Garden Gems

"Bridging the sustainable lifestyles of yesteryear with sustainability today."

Recipes for Fresh Salsa

Salsa Verde (Green Salsa) Ingredients 20 green tomatillos, husked and rinsed 2 tablespoon of chopped garlic 8 Serrano Chile peppers, sliced 2 medium yellow onions, sliced 4 tsp fresh chopped cilantro Salt for taste Directions: 1.Place the tomatillos, serrano peppers, onion and in baking dish and roast in oven at 500 degree until roasted. 2. Place cooked vegetables in blender; add garlic, cilantro and salt. Pulse and blend together.    .. Read More

Sustainable Food Preservation

  A renewed interest in urban agriculture, eating fresh and purchasing local foods has folks interested in preserving food at home.   Canning, dehydration, drying and freezing are a few of the basic techniques that are being used in beginning food preserving programs.   Classes and workshops in safe food preservation are offered around the country through different organizations such as your local state Extension and The National Center for Home Food.. Read More