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Get garden-to-table tips and inspiration for growing your own food and delicious recipes for using up your harvest, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Plus, find edible gardening advice and garden plans from our friends at Better Homes & Gardens.
 
 

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From garden to the table, get tips and inspiration for growing your own food and delicious recipes for using up your harvest, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. We've also partnered with our friends at Better Homes & Gardens to bring you edible gardening advice and garden plans.
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Unique Gift Ideas for Your Friend Who Loves to Garden

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Need something special for that gardener in your life? Gardening is a very utilitarian hobby, and things get, well, dirty. But that doesn't mean you can't have beautiful tools to make the experience more enjoyable. These thoughtful gifts—think a gorgeous brass watering can or a special lotion for hardworking hands—help elevate the everyday experience of growing your own food.

These Edible Party Decorations are Making Veggie-Taining a Thing and We're Obsessed

The food tables at holiday parties are flooded with holiday favorites—basically, cheese and carbs. Which we love as much as the next person, but by holiday season's end it leaves us feeling a little bloated. Plus, we love vegetables too, and are always looking for new ways to eat more of them. Enter: Veggie-taining AKA entertaining with vegetables.

Move Over, Pumpkin: These Spooky Fruit and Vegetable Jack-O'-Lanterns Are Winning Halloween This Year

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Halloween is a time for crazy costumes, spooky recipes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-flavored everything and, of course, jack-o'-lanterns! This year, take your traditional pumpkin carving up a notch with these four fruit and vegetable jack-o'-lanterns. Use our free printable stencils to create your next holiday-party centerpiece.

Got Extra Veggies? Turn Them Into Pureed Soup with This Simple Formula

Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:21

I’m head over heels in love with soup. Once the weather turns cooler, I make a batch of soup (or more!) each week, trying new recipes as well as improving upon tried-and-true favorites. I love the whole process of creating a pot of soup—from chopping to the final stir—and the simplicity of serving it. Just add a hunk of warm bread and dinner is served.

Related: Healthy Homemade Bread Recipes to Serve with Your Soup

Here are three more reasons I love soup:

How to Cook Pumpkin

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:18

Get 3 ideas for how to cook pumpkin, including pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin has a luscious, custardy texture and earthy taste kissed with the ripe sweetness of autumn. And while the canned version is quite convenient, don’t be afraid to cook the real deal. Preparing pumpkin is easy.

What’s Fresh: The Best and Worst Apples for Eating, Cooking & Baking

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:30

All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of variety, they’re all good for you. A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3 1/4-inch diameter) has 5 grams of fiber. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.

Related: 25 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes

So what apples are best for your lunchbox and what apples are best suited for your apple pie? Well, that depends.