{Food and Gardening} Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Hey there! I’m another one of the new blog writers from the EcoEtsy team.  I thought the best way for me to introduce myself would be to show you a recipe for homemade chocolate sauce seeing as I am a certified sweetaholic. This simple recipe has become my go-to for an about once a month [...]

{Food and Gardening} Never want to see another zucchini? 2 recipes to help you manage a bountiful harvest.

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Every gardening year I greatly underestimate the producing power of Zucchini.   The seeds look so small and innocent in their pretty little package, and lets face it, in May aren’t you just dying for the taste of something ripe and fresh from the garden? Now that October is here and the last of the garden [...]

{Food and Gardening} Zucchini Bread

The Crazy Zucchini The thing about zucchini is the craziness of its’ nature.  If you sow only one zucchini plant, it dies of loneliness.  If you plant two zucchini plants, you die of zucchini overload.  It is most difficult to find a happy medium with the ubiquitous veggie.  And if you have so foolishly and exuberantly [...]

[Food & Gardening} Basil- Going Beyond Pesto

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Ahh, September. The weather hasn’t yet turned cool and gardens here, in North America at least, are in their full glory. Besides the usual tomatoes and overabundance of summer squash, I found myself with a ton of fresh basil this September. Well not a ton, but over 5 pounds and considering how light basil leaves [...]

{Food and Gardening} Up to Your Ears in Sweet Corn? 2 Recipes to Manage the Bountiful Harvest

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Gardening is a beautiful thing. Turn soil. Plant seeds. Weed a little. Water a little. Chase away rabbits. Pick vegetables, pick more vegetables, pick vegetables again. Here in the Northeastern United States we are enjoying an abundance of our favorite vegetables. Tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, basil, and Summer’s own special treat sweet corn. Sweet corn [...]