I have always loved seeing a Harvest. I have always had a passion to have my own ever since I saw my grandpa's garden and how my grandma would make all these amazing dishes and teach me what was in her cupboards.
Today, I have my own Edible Land. I started it in small containers in 2008 and worked my way up to a landscape in 2011. Today it is 2017 and this is the year of our first major harvest in all we have planted.
Our Apple Tree's are finally going to bare fruit, our pear tree and cherry tree's, plums and berries. I am so excited.
Our Grape Vines have the most grapes ever. It's only May and I have already harvested 4 bunches of Lettuce and a container of Swiss Chard and our Peppers and Tomatoes are coming along great. This is our 1st year for celery and it's doing great.
I had some compost squash plants growing and decided to keep them and be surprised at out harvest. They could be either crooked neck squah, acorn squash, butternut squash or spagetti squash. They are in bloom now so we will see what they will become soon.
All photos taken today May 27th 2017
Rosalind Creasy is a noted gardening authority and the author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, which won the Garden Writers of America's Best General Book. A landscape designer and expert gardener, she is also the contributor to several major gardening magazines, including Country Living Gardening. Rosalind resides in Los Altos, CA.
Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen, by Kathy Patalsky
The Oh She Glows Cookbook, by Angela Liddon
NYC Vegan, by Suchman & Ciment
Vegan For Everybody, by America’s Test Kitchen
Veganize It, by Robin Robertson
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot, by Kathy Hester
Homestyle Cooking, by Amber St. Peter
Vegan 101, by Engel & Bell
Nom Yourself: Simple Vegan Cooking, by Mary Mattern
Roberto’s New Vegan Cooking, by Roberto Martin
Isa Does It, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, by Dana Shultz
The Homemade Vegan Pantry, by Miyoko Schinner
1,000 Vegan Recipes, by Robin Robertson
Veganomicon, by Moskowitz & Romero
The Taco Cleanse, by Allison, Bogdanich, Frisinger, & Morris
The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, by Donna Klein
The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, by Reinfeld & Murray
Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen, by Chloe Coscarelli
Vegan Soul Kitchen, by Bryant Terry
Caribbean Vegan, by Taymer Mason
Appetite for Reduction, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook, Neal Barnard, MD
Chocolate-Covered Katie, by Katie Higgins
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, by Chloe Coscarelli
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, by Moskowitz & Romero
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Moskowitz & Romero
Ani’s Raw Food Desserts, by Ani Phyo
Vegan Meal Ideals
Mark Reinfeld’s Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf
Robin Robertson’s Singapore-Style Rice Noodles
Tamasin Noyes’ Seitan Veggie Crowns
Chocolate Covered Katie’s Unbelievable Triple-Layer Chocolate Mousse Fudge Cake
Plantain Omelet – From Mark Reinfeld and Bo Rinaldi’s Vegan Fusion World Cuisine.
Thai Coconut Corn Soup – From Nava Atlas’ Vegan Express.
Indonesian Coconut Rice – From Robin Robertson’s Vegan Fire & Spice.
Baked Ziti – From Beverly Lynn Bennett’s Vegan Bites.
Moroccan Phyllo Rolls – From Dreena Burton’s Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan.
Italian Stuffed Crepes – From Bryanna Clark Grogan’s Nonna’s Italian Kitchen.
Chickpea Curry – From Hema Parekh’s The Asian Vegan Kitchen.
Banana Chocolate Bread Pudding – From Isa Chandra Moskowtiz and Terry Hope Romano’s Veganomicon.
Root Beer Float Cupcakes – From Hannah Kaminsky’s My Sweet Vegan.
Fresh Mango Cobler – From Ani Phyo’s Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.
Aerial Footage of 6+ Acres of Edible Land in Spring Hill, FL. They use permaculture principles that mimic nature's ecosystems to create a regenerative model. They've had their hands in the earth at this site for under 3 years & are already producing an abundance of food, fruits, perennial vegetables, herbs & spices. The place was nothing but sand in the beginning.
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Pull of garlic, letting them get some drying and sun time before they are bundled and hung.
Garlic benefit: the allicin compound contains sulfur, which gives the herb its pungent savor and peculiar smell. The health benefits of garlic are innumerable. It helps fight heart ailments, fight cold, cough, and lowers blood pressure. It is the oldest known medicinal plant variety or spice in existence. Mankind recognized the curative qualities of this magic herb over 3,000 years ago. Anti-bacterial qualities of garlic date all the way back in 1858.
Some of the health benefits of garlic
Diabetes: can harm the kidneys, inhibit nervous system functions, cause heart disorders, and even lead to poor eyesight. The oil extracted from garlic may protect diabetic patients from these side effects.
High Cholesterol Levels: Of the two kinds of cholesterol –LDL and HDL, the former is bad for human health. Garlic, rich in the allicin compound, effectively prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. All those who have high cholesterol levels should include this herb in their daily diet.
Hypertension: Garlic is an herbal ingredient for curing hypertension. When exposed to high levels of pressure, the allicin present in it relaxes the blood vessels. It also fights against thrombosis by reducing platelet aggregation.
Eye Care: Garlic is rich in nutrients like Selenium, Quercetin and Vitamin C, all of which help treat eye infections and swelling.
Ear Aches: Garlic is commonly used for curing ear aches, as it has several antiviral, antifungal and antibiotic properties. Its oil can be made at home by squeezing the juice of its cloves and adding it to olive oil. The mixture should be kept at room temperature for a few days, but shouldn’t be saved indefinitely, if made at home.
Intestinal Problems: Garlic clears up most intestinal problems like dysentery, diarrhea and colitis. Its role in dispelling worms is phenomenal. It does not affect the functioning of useful organisms in the intestine, which aid in digestion, but it does destroy the harmful bacteria present in the intestines.
Cold: Raw garlic is used to treat colds and coughs. At the very onset of a cold, you should eat at least two crushed cloves of it, which will thereby help in lessening the severity of your cold.
Infected Wounds: Garlic can be placed on infected wounds as an herbal treatment. It should be mixed with three drops of water, rather than using it in raw form, as the undiluted juice can irritate the skin.
Digestion: Daily inclusion of garlic in your diet aids in eliminating any digestive problems. The herb assists in the normal functioning of the intestines for good digestion. Even swelling or irritation of the gastric canal may be rectified with garlic as a treatment.
Acne: Half the people in the world suffer from mild to severe forms of acne. Garlic may be used, along with other ingredients like honey, cream and turmeric, to treat acne scars and prevent the initial development of acne. Garlic acts as a cleanser and an antibiotic substance for soothing skin rashes.
Asthma: Boiled garlic cloves are wonderful as an alternative asthma treatment. Each night before going to sleep, a glass of milk with 3 boiled cloves of garlic can bring subsequent relief for patients with asthma. The asthma attacks may be brought under control by having crushed garlic cloves with malt vinegar as well.
Sexual Problems: Garlic has certain aphrodisiac properties, so this helpful herb can be utilized as an effectual sex rejuvenator. The health benefits of garlic are further known to enhance the libido of both men and women. People who overindulge in sexual activities should consume garlic in their diet or in supplemental form to protect themselves from nervous fatigue.
Cancer: The regular intake of garlic reduces the risk of colon, stomach and esophageal cancer. It aids in reducing the production of carcinogenic compounds, and also reduces the occurrence of tumors associated with breast cancer.
More Info on This Wonderful Herb
The health benefits of garlic were realized centuries ago by mankind. It is very effective when eaten raw- either crushed or chopped. As little as one clove per day may bring vast improvement in your overall health. 2 to 3 cloves could prevent an attack of the common cold. Garlic used in cooking should be added last for more of a healthy impact, as a part of a healthy normal diet. However, consuming too much of it is also not very good as it may cause irritation in the digestive system. The only drawback is its pungent smell and taste that leaves bad breath, but other than that, garlic is a medicinal boon for mankind!
I have always had a great love for the land and have always had visions of the earth filled with beauty. I could see Orchards and Vineyards full to the brim with goodness. I could see Berries and Tree's filled with fruit and nuts. I see animals doing what they were birthed to do and become free and mankind taking care of it all with kindness and love.
Edible Land has been my ongoing passion, creating a space that is filled with nutritious, colorful and a bountiful harvest.