June 3: Community Gardens. Yesterday, while the world was in turmoil with rioting on the streets, I felt a sense of ease, as I walked through the gate of our local community garden. Instead of noticing the weeds, the jumble of plastic pots, the slap dash methods that gardeners were using to plant their gardens, […]
Kitchen Garden Recipes
Seasonal recipes from the garden to table. Ellen Ecker Ogden's recipes using garden-fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits feature beautiful photography.
Designing the kitchen garden takes strategy, time and vision. In my new weekly design class, I share give you tools to take home to your edible landscape. Whether it is a new garden or renovating an established garden, in this class you’ll learn savvy techniques to establish good bones of a design. Participants also learn […]
Fire Cider Recipe | Makes 1 quart jar Fall is the best time to dig up horseradish root to make Fire Cider, an old time remedy that boosts the immune system. Drink a shot glass every day, or add to salads, it feels hot going down and in your stomach. For centuries was known as poor […]
Chutney is a condiment made from fresh fruits and strong spices, it simmers on the stovetop for almost an hour until it reaches a glossy sheen; packed into jars and stored for several months to build up plenty of intense flavor. It was in late September, with the leaves changing color out side my kitchen window and […]
Old-Fashioned Jelly Roll Makes One (delicious) Jelly Roll It’s jam season again. I’m stirring and simmering pots of fruits to fill jars full of sweet spreads. Finding other ways to use jam besides only on toast, might include this recipe for an fashioned jelly roll. My recipe for old-fashioned jelly roll calls for a soft, […]
Three Layer Coconut Cake with Seven Minute Frosting Makes One Three Layer Coconut Cake (with Frosting) This layer cake is the one from my childhood dreams. It was the cake I wished my mother would bake, instead of buying the Pepperidge farm version. This recipe is a classic, and included it in one of my […]