Organic Recipes

There are many fruits and vegetables that are specially grown and harvested for the season of fall. Fruits and vegetables that can be used as a great ingredient  in preparing the best comfort food for the cold weather that fall brings.

Here are 10 Tasty Ways to Prepare Food from Your Fall Produce

 

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1. Blueberries

Highlight the taste of your favorite pork and turkey dishes by using blueberries as the main ingredient for its amazing sauce.

 

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2. Apples

There is no better fruit that represents the season of fall than the tasty apple. An apple pie is a household recipe which reminds us that fall is just around the corner. Apples can also be great when added to oatmeal for breakfast partnered with some cinnamon and brown sugar.

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Every day we consume different types of food. Healthy or not, as long as it is to our liking and preference, we eat it. We do not care about the effects of the food that we take in our body. We only regret all the bad habits and decisions that we have made regarding our diet when we feel that there is something wrong in our body. So, how can we prevent this scenario from happening to us in the future? The first thing we need to do is to start eating right and start thinking about the best healthy foods that we can integrate in our diet. And none is healthier than the organics that we grow in our gardens. These organics that ranges from fruits, vegetables, and poultry products should be taken daily if one has access to them.

 

Here are 5 Organic Super Foods That You Should Eat Everyday

 

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1. Eggs

If you have organic chickens in your garden then you will also have organic eggs. Eggs are high in protein and it is a favorite breakfast that is best partnered with toasted organic bread and fresh milk. But an egg doesn’t only satisfy your tummy but also packs a lot of benefits that our body needs. While it is a common knowledge that eggs are rich in protein, it also has antioxidant properties that can be found in its yolk. Namely, lutein and zeaxantine that help keep our eyes healthy.

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Who wants to have their crops be enjoyed all year long? Yes, we all do! So why don’t we all start to stock up and can them up before it’s too late? Here are our top 4 picks of veggies and fruits that are not only great to preserve, but also easy to do:

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1. Raspberries and Blackberries

These goodies won’t last long, so make sure to stock them up and turn them into jams and jelly! You could lock in the flavor by doing this even without corn syrup – which most canned preserves have.

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Flower omelette

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Are broccoli, artichokes, and cauliflower included in your diet? Well, you are actually consuming the flowering bud of those plants. Edible flowers were traced to have been accentuating flavors of some cuisines since thousands of years ago. Some may be disgusting to taste but most would definitely be filling your taste buds with unique flavor and could certainly be adding a special kick to your meals. Here are 8 of the first-rate edible flowers which you can plant in your yard:

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1. Chrysanthemums

Taste: slightly spicy to strongly pungent

This gorgeous bloom can grow well under full sunlight and well-drained soil. Its petals are usually used in rice dishes and even boosts the flavor in burritos.

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brews for garden plants

There are a lot of fertilizers and soil additives that you can buy commercially. They can be helpful in your garden’s production but some can also be dangerous to your plants, to your health, to your family’s health, and to animals.

You can boost your garden’s productivity without using any of these fertilizers and soil additives; you can use your kitchen scraps or waste from Mother Nature. Using these can help your plants bloom and grow.

Here are 7 recipes that you can easily and cheaply make and that are helpful in your garden.

Boiled Eggs Water

After boiling eggs, do not throw the water that you used. Allow the water to cool down before using it in your garden. When you boil eggs there will be traces of calcium that will be left behind in the water.

Boiled Vegetable Water

Do not throw the water that you used in boiling your vegetables. When the water is already cool, you can now pour it into your garden soil, around your plants. When you boil your vegetables, there are nutrients that will be left in the water.

Compost Tea

Compost tea is easy to make. All you need is a shovelful of compost, place it in a bucket. Fill the bucket with water and let it sit for 3 to 7 days. Compost tea is also rich in nutrients.

Garden Scraps

Collect garden scraps such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and dead flower heads. Place them in a bucket or container, fill the container with water and allow it to steep for a week or so. Make sure to cover the container. After that, strain and use the water in your garden. Add the garden scraps in your compost pile.

You can also combine your garden scraps and kitchen scraps.

Kitchen Scraps

Place your vegetable peelings in a bucket and then fill it with boiling water. Let it sit overnight up to two days. After that, strain and use the water to your plants. Do not use your meat or dairy kitchen scraps.

Manure Tea

Scoop a shovelful of well-rotted manure and put it in a 5-gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with water, and then let it sit overnight. Apply the solution directly into your garden soil. Make sure that it will not come in contact with the leaves or stems of your plants. Apply manure every 2 to 3 weeks.

Seaweeds or Kelp

You can collect seaweeds from the beach, you’re lucky if you live near a beach or an ocean. Collect seaweeds that are near cold-water only, rinse them well so that the salt will be removed and then put them in a barrel or any container. Fill the container with water and then cover it with a lid. Let it brew for 2 months.

Dilute with water and make a spray. Spray it to your plants to speed up the production of fruit and flower.

Why do you have to buy inorganic and unsafe fertilizers commercially, when you can make your own brews? Homemade brews are very helpful to your garden’s production and they are also completely safe to use.

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