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How to Make Sprouts

Last night, I harvested the kale I’m growing in the planter box I tried out this year. Since I didn’t have a lot of growing space this summer, I went with all sorts of containers, and I have to say it’s been rather fun to harvest jalapeños and tomatoes and radishes and herbs and now my second round of kale. I had nothing green to eat in the refrigerator last […]

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Summer Pudding

I was recently looking for a warm weather dessert that didn’t require a lot of baking time or fancy cooking equipment and came upon the idea of a summer pudding. I had made small versions of this recipe way back in culinary school and haven’t made it at all, I don’t think, in the years since. What I love most about it is that it doesn’t require you to heat […]

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8 Tips for Outdoor Container or Roof Gardening

When I wrote my book Modern Pioneering, it was to encourage and inspire the use of our hands no matter what kind of space you live in, because most of us don’t live with a lot of land around us. Sometimes all we have is a windowsill, or a back alley, or a fire escape, or a vacant lot! I recently did a makeover of a small outdoor space that […]

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How to Cut Herbs

I have been seeing a lot of big herb plants everywhere I go lately, which got me thinking about all of the ways to preserve herbs for the months we don’t have them fresh in our gardens. The first step in preserving them, however, is cutting them, so today I thought I’d show you how to cut herbs. Herbs are best harvested right as their flowers start blooming, which is when […]

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Buttered Radishes

I recently had a biiiig party and the first thing I served was buttered radishes. I was actually sort of surprised by how much people loved them, I thought it was just a quirky thing that I liked a lot and wanted to add a whimsical touch to the dinner. But the truth is that buttered radishes are so simple yet so exotic. The peppery fresh flavor combined with that […]

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TONIGHT! Watch My New TV Show ‘Wild Food!’

Friends! It all comes down to 1 hour TONIGHT at 10pm EST / 9pm CT / 8pm MT / 7pm PT. The show is airing both on TV and ONLINE at the same time! Ratings and social media engagement are incredibly important for this pilot episode, so as we launch the show, I humbly ask for your support by sharing the premiere information below with your own community.  Tonight, you’ll […]

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Join the ‘Wild Food’ Giveaway Party!

Hi Friends! Over the next two days as we countdown to the “Wild Food” show premiere we will be doing some fun giveaways to those who help spread the word. As a reminder:  PREMIERE ON TV Saturday, June 23, 2018 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT/7pm PT  Destination America Channel PREMIERE ONLINE Saturday, June 23, 2018 10pm ET/9pm CT/8pm MT/7pm PT  www.DestinationAmerica.com and Destination America GO App   THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS Winner: […]

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Lessons From My First Time Bowfishing

I’m so excited for you guys to see the premiere episode of my new show “Wild Food” on Destination! It was such an intense adventure, and two years of work to get to this moment. As a reminder:   PREMIERE Saturday, June 23, 2018 10pm ET/9pm CT  Destination America One of the greatest experiences while filming was learning to bowfish for the first time. I learned from a woman first […]

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Tarragon Panna Cotta

What’s your favorite dessert? I lean toward the creamy ones, light and creamy with mild sweetness that allows the other flavors to come through. My grandmother used to tell me to cut the sugar in a recipe by half at least, in order to accentuate the other flavors, and that’s a motto that I’ve lived by when cooking. So today I thought I’d share one of my favorite dessert recipes […]

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Great Ideas for an Apartment Patio Makeover on a Budget

I recently helped a friend makeover their small apartment patio and the results were so wonderful that I wanted to share it with you in case your small outdoor space needs an update. With only a few items and some sweat equity, we came up with some great ideas for an apartment patio makeover on a budget. Have you ever made over a small outdoor space to maximize its use? […]

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