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Collards and White Bean Soup

By Stacy Harris After the feasts and pastries of the holidays, the new year has reminded me that what my body really wants are the fresh greens and other healthy vegetables growing in my winter garden. I find myself turning to some of my favorite cold weather staple recipes, such as Roasted Broccoli, Kale Pastry,… Read more »

Pumpkin Fritters

By Stacy Harris Pumpkin fritters have become a new favorite recipe in my home. I serve them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner depending upon number of pumpkins sitting on my kitchen countertop. I’ve long known that pumpkin works beautifully in both savory and sweet dishes. Recently, as I was considering the many meal possibilities for… Read more »

This Pasta Salad is Potluck Perfection

In the South, most occasions center around food. More often than not, events are considered “potluck,” where each person or group contributes a dish. My grandmother always loved potluck events because she knew her food —whether it was her amazing fried chicken or a scrumptious casserole — was the best.

Roasted Asparagus: One Savory Side Dish!

Growing asparagus is really very easy. The rule of thumb I go by is to plant 10 plants per person in the household. Therefore, our family of nine needs nearly 100 plants.

Spinach Salad with Crispy Goat Cheese

Just about the only vegetable left in my winter garden is spinach — and I intend to use this deep green beauty to the fullest before I begin planting my summer garden.

Strawberry Clafoutis: A Delicious Springtime Dessert

Love at first bite. That is the way I would describe the first taste of my freshly prepared strawberry clafoutis. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday a couple of years ago, and I had an abundance of strawberries growing near my herb garden.

Roasted Broccoli for Dinner Tonight!

Broccoli has always been one of the greatest side dish ingredients of all time. Most kids don’t like it very much, but I happened to be one kid who LOVED it. My mom served it to me, cooked in various ways, at least three times a week growing up.

A Delicious Kale Recipe for Brunch? Yes!

Kale, cabbage, collards, and mustard greens are flourishing in my Alabama garden this year. The recent snow seems to have given a sweeter taste to all of them, something I’ve noticed especially in my kale recipes.

A Brussels Sprouts Recipe You’ll Love (Really!)

To me, Brussels sprouts are fascinating little cabbages that just scream “eat me!” I realize, though, that there are many folks who disagree wholeheartedly.

Southern Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods, and have always been a staple in my home. How can you not love a vegetable that can taste so different depending on how you prepare it?

Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Before I began growing heirloom pumpkins, I had absolutely no desire to eat pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie, or any other kind of pumpkin treat—and that’s saying something, since I can be tempted to eat just about any dessert.

I Can “Cook” That! Lettuce Cup Tacos

One of the great things about working at Bonnie Plants is that I’ve learned to grow my own vegetables and herbs. I’ll be honest, though: I don’t really know what to do with all of the produce I harvest, and I’m not crazy about cooking.

It’s Fried Green Tomatoes Time!

I can’t even remember the first time I had fried green tomatoes. Here in the South, they’re just part of our everyday summer meals. I do not think I ever ate at my Granny’s house in the summertime without fried green tomatoes accompanying my meal.