An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey... Read more
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
Providing your family (or even just yourself) with a hot, nutritious breakfast every morning might sound ideal, but if you're like most people, the chances of that happening on busy weekdays are slim to none. Not anymore! Start your day off right... Read more
If you’re buying California-grown organic strawberries because you know organic food is better for the environment, then you might want to reconsider your purchase—or at least your motivations. While choosing organic over "conve... Read more
I hope someone will convince me to grow eggplant. Maybe it's got antioxidants or something? :-) Speaking of peppers, I don't eat to too many, but grow them for my parrot, who loves to crunch them!... Read more
9 months ago our daughter did some bad things that led to her losing her 6 month old son to me and grandpa. She was angry and blamed us for not giving him back to her on the sly. He was underweight and couldn't even roll over. We took this to mean ne... Read more
Our growing season is long here, but we are near enough to the coast that we don't get that summer heat that watermelons and melons seem to like. Our average high temp in August is 82 F, average low in August is 52.... Read more
Asparagus has no fat, contains no cholesterol & is low in Sodium. Asparagus is good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C. Asparagus has been used to treat problems involving inflammation and can help get rid of water retention. To... Read more
Asparagus is delicious when prepared simply: steamed, roasted or grilled. I like to blanch and shock the asparagus before grilling. Boil the asparagus for 1 minute (this is the "blanch" part of the process). Immediately plunge t... Read more
Looking for some new ways to spice up your asparagus? We've rounded up some healthy and savory asparagus recipes for you to try.
Asparagus with Mustard Sauce
Chicken Asparagus Fritata Cups
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