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Try this Soupy Rice with Chicken and Vegetables from Food & Wine

This Soupy Rice with Chicken and Vegetables from Food & Wine was warm and heartening. The tomato gave it zest. The rice provided substance. The peas added a little sweetness. The olives delivered a surprising, briny pop. And despite being comfort food, the meal was relatively healthy.

This summer Cobb salad is a grand slam

This summer Cobb salad with garden-fresh tomato is a grand slam, especially its dressing, a non-creamy, clean-eating riff on honey mustard.

Get Festive: Shredded Chicken Tacos Using an Instant Pot

We wanted shredded chicken tacos. Our Instant Pot, per usual, handled the heavy lifting. Do not sleep on our homemade pico de gallo, though.

Have a little fun; make this peach mint salsa

We made peach mint salsa which we served in tacos over chunks of rotisserie chicken. Super easy. Super fresh. Super tasty. A 15-minute meal.

The Taste of August: Peach Sheep Cheese Tomato Arugula Salad

Our favorite things about August? Tomatoes and peaches! They paired swimmingly in this arugula salad with sheep cheese, pecans and balsamic.

Coconut Milk Chicken Curry in a Hurry; Thanks, Pressure Cooker!

Indian food can be intimidating to make at home. But, if you have a pressure cooker, this coconut milk chicken curry is almost foolproof.

A pork loin kebab kind of night

Our garden is teeming with fresh vegetables. What to do? Toss them on the grill with pork loin. It’s a kebab kinda night.

Our garden’s secret: the soaker hose

We’re mid-summer. The unrelenting sun beats down all day. The humidity could suffocate a cat. Your thirsty plants crave the sun’s energy but are wilting amid the swelter. You need to water them, but you don’t want to stand around with the hose and sweat your tomatoes off. Let a soaker hose do the work. […]

The Poor Eggs are in Purgatory with Turkey Sausage

Eggs in Purgatory, or shakshuka, is a staple of Middle Eastern cruise, which is popular in Morocco, Egypt, and Israel. We added turkey sausage.

Fire Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Caprese Salad and Garlic Bread

We recently made fire grilled shrimp with garlic caper sauce. We served it with an avocado Caprese salad and garlic bread.

Behold the splendor of the Liberty Garden Model 1200

What is beauty? That may seem like an overly subjective even unanswerable question. We, however, aren’t playing philosopher. We aren’t venturing into the abstract. If you own a home, the question is not a hard one to answer. Homeowners understand beauty, and beauty is whatever makes a hard job easier, cleaner and quicker. By that […]

If you can’t eat ‘em, dry ‘em

Color us merry gentlemen. In the garden, August is like Christmas. But, unlike that celebration, we get to collect gifts every day throughout August. The peppers, the tomatoes, the cucumbers—with a little care and attention, they just keep a-coming. Last spring, ambition coursed through our veins as we endeavored to grow all of our tomatoes […]

Now we need some meatballs

In a lot of ways, we’re like your Italian grandmother. Scratch that. In one way–we both transform those backyard Roma tomatoes to the fresh red sauce. Here’s our G@H’s original recipe: When life gives you a bucket of Roma tomatoes, you make tomato sauce.

If you only ever buy one thing for your kitchen, get a KitchenAid Stand Mixer because it’s the most awesome

Attention, gentlemen. Your mother, bless her, owned a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. She used it for cookies and cupcakes. You don’t bake cookies or cupcakes, so you might see no need to make the investment. Don’t be daft. A KitchenAid Stand Mixer is the fundamental kitchen appliance.  It does what you’d expect: mixes, stirs, beats, and […]