Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Companion planting has been practiced for generations because increases the growth probability of many crops. Certain plants grow very well next to each other, and certain combinations can even enhance the growth of the plants. Every type of plant has a specific effect on the soil; they give and take nutrients and each plant has its own unique demands.

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Roasted Chicken with Vegetables & Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables & Herbs

Rinse the chicken and set aside to drain excess water off. Pat dry with a paper towel and generously salt and pepper every surface and nook and cranny of the chicken. In a cast iron pot or a dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and carefully place each leg quarter skin side down to sear.

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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix broccoli florets with olive oil and minced garlic to coat and lay out in one even layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown, removing once to flip the broccoli.

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Packing a Better Lunch Box

Packing a Better Lunch Box Recent research has shown that 8 out of 10 parents will buy organic foods for their children’s lunch box. In addition, school lunch waste really ads up when you take into account the prevalence of pre-packaged foods in children’s lunches. Not only are the vast majority of prepackaged foods dangerously…

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Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta Ingredients 2 overflowing cups fresh basil 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for the top of the jar 2 garlic cloves 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts or pistachios Salt and pepper Parmesan cheese Your favorite pasta Directions Using a food processor, combine the fresh basil, nuts and garlic cloves until…

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6 Common Superfoods

6 Common Superfoods The term “superfood” has gathered a bit of craze lately, mainly surrounding foreign berries and strange powders. Some of these can seem unapproachable, but there are many superfoods that are very common, you might already be eating them! 1. Garlic Garlic has many super properties, including antibacterial and antiviral, which gives garlic…

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Strawberry Dream Smoothie

Strawberry Dream Smoothie Smoothies are the perfect treat for summer. They’re a great breakfast pick-me-up or they can be a super afternoon snack to energize your day! Ingredients 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered ¾ cup ice 1 banana, sliced and frozen 1.5 cups milk or milk substitute 5-6 mint leaves, roughly chopped Drizzle of honey…

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Fall Produce Guide

Fall Produce Guide Just the mention of Fall brings about thoughts of cozy sweaters, crisp mornings and warming meals. The produce in season during Fall is just waiting to be plopped in your oven; big, juicy grapes, luscious apples, pumpkins and winter squashes galore. Check out the list below which highlights some of Autumn’s best…

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