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Cauliflower couscous, stuffed pumpkin, and other Thanksgiving yums

Happy day after Thanksgiving, all! The weather is so nice here that I hope all you gardeners are calling it Green Friday and getting out there to finish up fall chores. I cooked up a storm for Thanksgiving (not literally,…

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Turnip jack-o-lantern!

Got any big gnarly turnips hanging out in your garden, or have you discovered one at the farmer’s market? Tired of carving pumpkins for Halloween? Historically minded? You may want to try a turnip jack-o-lantern! Before pumpkins became the thing…

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Happy Year of the Bean and Pea, Black-Eyed Pea Edition

Happy New Year, everyone! Here at GIEI we are celebrating beans and peas in 2015, so get ready for lots of posts on our favorite legumes. In many cultures it’s traditional to eat black-eyed peas (with or without greens) on…

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Link roundup!

via Flickr Somehow when it’s cold outside there’s a little more time to read blogs and websites – so here’s some winter reading for you. I’ve collected a few random links, and will try to keep posting more through the…

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Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming  up, I’m thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for.  But since this is a vegetable gardening blog, I’ll give thanks to the wonderful gardening year which has produced such a wonderful bounty of…

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April Fool!

Thanks to the GIEI Facebook team for catching this: Now I really want to grow M&Ms in my garden! An older one I’ve shared before, but always great to see again:

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Holiday Tromboncino Squash!

I meant to post this earlier, but procrastination pays off: now it can be a celebration of the Year of the Cucurbit. This is how MG Robin Ritterhoff decorated her front door for the holidays: Look closely: the wreath is…

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