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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Get the Best Produce for Your Recipes from your Garden!

Get the Best Produce for Your Recipes
 from your Garden!

There's nothing like the flavor of fresh veggies and fruits just picked from the garden.  With the cost of living always rising, we can all benefit from growing the veggies we tend to use the most at home.  A simple garden can be set up almost anywhere, in your front yard, in the backyard, in planters on the patio, a balcony, or on a roof top.  It is a great way to ensure that you have a daily supply of great tasting veggies, herbs, and fruits whenever you need them!

A number of veggies, herbs and fruits grow great in planters.   They need planting soil, water, and sun (partial to full sunlight) to grow.
Try growing these products for the best results:


oregano, basil and rosemary, parsley, garlic, chives


tomatoes, strawberries


corn, squash such as zuccini, lettuce, radishes, chard, turnip greens, collard greens, napa cabbage

Margarita Pita Pizza

Margarita Pita Pizza

Here's a quick and delicious recipe for pizza.  These pizzas are fun to make and hassle free.


1 large 12 inch pita
1 cup of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 basil leaves, finely chopped


Preheat your oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  On a large baking sheet, place the pita onto it.  Evenly coat the pita with the crushed tomatoes, leaving 1/2 inch border around your pita.  Evenly sprinkle the mozzarella and the Parmesan cheese on the pita.  Add the basil onto the top of the cheese.

Place the baking sheet into the oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Take the baking sheet out of the oven and allow the pizza to cool for one or two minutes before you cut it and eat it.  Serve and enjoy!