Food

Chef Brenda’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Nasturtiums

September 21, 2012
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When temperatures drop, roasted butternut squash soup often becomes a popular fall favorite. This version features edible, spicy nasturtium flowers. The special soup was created just for Seasonal Wisdom readers by the talented and creative Chef Brenda Thompson, RD. Enjoy this colorful soup in late-summer and early-fall, when nasturtiums are blooming wildly, and butternut squash and […]

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Fun DIY Ways to Preserve Garden-Fresh Foods

August 23, 2012
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As summer starts to transition into fall, it’s a great time to preserve all kinds of garden-fresh foods for cold-season meals. This Seasonal Wisdom post explores some fun and easy ways to store and use edible flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables from farmers’ markets or your own backyard. Plus, you’ll find other great resources for […]

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Book Review: Simply Grilling

July 5, 2012
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Nothing says “summer” better than a delicious meal prepared on a sizzling grill. Whether you prefer to eat vegetarian or crave a juicy steak, a new cookbook called Simply Grilling provides a lot of delicious ideas. For instance, this Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom dish features grilled mushrooms stuffed with spinach, garlic, red peppers, pecans and feta cheese. […]

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George Washington: One of Our First Foodies (Plus a Recipe!)

July 2, 2012
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Imagine traveling back to the earliest days of the United States, and having the chance to dine with the first president, George Washington, and his wife Martha at Mount Vernon, their plantation on the Potomac River. Ingredients for your meal would have come from this attractive Lower Garden. The kitchen garden supplied farm-to-table vegetables, fruits […]

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Recipe: Chilled Cucumber Soup from Blue Moon Evolution

June 23, 2012
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As temperatures soar, crunchy and crisp cucumbers can be found at your local farmer’s markets, as well as possibly your own garden. This post features a delicious chilled cucumber soup recipe that shines a spotlight on that popular summer food. A big warm thanks to the award-winning Blue Moon Evolution of Exeter, New Hampshire, for […]

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Growing Beets in the Garden

June 8, 2012
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Beets are beautiful vegetables that thrive in cool weather. Above are some beets freshly picked from our kitchen garden, along with a red onion (bottom right). Learn more about growing beets and enjoying their edible roots, leaves and stems in the kitchen. All photos copyright Seasonal Wisdom, unless otherwise noted.

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Recipe: May Wine with Sweet Woodruff

April 30, 2012
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Celebrate the start to May with this old-fashioned recipe for May Wine, which features hints of the herb sweet woodruff and organic strawberries. This delicious drink has long been enjoyed on May Day and was one of many charming traditions celebrated in Germany on the first of May. Learn more about this historic drink, and […]

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Recipe: Strawberry Semifreddo with Edible Pansies

April 16, 2012
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Pansies and violets are charming and delicious edible flowers that thrive in spring’s cool weather. This post features pretty pansies in a special dessert recipe for Strawberry Semifreddo with Edible Pansies, developed for Seasonal Wisdom readers by Victoria Williams of the blog Our Life in Idaho.  Check it out! Photo copyright Teresa O’Connor.

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Recipe: Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip

February 27, 2012
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If you’re planning a party with friends, this Warm Spinach and Bacon Dip will win you plenty of fans. It’s a bit decadent, with bacon and cheeses, but this recipe offers low-fat options. And boy does this homemade dip taste good. Check it out!

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Cooking Classes in Bologna — Italy’s Food Capital

February 6, 2012
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Sit back and enjoy this tour of Bologna — Italy’s food capital — as we spend the day shopping the old food markets of this historic and hospitable city. Our guide is the delightful Carmelita Caruana of Cook Italy, who takes us to some of the city’s finest food sources, before teaching us how to cook […]

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