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Despite the insane heat, Katie Mendelson had a hankering for something more substantial this week and turned to Phaidon's Vegetables from an Italian Garden for a recipe. The result? Some delicious eggplant balls. It's a vegetarian take on meatballs and perfect for anyone whose eggplants are ready to be harvested in this heat.
Zucchini is a bumper crop for almost every gardener who chooses to grow it. In today's From Garden to Table column, Katie Mendelson shares a recipe for zucchini bread from the Morning Glory Farm cookbook, a book that grew out of a favorite farm stand on Martha's Vineyard, which is an institution on the island, beloved for its fresh vegetables.
"The Wildman" Steve Brill has moved into the digital age with an iPhone app that can help you identify wild edibles, with harvesting methods and tips to avoid poisonous lookalikes!
In our new column, we cook local bounty that's in season. Today, Katie Mendelson writes about Mark Diacono's The Food Lover's Garden, where he argues that "Life is too short to grow ordinary food," and shares the recipe for Diacono's Strawberry Scones.
11 of our favorite cocktail glasses for your botanical cocktail, plus our suggestions for all the bar accessories needed to muddle your herbs into tasty drinks.
Farm-to-table has become the ultimate food trend of the year. And for some restaurants, the path from farm to table is quite short—we highlight 11 restaurants from Seattle to Maine that are growing their produce for their recipes on their roof, in raised beds, in recycled tires, and in aeroponic towers for fresh, delicious, and truly local and seasonal cuisine.
Jennifer Reese, the blogger behind The Tipsy Baker, and the author of the new cookbook, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, talks about how adopting a goat ended up being more lethal to her garden than any weed killer. 
In this week's post about What Makes a House a Home, Angry Wayne, aka Wayne Surber, the former executive sous chef at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, and the chef behind a new venture, Lonestar Taco, writes about how he started creating a vegetable garden at his father-in-law's house, two hours away—and how an experiment that started on a whim ended up creating a home he didn't know he had.
You probably won't find these flowers at any summer weddings, but the water-dwelling plant would be a perfect accent at the world's tiniest garden party. Sparking like tiny green jewels, each less than a millimeter in diameter, the Wolffia globosa is the smallest flowering plant in the world.
With the recent tidal wave of interest in growing edibles, it's no wonder that a bounty of new books on the subject has hit the shelves
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