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Now is the time to plan for next year’s growing season!

Starting your garden planning in autumn sets you up for a more organized, successful, and productive growing season in the coming year.

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  • Salmon Patties are one of our favorite quick and easy meals to make. 
Serve with some garden fresh potatoes and quinoa for a balanced meal!

Salmon patty Recipe:

• 1 can wild-caught salmon (skin, bones, and water removed)
• 1 Tbsp cornstarch
• 1 Egg
• 1 Small shallot

Mix all ingredients into a small bowl and form small thin disks. Place disks in breadcrumb mixture and set aside.

Breadcrumb mixture:
• 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
• Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, salt, pepper, parsley)
• Pinch of Paprika

Heat a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
Place salmon patties on the skillet and cook until golden.

Serve with tomato sauce and any other sides you like!

Tomato sauce recipe:

• 2 garden fresh tomatoes, peeled (or 1 can of diced tomatoes)
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 clove of garlic
• 1 tsp cornstarch
• 1 bay leaf

Place garlic, salt, and tomatoes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add tomato sauce to a pot and cook over medium heat. 
Add the bay leaf and let cook for 5 minutes, then mix cornstarch with a splash of water and add to the tomato sauce. This will help thicken the sauce.
Add more salt to taste. When the sauce is done, remove the bay leaf and serve.

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  • Did you know that you can easily make a ramen that's 10X better than the cheap, pre-packaged kind, but just as inexpensive? It not only tastes better, it's much healthier for you!

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  • Naan is incredibly easy to make and so delicious!

First mix 1 tsp instant yeast and 1 tbsp sugar into 1/2 cup warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Mix half an egg with 2 tbsp milk
Sift 1 3/4 cups bread flour and mix a pinch of salt, yeast mixture and milk mixture with flour to make a soft dough.

Let rise until doubled in size.

Place the risen dough on a floured surface and cut into 6 - 8 even sized pieces, tuck and roll each piece into a ball. Let rise again until doubled in size.

Gently press each ball on a floured surface and roll with a rolling pin until flattened like a pancake.

Heat a cast iron skillet on medium/high. When the skillet starts to smoke, place the naan on the skillet and let it cook until large bubbles start to form, flip and cook until golden brown.

Enjoy with homemade hummus, olive oil and zaatar.

If you'd like to see a video for our homemade hummus, let us know in the comments!

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  • Did you know dandelions, although commonly considered a weed, are a nutrient-packed herb? Rich in vitamins A and C, it's a natural way to support your immune system. Plus, its gentle detoxifying properties can help with digestion. 

Fun Fact: Although the roots are commonly used to make tea, every part of the dandelion is edible. It's tender greens are delicious in salads and the yellow flowers can be added to salads or slightly sauted and added to soups. 
We share more info about dandelions along with a recipe for dandelion salve on our blog

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  • We gave you a recipe for roasting a Honeynut Butternut squash a few posts ago, but here's what a roasted one looks like!

These are so delicious and healthy!  There's nothing better for breakfast on a frosty fall morning. 

Top this with a bit of maple syrup or honey, and it's the perfect complement to just about any meal.

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  • In the forest deep,
A book of magic blooms, 
Nature's secrets kept.

Just got the 2024 botanical Yamazakura edition Techo Hon planner & notebook!  The cover illustration is by Dr. Tomitaro Makino, known as the "Father of Japanese Botany".

Hobonichi has been my go-to for planners for two years now, and this new Hon is the best yet!  I can't wait to start using them!

Just a tip:  If you ever want a Hobonichi, I recommend buying it directly from them in Japan.  It's literally half the price compared to any shop in the USA.

Thanks to @wild.bydesign for the beautiful plants

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