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Penne with Asparagus, Peas and Basil
Penne with Asparagus, Peas and Basil

Home /Recipes / Main Dish Recipes /Penne with Asparagus, Peas and BasilPhoto by Stephanie StatonYield: 4 servingsIngredients1 pound slender asparagus spears1 tsp. salt1½ cups shelled fresh peas3 cups penne pasta4 T. dry white wine6 to 8 T. extra-virgin olive oilsalt and black pepper to taste1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions1/4 cup slivered basil leavesParmesan cheese, freshly grated or in curls, to garnishPreparationTrim woody ends from asparagus, then trim tips on the diagonal.

Quince and Cherry Strudel
Quince and Cherry Strudel

Home /Urban Farming /Quince and Cherry StrudelWhen I exclaimed at finding fuzzy, yellow quince at the local apple orchard, a fellow shopper asked me what they were and what they tasted like. Maybe because quince must be cooked and can’t be eaten out of hand, these fragrant and ancient fruits are unfamiliar to most of us.

Organic Pest Management
Organic Pest Management

PHOTO: Jason Means/FlickrAttracting beneficial insects, like praying mantises, are a natural way to keep pest insects at bay.Concern over toxic pesticides’ affect on soil and human health is a top reason city gardeners consider organic methods of pest management. Organic pest management not only eschews synthetic pesticides, but controls pests naturally.

How to HEALTHIER Chocolate /Vanilla Cookies
How to HEALTHIER Chocolate /Vanilla Cookies

1This is what the chocolate version looks like:)2Pour 1/3 cup or 1 dl of sugar in a bowl3Add the 100g of room temperatured butter and mix4Whisk/mix5This is what it should look like6Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract7Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder.. Mix8Add 1 1/3 tablespoons of sirup9Mix it well10Add 1 cup of flour (2.

My 5 Favorite Weeds: If You Can’t Beat ’Em…
My 5 Favorite Weeds: If You Can’t Beat ’Em…

… Eat ’em!At least, that’s the conclusion I’ve come to about the weeds in my yard. I’ve stopped looking at weeds as annoying competition for my landscaping and veggies, and started looking at them as, well … delicious. A brief excursion into the side yard this morning resulted in a foodie-heaven breakfast: wild greens and leftover Spanish rice, topped with poached eggs.

The Joy of Grafting
The Joy of Grafting

Home /Farm Equipment /The Joy of GraftingTake a sharp knife and cut the stem of the scion wood sharply at a diagonal. Then cut the stem of the rootstock at the same diagonal to create a matching cut. Place the two cuts together and tape them together. You now have a graft.It seems so easy. At least, it seemed easy when Dan Bussey and Lindsay Lee, grafting workshop instructors at the Seed Savers Exchange, demonstrated.

My Donkey Has a Broken Crest—What Should I Do?
My Donkey Has a Broken Crest—What Should I Do?

PHOTO: Sarah ColemanQ: I recently purchased a female donkey from a woman who said she had rescued it from a “bad situation.” The donkey’s neck seems to flop over, though it doesn’t seem to bother it at all. Why did this happen?A: Your donkey has what is called a fat neck roll or a “broken crest.” Rather than a result of a damaged nuchal ligament, which is the long band running from the base of the skull to the withers that supports the head and neck, excessive fat deposits along the crest create this condition.

You Might Find These Odd Eggs In The Nesting Box
You Might Find These Odd Eggs In The Nesting Box

PHOTO: Monserrat/PexelsFor those of us who grew up with grocery store eggs, we’re used to a highly curated and edited egg carton. Only the biggest and most perfect eggs ever made it from the farm to the supermarket (and still do).But I say that nothing is perfect, and odd eggs are fun! Here are a few of the most common egg oddities.

How to Make Croutons
How to Make Croutons

1I didn& 39;t give measures here. It depends on how many you are making. For this piece of 4 days old bread I used 2 garlic cloves and a tbsp of oil.2Heat up your frying pan and add the oil. You can make this in your oven, for a more lean version, turn your oven on at 400 f. Spray oil on the croutons and stir now and then.

What Is Hügelkultur?
What Is Hügelkultur?

Courtesy Jon Roberts/WikimediaLasagna gardening. Sheet composting. No-till gardening. You’ve probably come across these and similar gardening techniques before. They are all slightly different variations on building a raised bed from layers of organic matter, which rots down right where it is, getting better and better as it composts in place.

How Do I ... Build a Hay Feeder
How Do I ... Build a Hay Feeder

Home /Farm Equipment /How Do I … Build a Hay FeederHow Do I … Build a Hay Feeder!By Dennis M. AcevedoDo you have goats or other livestock that like to munch some tasty hay? Build them a sturdy place to dine. Grab Dennis Acevedo’s “How Do I … Build a Hay Feeder” plans for the details.Find more free downloads.

How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken
How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken

1Get a hole fresh chicken wash it2Cut down the back3Push down hard and flatten it4Score the skin51/4 cup of olive oil6Salt and pepper7Two tea spoons of crushed garlic81/2 cup of Lemon juice9Mix10Put some in your dish 1st11Add chicken and brush on the sauce leave to stand min 1hour max 312Add to the BBQ skin side down13After 15 turn over and add more basting14Keep turning every 15 minutes and keep basting15Ready to enjoy16What you looking at lol17Add some salad and garlic bread and there you have it18keyboard shortcuts: previous step next step