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July is when harvesting time really starts to take off in our on-site garden. We are so excited to see tomatoes ripening, pole beans covering our archways, cucumber vines loaded down and squash blossoms buzzing with bees. As many of you wander through the garden you’ve noticed that we often grown unusual varieties of common

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One of my favorite flowering vines in the garden this Fall is the Firecracker Vine (Scientific Name: Mina Lobata). The blooms  transition from white-yellow-orange-red along the stem and are especially beautiful when the sun hits them and they seem to glow. As we head into October the vines are dense with flowers and quite spectacular. Look

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Cucumber Watermelon Salad 1/2 seedless watermelon, cubed 4 lbs cucumbers, peeled and cubed 2 Tbsp fresh chopped mint 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup lime juice 2 jalapeños, minced 2 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp pepper 1 tsp cayenne Mix all ingredients together. Chill for a cool refreshing summer salad. Garnish with mint. Note: We’ve added

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Bacon Dandelion Green Pesto 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup spiced pecans (see recipe below) 1 cup packed fresh dandelion greens (stems removed) 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup Parmesan Regiano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup finely chopped crisply cooked bacon 2/3 to 1 cup extra virgin

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Chervil is an herb that looks a lot like parsley when you see it growing in our garden. It is in fact a member of that family and is sometimes referred to as “French parsley” since it is used predominately in French cuisine. The flavor is mild with a faint taste of anise or liquorice.