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Expert Tip: How to Pair Wine with Crab

Expert Tip: How to Pair Wine with Crab | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

I usually include crabcakes on the 7 fishes menu for Christmas Eve, so this article is both useful and timely!

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Cheers! All About Bubbly

Cheers! All About Bubbly | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
While drinking sparkling wine should really be a year-round obligation, opportunities to consume it rise exponentially during the last six weeks of the year. Basically the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is just one long bubbly fest.
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Because I love my bubbles!

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Photography: A Look at the Four Seasons at the High Line

Photography: A Look at the Four Seasons at the High Line | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
The official Web site of the High Line and Friends of the High Line
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At this time of year, it's nice to remember that there are four seasons and things will become green again.  A lovely photo essay from an important organization.

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MIKE DEVLIN—Named “Father of Camden Community Gardening”

MIKE DEVLIN—Named “Father of Camden Community Gardening” | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
MIKE DEVLIN—Named “Father of Camden Community Gardening” Father’s Day was celebrated by the Camden City Mayor’s Office to Honor Dynamic Dads. For Father’s Day 2012, Camden City Mayor Dana L. Redd h...
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A bright spot for gardening in South Jersey.

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An Edible List of Cookbooks for Giving this Holiday Season | edible Stories

An Edible List of Cookbooks for Giving this Holiday Season | edible Stories | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
Welcome to Edible Communities - a network of local food publications.
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Luckily, I get to enjoy Edible Jersey (and no, it's not an oxymoron, it's still the Garden State).  Here's a great list of cookbook gifts from the Edible communities.

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Top 10 Red Hybrid Tea Roses - A Listly List

Top 10 Red Hybrid Tea Roses - A Listly List | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
Listly List - Top 10 Red Hybrid Tea Roses - Alec's Red, Mr Lincoln, Dame de Coeur, Ingrid Bergman, Uncle Joe, Firefighter, and Veteran's Honor
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Although I prefer English roses to hybrid teas, I'd certainly defer to Chris Van Cleave for his advice.  A useful list!

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Download our 2013 Trends Report!

Download our 2013 Trends Report! | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
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I'm always looking for 'bliss' in my gardens.  This report from Garden Media Group should help!

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Choosing Foods by Color? - Ask Dr. Weil

Choosing Foods by Color? - Ask Dr. Weil | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
I've heard that we should have a mix of foods of various colors on our plates. Can you give me an idea of the specific benefits of the different colors? How many fruits and vegetables do you recommend per meal?
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The 'colorwheel' approach to healthy eating - and planting selection - seems to make a lot of sense!

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Wine Braised Chicken with Parsnips - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine

Wine Braised Chicken with Parsnips - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

I am thinking of planting parsnips next year for something different.  This will be a great way to use them!

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Landscaping without Grass

Landscaping without Grass | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

One of my garden goals for 2013 is to 'lose the lawn,' so I'm loving these ideas....

 

See 21 inspiring ideas for landscaping without grass. Replace the lawn with easy, earth-friendly landscaping.

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Delicious Pear Cocktails - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine

Delicious Pear Cocktails - Hungry Crowd | Food & Wine | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

I love cooking with pears, so adding them to winter cocktails seems like a logical extension.  Some terrrifc ideas here!

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Plant of the Week: Winter Sun mahonia

Mahoni look like plants that Wilma Flintstone would grow - so bold and exotic.  They shine at a time when not much else is happening in the garden - a great contrast to standard holiday fare.

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A Rose is a Rose...: Enjoying Late Season Roses

A Rose is a Rose...: Enjoying Late Season Roses | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

Chris VanCleave is an award-winning rosarian and genuinely nice guy!  He recently recommended the 'Drift' series of roses to me for edging open vegetable beds, and I can't wait to try them.  Check out his 'Garden Roses' topic on scoop.it for lots of great info and beautiful pix!


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Oranges with Rosemary-Infused Honey Recipe - Tamar Adler | Food & Wine

Oranges with Rosemary-Infused Honey Recipe - Tamar Adler | Food & Wine | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

The holidays can be a challenge for those of us who don't bake.  I mean, I use my oven for some serious roasting, but you can forget about chocolate chip cookies.  So, I was thrilled to see this simple and scrumptious recipe for honey-scented fresh oranges in this month's 'Food & Wine' magazine.  A light, fresh dessert that will be perfect ending to our Italian 'seven fishes' dinner on Christmas Eve.

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Gratin Recipes: Potato, Cauliflower And More (PHOTOS)

Gratin Recipes: Potato, Cauliflower And More (PHOTOS) | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
A good gratin recipe will change your life. And, it'll also make you a gratin addict (which we have no problem with).
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A gratin is a terrific main course for a cold winter night.  Check out the recipes and photos here!

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100 things to do with a Meyer lemon

100 things to do with a Meyer lemon | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
IF Cézanne had lived not in France but in Southern California, his still lifes would have overflowed with Meyer lemons.
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It's Meyer lemon season!  All you lucky folks on the Left coast have easier access, but I can still get them now at Wegmans.  And oh, oh, the things you can make with them.  Some great ideas here!

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Pecorino and Parmesan Cheese Straws

Pecorino and Parmesan Cheese Straws | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
These slender straws feature two aged cheeses, one made from cow’s milk and the other from sheep’s milk. The Parmesan is milder, but its distinctive deep flavor is unmistakable; the rustic pecorino adds a salty sharpness.
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Now here's some good Italian holiday snacking!  And don't you love the etched wine tumblers?

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Extending Vase Life Of Your Blooms

Extending Vase Life Of Your Blooms | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
Extending the vase life of cut flowers is a constant pursuit for many. Florists and home gardeners alike may be surprised to hear of a way to naturally extend the life of your cut flowers with a sp...
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A great suggestion to consider as you plan next year's rose garden.

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Osso Buco

Osso Buco | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
Braised in the Italian style, these fork-tender veal shanks are the perfect cold-weather dish. Serve with pasta or polenta for a soul-satisfying supper.
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Oh, there's nothing like a plate of Osso Buco with Risotto a la Milanese.    Makes me homesick for Italy!  And the oval Dutch oven from Staub isn't bad either.  Santa?  I'll cook it for you!

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Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Vertical Gardens With Supernatural Healing Powers | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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The combination of modern and organic elements depicted in these photos is so effective.  And the snake plant, a perfect choice for a vertical living wall.

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The Garden Plot: Using Instagram in Your Garden Business

The Garden Plot: Using Instagram in Your Garden Business | Garden to Table | Scoop.it
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What are your thoughts on using Instagram for your garden business?

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Prosecco Recipes - Whole Living Eat Well

Prosecco Recipes - Whole Living Eat Well | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

There's no happier drink on earth than prosecco - bubbly, tickly, and not nearly as serious as champagne.  Seriously, what's not to love?

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Ten Steps to an Elegant Winter Floral Arrangement

Ten Steps to an Elegant Winter Floral Arrangement | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

Creating winter floral arrangements are always a fun challenge.  This article breaks the process down into a few easy steps.

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Plants with beautiful fall berries

Plants with beautiful fall berries | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

Time for cuttings for winter arrangements.  I need more berries in my garden!

 

These shrubs and garden-scale trees can bejewel a landscape from early autumn well into winter...

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Expert Tip: How to Pair Wine with Crab

Expert Tip: How to Pair Wine with Crab | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

I usually include crabcakes on the 7 fishes menu for Christmas Eve, so this article is both useful and timely!

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How to Make Your Own Christmas Wreath: With Giveaway! | North Coast Gardening

How to Make Your Own Christmas Wreath: With Giveaway! | North Coast Gardening | Garden to Table | Scoop.it

Here we go - an easy and fun holiday project that you can make with cuttings from your own yard!  I typically see wreath frames like this at the Goodwill store for cheap cheap cheap.  And unlike floral foam, the wire frames can be re-used next year.

 

Read the article and comment to be entered in the giveaway!

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