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Excellent Egg Salad

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Excellent Egg Salad

Excellent Egg Salad I have A LOT of eggs most of the time. I don’t want to only eat scrambled eggs every morning so I like to have some other options. Egg salad is quick & I get to use fresh herbs from the garden. Here’s what you need to make this excellent egg salad:1️⃣ 3 hard boiled eggs (roughly chopped)2️⃣ 2 avocados 3️⃣ 1/4 cup diced red onion (approximately)4️⃣ 1 handful of chopped parsley 5️⃣ 1/2 handful of dill 6️⃣ 1 diced celery stalk 7️⃣ Juice of 1/2 lemon 8️⃣ Salt & pepper to taste •➡️ Boil eggs, let...

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Spring Salad

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Spring Salad I don’t think you can go wrong with a garden fresh salad. This salad is crazy good. Here’s the recipe:Spring Salad 1️⃣ 1/2 bundle of asparagus 2️⃣ 2 ears of corn 3️⃣ 1 cup cherry tomatoes- sliced in half4️⃣ 1/4 cup diced red onion 5️⃣ 1/4 cup chopped mint 6️⃣ 2 sliced peppers * optional For the dressing7️⃣ 2 minced garlic cloves 8️⃣ 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 9️⃣ juice of 1 lemon🔟 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, sugar, & olive oil•➡️ Preheat oven to 450° then bake corn & asparagus for 10 mins ➡️ While you wait add...

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Kumquat Lemon Ginger Marmalade

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Kumquat Lemon Ginger MarmaladeIf you’ve never had kumquats they are basically little citrus candies that can be eaten straight off the tree. Yes, even the peel.After a large harvest I decided to make this quick marmalade. So here’s what you need to make it:1️⃣ 2 cups of roughly chopped kumquats 2️⃣ Juice of 1 lemon3️⃣ 1/2 cup agave (sub honey or sugar)4️⃣ 1/2 cup water 5️⃣ 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger •➡️ Cut kumquats in half to remove seeds then give them a rough chop➡️ Add juice of lemon & kumquats to a small saucepan over medium heat & bring to...

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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 gardening tips

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Butterfly gardening tips  The monarch population has declined by 90% in the last few decades. Due to this decline in their numbers, they are now almost considered an endangered species. To help combat this issue, you can follow these tips.  1.       Plant host plants- host plants are where butterflies lay their eggs. After the eggs, hatch and the caterpillars emerge these host plants are their first and only food source until they complete the metamorphosis process and become butterflies. 2.       Plant continuously flowering native plants- Once the metamorphosis process is complete and the adult butterflies emerge, they are going to...

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