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Key Lime Sugar Cookies

Who says sugar cookies are only for Christmas? Tangy-yet-sweet fresh key lime juice and zest give a summertime twist to the holiday favorite with a citrusy cookie and glaze that’s light and refreshing as well as sweet and decadent thanks to white chocolate. Ingredients: For the cookies: 1½ c. all-purpose flour ½ tsp. baking soda… Read more »

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What Are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

They’re called a “superfood” for a reason. Tiny-but-mighty blueberries pack a powerful punch of healthy vitamins and minerals. They’re delicious and so easy to snack on, and they’re super versatile in cooking and baking, too. Best of all, they add flavor and sweetness to your healthy diet without adding to your waistline. Read on for… Read more »

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Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese sandwiches made with white bread and American cheese will always be a classic. But when you take a few extra minutes to prepare these open-faced sandwiches made with fresh, sweet-tart blueberries and ooey, gooey Brie, you just might discover that there’s a new favorite in town—or at least in your kitchen! This recipe… Read more »

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How Do You Care for a Jaboticaba Bonsai Tree?

Jaboticaba bonsai trees are petite and beautiful… and they’re also very misunderstood. The term “bonsai” scares most novice gardeners away, because of the long-standing myth that these exotic-looking indoor trees are hard to care for. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bonsai isn’t a species of tree—it’s a gardening style, and a cherished… Read more »

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Why Is My Olive Tree Not Flowering?

Olive trees are one of the most popular edible plants to grow at home, for a number of reasons: Olive trees are easy to care for, as they can adapt to many different soil types. Olive trees can be grown successfully in a variety of climates and can handle temperatures as low as 20°F. Olive… Read more »

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RASPBERRY SWEET ROLLS

Soft, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth Raspberry Sweet Rolls are a fun, fruity twist on classic cinnamon rolls. They’re swirled with fresh raspberries and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting that’s accented with bright, citrusy lemon notes. These rolls are fancy enough for Sunday brunch, yet humble enough as a treat to go with your morning coffee. The… Read more »

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Fresh, sweet, beautiful blueberries are bursting with summer deliciousness! They’re awesome to eat plain, but they’re also very versatile in baked goods, desserts, and even savory dishes. These mouth-watering Blueberry Crumble Bars are great with your morning coffee or as an after-school snack for the kids. They feature a buttery shortbread-like layer, lots of fresh… Read more »

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Why Are My Blueberries Sour?

Blueberries are amazing little wonders. Often called a superfood, they get their intense blue color and their health benefits from anthocyanins. These are antioxidants that can help to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, protect against heart disease, and more. They also contain essential fiber and vitamin C. Blueberries are low-calorie, super tasty, versatile in in… Read more »

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The Easiest Edible Plants To Grow

You don’t have to have the greenest thumb in the neighborhood in order to grow your own edible plants for food at home. In fact some plants that grow edible greens, berries, and veggies are also quite easy to grow. Here is our list of 7 plants that are not only nutritious and delicious, but… Read more »

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Growing Tips for Year-Round Edible Plants

In many locations, the winter months mean a halt to growing your own vegetables, herbs, and leafy green foods. However, the same attributes that make growing many of these plants easy in the first place (small size, fast growing, edible foliage) also make them great for growing indoors. That means when winter strikes, you can… Read more »

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Four Edible Plants For Home Growing

Since the onset of COVID-19, and our federal, state, and local government reactions designed to reduce the spread of the virus, many of us have shifted to working at home. Even essential employees who still go back and forth to work have been spending more time in their homes as restaurants and bars have been… Read more »

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The Art of Edible Landscaping

Integrating edible plants into your home landscape is one of those practices that make sense on many levels. You are already maintaining a lawn and flower beds, adding fertilizer, removing weeds, watering, and expending your energy doing so. When you mix edible plants such as vegetables, herbs, greens, and fruit into your yard, you get… Read more »

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The 15 Best Wild Edible Plants

Knowing what wild plants you can eat or use in other ways is a survivalist must. Finding edible plants can be a life-saving skill. However, one mistake when eating a wild plant can have severe, even deadly consequences. Eating wild plants is never an undertaking for a beginner. Always consult with a local expert and… Read more »

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10 Edible Plants To Grow At Home

You don’t need a large yard, or even a yard at all, to grow nutritious, delicious edible plants at home. Many vegetables and green edible plants are easy to grow, take up very little space, and can be propagated over and over to give you wonderful food you pick yourself. The following is a list… Read more »

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7 Wild Edible Backyard Plants

You may be surprised to learn that there are plants growing right now in your back yard that can be eaten. While it is critical to always carefully identify and verify any wild plant you intend to consume or use in any way, there are often plants growing among our landscaped ornamentals that have nutritional… Read more »