Tag: vegetables

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This bamboo seed saver kit contains storage envelopes, glass vials and compartments to organize seeds and hold them in place. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company/gardeners.com)

Ideas for Gifts with Multiple Functions and Styles

The holidays are quickly approaching and finding the perfect gift for those on your list can be challenging. With many people downsizing or striving for a minimalistic lifestyle, finding the perfect gift gets even more difficult. Gifting something that is unique, useful and … read more

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indoor plants

Keeping Tropical Plants Healthy

Tropical plants are filling our homes and workspaces, adding beauty, relieving stress and boosting creativity, productivity and focus. Keep these plants healthy and looking their best by providing for their basic needs. Select plants that will thrive in the growing conditions found in … read more

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tex-mex sweetpotato beef skillet

Recipe for Sweet Potato Beef Skillet, Tex-Mex Style

For busy families, it’s hard to beat a one-skillet dish that cuts down on cleanup without sacrificing flavor. Especially during the hectic fall season when cool, crisp days call for comforting food, you can warm up the evening with a hot Tex-Mex meal … read more

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Poached Egg Tostadas with Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa

Quick, Easy ‘Breakfast’ Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation

Making time for meals together can have a positive impact on the well-being of families, including children and adolescents. Regular meals at home can help reduce stress and boost self-esteem, according to research published in “Canadian Family Physician.” Mealtime conversations are also a … read more

Everything Pumpkin
Barb's Open Kitchen

Everything Pumpkin

As the temperatures cool and the days shorten, leaves begin to turn from greens to golds, orange and scarlet, and pumpkin season is just around the corner. While most of us consider pumpkins a vehicle for carving scary faces and lighting for Halloween, … read more

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minestrone soup

Recipe for Easy Sweet Potato Minestrone Soup, California Style

Everyone needs delicious recipes with heaping servings of veggies. Whether you’re thinking about overall health or trying to lose a few pounds, maintaining a balanced diet throughout the year is key to success. Easy California Sweet Potato Minestrone fits the bill. A riff … read more

Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery

Supporting the Natural Ecosystem with Native Plants

Specialty nurseries are a magnet for serious gardeners — and Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery, located in Gig Harbor’s backyard, is a favorite. With a timely message for gardeners concerned about garden resiliency for climate change, Ingrid Wachtler and her staff are ready to … read more

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The Brain Health Kitchen

Tips and Recipe for Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food

The foods we choose to eat (or not) sit at the core of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, but they are also at the heart of the solution, according to Annie Fenn, MD, a food-loving physician who turned into a chef. Fenn presents a new … read more

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Game Day Chicken Wings

Three Recipes to Kick off Your Football Season

Before the end zone dances and sideline celebrations, settling in for a winning game day experience starts with delicious foods. Whether your football parties take place at home, in the backyard or right outside the stadium, kicking it off with savory appetizers can … read more

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