Organic Garden Recipes


  Healthy Sustainable Lifestyle

It is time enjoy the bounty of your garden.  You have spent a lot of time with tending your garden, now the rewards.  This issue will feature food preparation by show casing recipe videos.


David Proctor

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Organic Garden Recipes

                                    by David Proctor

August 20, 2015

Published Weekly

You have taken time to plant a garden, have seen what can be grown and it is time to reap your rewards.

I am sure that you have already been enjoying what has come out of the garden whether it is from a container garden, or a raised bed garden.

You have tasted the difference in fresh produce. The first recipe I would like to present is Raw Salsa (4:42).

This is one of many good salsa recipes and I would love for the readers to respond by publishing their favorite salsa recipe or other recipes that use home-grown ingredients.

Salsa Recipe

This is a fun video to watch about (5:43) on how to make watermelon juice. Follow along, would like to hear back what you think.

Watermelon recipe

When you think of summer, having pickles on hamburgers or just eating them, is a big part of cooking out.  This is a short how to on refrigerator pickles (2:53).

How-To Make Refrigerator Pickles

I have always found many ideas on , but this is an interesting idea for salad dressing.

Jam Salad Dressing & A Cool Canning Jar Trick


Check It Out!

“I believe preserving food is about much more than just saving a bountiful harvest.”

“It is about knowing what is in our food, making more sustainable choices & capturing peak seasonal flavor.”

by Theresa Loe

Theresa Loe has an excellent website that has valuable information on canning and food preservation.

Quick Tip

Cooking Tips: Pineapples have an enzyme called bromelain that helps to make meat tender, making pineapple juice an excellent quick marinade.

Keep it Healthy: Skewering pieces of meat, vegetables, and fruit for dinner makes it fun for kids to eat, along with a having a meal with a quick cooking time.

Cooking Tips: Grape tomatoes are smaller than cherry tomatoes, so more will fit in a pint container. If using grape tomatoes, there will be enough tomatoes to add 4 grape tomatoes per skewer. If using cherry tomatoes, just stick with 2 per skewer.

Safety Tips: You can also cook these on the grill but first, you would need to soak the wooden skewers in cold water to prevent them from catching on fire.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
4.0 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.0 g
73 mg
342 mg
40 g
5 g
20 g
29 g

Price Per Serving


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