Idaho Gardener has had a bang up time judging the Gardening Olympics. Here’s a list of the entrants and the winners: Gold Medalists for Excellence: Three Winners, ($25 gift certificates to the online store of your choice.) Prairie Rose Garden for the beautiful one hundred......

This is another way to beat the heat and eat well…….the recipe is from my tattered 1982 copy of the Silver Palate Cookbook. Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil 4 ripe large tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 pound Brie cheese, rind removed and torn......

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There’s a new one for sale......

In honor of Earth Day, the true Mother’s Day (Mother Nature, silly!), I recommend taking in as many plant sales as possible. Here’s the short list: Friday and Saturday, April 24th & 25th, Annual Plant Sale at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Friday night is member’s......

This recipe is from Mary Jane’s Ideabook. It appeared last week in the Spokesman Review newspaper and was forewarded to me by the one and only, Mary Jane. Gotta tell you, I am groveling for more scapes from my farmer woman Casey. I can’t wait......

Or, what’s looming in my future. Black Gilliflower. Ashmead’s Kernel. Spitzenberg. Coming to my door. Tomorrow. YESYESYES! From Trees of Antiquity’s catalogue/description: An old English russet apple, medium size, golden-brown skin with a crisp nutty snap. Fruit explodes with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering......

Bountiful Week Seven from the Taft/Tamarack CSA *Magic Garlic!!! Yes, this garlic is magic. It makes dreams come true, and has for the past 5 years. The pulling of the garlic bulbs is one of the most aromatic, amazing tasks on the farm…it’s worth putting......

Excerpts from the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Mountain States (If you like this, you will love the book!) Look for it at your local book store or on Amazon here. Know How Blanching apricots. Bring a large saucepan of water to......