Creamy Asparagus Soup with Turmeric Pesto

Ingredients: 1 tbsp organic unsalted butter or olive oil 1 small leek, white part only, thinly sliced crosswise 2–3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground black pepper 1½ lb asparagus, trimmed and roughly chopped ½ tsp sea salt Turmeric Pesto ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf […]

How to Water Succulents

Written by Elizabeth B. There’s little not to love about succulents. With hundreds of varieties to satisfy every gardener’s taste and space, you can’t go wrong. Well, unless you don’t know how to water succulents, of course.   These unique plants grow in arid environments with high temperatures and low rainfall. Like cacti, they’ve adapted to […]

How to Care for Air Plants

Written by Elizabeth B. When we say “air plant,” we’re talking about the more than 650 species of evergreen, perennial, flowering plants in the genus Tillandsia. Air plants naturally grow in the dry, warm climates of the American Southwest and from the deserts of northern Mexico to Argentina’s mountains.  Tillandsia plants don’t grow in soil and […]

Our Favorite Dog Friendly Plants and Flowers

Written by Elizabeth B. An outdoor garden brings delight, peace, and enjoyment to the entire family, even (and especially!) the four-legged ones. With spring right around the corner, keep your fluffy family members safe with our favorite dog friendly plants and flowers. If you’re looking to upgrade your garden from dog-friendly to dog-centric, we’re also […]

Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Pine Nuts

Ingredients: 1/4 cup pine nuts 3 cups water 1/2 pound linguini, broken in half 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 1/2 pounds medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup basil pesto, preferably homemade 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped Instructions: Place pinenuts in a 12-inch skillet and […]

Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Ingredients: One 8 ounce tub cream cheese spread with chive and onion 6 multigrain flatbread or Greek pita flatbread 3 cups torn lettuce 8 ounces hot smoked salmon, broken into pieces 8 small radishes, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained Ground black pepper Instructions: Divide cream cheese evenly among six multigrain flatbread rounds, […]