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C.L. Fornari is a speaker, writer, radio talk show host and gardening consultant
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Food

"My broccoli only produces small heads!" many of my radio callers say. "What's wrong?"  New gardeners also ask about their broccoli producing lots of yellow flowers but nothing else. "How do I get my broccoli to make big bunches of broccoli?" they ask. Here's the thing about...

Got garden carrots? Roast and freeze them! [caption id="attachment_18316" align="aligncenter" width="660"] When carrots are ready to harvest we can't always eat them when they're fresh. Wash them well, no need to peel, and slice them into pieces for roasting.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18315" align="aligncenter" width="660"] When I was slicing...

In summer squash season there are many yummy ways to cook your garden produce. One way is to use summer squash instead of lasagna noodles. You thin-slice some of your larger squash to use instead of the pasta. Don't use the baseball bat/door stop size ones...

In the summer vegetable season there are so many possibilities when you go into garden and ask, "What's for dinner?" One of my favorites is to make a mixed greens pesto. It can be tossed onto steamed veggies, pasta, salad or spread onto a pizza....

When your garden is producing and the weather is hot, you have the perfect ingredients for a cold summer soup. This recipe can be varied according to the veggies you have on hand. This week I used: Summer squash Green Beans Tuscan Kale Cilantro or herbs of choice Onion and Garlic Water...

I cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. And I think it's especially tasty (and easy!) when served with mushrooms, some sort of onion, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti squash Mushrooms of your choice Either scallions, leeks, or onions - about a cup, chopped Any veggie of your...

I was shopping in Whole Foods and saw some noodle-cut veggies. The zucchini called to me. [caption id="attachment_17972" align="aligncenter" width="660"] These are string-sliced summer squash. Perfect for using in soup, stir fry, or served in place of pasta.[/caption] I quickly cooked these in about 3" of boiling...

Cauliflower is a versatile veggie that can go in any ethnic direction for flavoring, and can be used to create vegetarian main or side dishes. It can be steamed, mashed, or made into faux risotto. This week I decided to bake it with a breadcrumb crust,...

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