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.
My recipe for cranberry-orange scones first appeared in Vermont Country Store Cookbook, developed by one of my recipe testers to replace the one that Mildred Orton baked for her family. Due to the whole wheat flour she used, hers were rather dense and slightly serious; it was necessary to eat them right away, as they […]
Because it’s winter, and making and giving food this time of year is so satisfying, I’ll share one of my favorite recipes. Meet carrot-orange marmalade, made with only four ingredients: organic lemons, oranges, carrots and sugar. Simmer on stovetop until thick, yet also tests on a candy thermometer at 220F. Pack into decorative French marmalade […]
It’s the only one left. I spend a lot of time thinking about this old tree, the trunk twisted and hollow, and who might have planted her a hundred years ago. Winter storms have had their way with the others yet despite the odds, this bumper crop is keeping me busy making sauce and apple […]
Every gardener has favorites, and Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, or Polygonum orientale is mine. An heirloom flower, it grows at the entrance to the kitchen garden, yet equally dramatic along a garden garden. The seeds originated in China, yet has been a mainstay in American heirloom flower gardens for over a century and the bees adore it. The […]