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Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

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Sweet Potato & Carrot SoupSoup season is here. Soup is easy- you throw ingredients in a pot & then you have a hot meal. This is sweet potato & carrot soup. Here’s what you will need to make it:1️⃣. 4 sweet potatoes - peeled & diced in 1” cubes2️⃣. 3 carrots- peeled & diced 3️⃣. 3 garlic cloves -diced4️⃣. 1 yellow onion - cut into thick slices5️⃣. 1 poblano pepper- cut into thick slices6️⃣. 1 can coconut milk7️⃣. 1 32 oz box of vegetable broth8️⃣. 1 teaspoon paprika & turmeric 9️⃣. Salt & pepper to taste 🔟. Olive oil •➡️...

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Berry Basil Jalapeño Jam

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Berry Basil Jalapeño JamChanging it up this week and sharing something sweet. Don’t let the jalapeños keep you from trying this recipe as you can always omit them or try to just use one. Also any berries can be used- so here’s: Berry Basil Jalapeño Jam1️⃣. 6 oz of raspberries & strawberries 2️⃣. 3 jalapeños (mine were homegrown so they’re smaller)3️⃣. 1/2 cup packed basil4️⃣. Juice of 1 orange5️⃣. Juice of 1 lemon 6️⃣. 1 cup of sugar ▪️➡️ Add berries to small saucepan & muddle the berries using the back of a spoon ➡️ In a blender or food...

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Sweet Potato stuffed Poblano Pepper

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Sweet Potato stuffed Poblano PepperNot your typical poblano pepper recipe. I made these peppers as a side dish & topped with my salsa roja.•Here’s what you will need: 1️⃣. 2 poblano peppers (or more)2️⃣. 1 sweet potato3️⃣. 1 tomato4️⃣. 4 garlic cloves5️⃣. 1/4 cup- 1/2 cup sliced onion 6️⃣. 1/4 cup cilantro 7️⃣. 2 tablespoons olive oil8️⃣. Salt & pepper to taste ➡️ Preheat oven to 400°➡️ Add olive oil to medium pot over medium heat➡️ Peel sweet potato & cut into bite -sized cubes then add to pot- stirring occasionally ➡️ Wash poblanos, slice down the middle & clean...

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Intensive Planting

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Intensive PlantingI was first introduced to the concept of intensive planting on an olive tree farm north of Santa Rosa, California somewhere around 2005.  I remember asking the head gardener if someone hadn't thinned the beds yet and what was going. He proceeded to give me some amazing knowledge about a growing style he referred to as intensive planting. Thanks for the knowledge and all the olive oil my friend. Intensive planting is a way of spacing crops in order to produce and harvest as much as possible from an allotted space.  Intensive planting is not just about plant spacing...

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Butterfly host plants

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Are you looking to build a butterfly garden? If so, you need to understand the entire life cycle of the butterflies. Everyone talks about the importance of nectar plants, but are you familiar with host plants?  Whenever you see butterflies visiting your garden, they are looking for nectar and hosts plants. Hosts plants are vital to the success of any butterfly garden. Hosts plants are where butterflies lay their eggs, and they are the only source of food for the caterpillars. Think about that for a second. The butterfly travels around and gathers nectar but will only lay her eggs...

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