinner with friends and family members enjoying seasonal, sustainable and American Grown Flowers on the table and even in your meal. Here’s your chance to participate in a “Field to Vase” dinner coming to a city near you. There’s even a special discount for Seasonal Wisdom readers!

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The Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook

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 […]

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Fall Garden Guide

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 […]

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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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