THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA The basil method
I know I've mentioned before that I have a hard time keeping fresh basil around for cooking. When I buy it "fresh" in those little plastic boxes, the fridge is too cold for it and it turns black after... Posted on 2/13/13 at 8:54 AM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Port Wine Cranberry Sauce with Rosemary and Dried Cherries
In my house, I like to keep Thanksgiving preparations as easy as possible. My way of doing that is to plan ahead and prepare as much as possible ahead of time! This cranberry sauce can be made up to 1... Posted on 11/18/12 at 6:53 PM
LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO Baking Sage Bread For Class
This week in culinary school, I gave a speech on sage.
We were all assigned to give short speeches on different herbs and spices. Sage isn't necessarily my favorite spice and I haven't used it freque... Posted on 10/5/12 at 7:13 AM
REALLY EATING: FINDING REAL FOOD IN THE VALLEY Parsley, chives and basil coming soon
I've been buying more fresh herbs as a way to season our "real food," and I've learned two things:
1) Fresh herbs can be quite expensive -- usually at least a dollar for a small package, but I paid a... Posted on 9/20/12 at 7:37 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Come Together
Last week I talked city with the mayor. This time I reel it in to address our neighborhoods.
The unit we call our neighborhood is changing. I'm trying to figure out how; and I'm following my gut by ... Posted on 1/28/12 at 9:24 AM
Flowers, herbs and almost all vegetables can be grown in pots Paula Lovgren was sick of getting so-so results from her garden.
The soil around her house was too heavy and needed so much work to yield decent plants.
But when she and her family built a new house, her gardening skills went to pot.
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When I had the idea to do a series of columns on various herb gardens, I called my friends Eric and Joe Bergeson at their third-generation nursery in Fertile, Minn. Eric gave me the name of Mara Trygstad, a Fargo woman who was planning to open an herb nursery, and Joe gave me a Web site to check out: www.johnnyseeds.com.
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