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Easy Summer Squash Recipe

Have a lot of zucchini in your garden? Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash Recipe Sauté a red or white chopped onion in grape seed or olive oil. While the onion is cooking, cut up the squash. Add the squash to the pan with a liberal amount of freshly ground black pepper. Cook Continue Reading

Real Food


Real food. What does it really mean? There is no official definition for the term, but there is a general consensus for what it means.

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Tips for cutting fat from your diet

a fresh bran muffin

Most people know good nutrition involves eating a certain amount of fat in our diet but not everyone is aware of the hidden fat. Often we don’t realize that sweet foods like muffins and other pastries can have more fat than sugar. Want a recipe for a better bran muffin? Here is an example of […]

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Health tips on chocolate and memory loss

Health tips on chocolate and memory loss become more important as we age. I think everyone would agree that maintaining memory function involves living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining good nutrition.

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Tips on Aphid Control for Towers or Dirt Gardens

Here are a few tips on aphid control for towers or dirt gardens. Aphids are a problem all year in the Bay Area. Ladybugs love them and are available in many nurseries in the area so get some ladybugs and hope they don’t all fly away! They seem to love bok choy, chard, kale and […]

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Drying basil in the microwave

TG basil 2018

Drying basil in the microwave is one way of saving some of that beautiful summer herb. We had a very large bush of Thai basil this year. After looking at a few methods of preserving, I decided to try comparing drying in the microwave with the traditional method of just hanging a bunch in the […]

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Tips for using arugula in cooking


Since starting to grow more produce in my three tower gardens I’ve found some tips for using arugula in cooking. I’m also learning more about vegetable greens and the huge benefits for health. People are talking about some greens as being “super food” and it’s no wonder. I was surprised to learn that arugula is […]

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Growing Tips for Peas: Tower garden bounty

TG peas

Growing tips for peas include get them started early for a long, productive season. I try to get snap peas in the tower from September through early October.     I always tell people, be patient because it may take several weeks for flowers to begin appearing. But as soon as they do, you will […]

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