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Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 14, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Oatmeal Cookies

(Based on a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens)

3/4 C Butter, softened

1 C Packed brown sugar

1/2 C Sugar

1 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Baking soda

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla

1 3/4 C All-purpose flour

2 C Rolled oats

1 C Chocolate chips, raisins, or dried cherries (I like to mix all 3!)


-Preheat oven to 375 degrees

-In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on high for 30 ...

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Prepping Brussel Sprouts For Freezing

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Brussel sprouts taste even better after a light frost... but you can't leave them outside forever!  When it comes time to harvest you may find you have more then you could possibly eat.  It is very easy to freeze them, but there is a little prep work involved if you would like them to taste good after thawing.  Best way to prep brussel sprouts for freezing is to blanch them.


Harvest your sprouts, cut the stems, pull off the outer leaves, and rinse off an...

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Mixed Berry Jam

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a recipe I found online.  Very easy for a first time jam attempt! 

-1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered

-1 1/2 Cups sugar

-1/2 lemon, seeded

-1 pound mixed berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)


-In a large saucepan (do not use aluminum) add the strawberries and sugar.  You will not need heat for this step!  Allow the sugar to dissolve for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until you have a m...

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Pickled Peppers, Basic Recipe

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on October 3, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This recipe will be enough for 4 pints of pickled peppers, and can be adjusted up or down based on your harvest!  Works with any type of pepper.

2 Quarts of Peppers

2 Cups White Vinegar

2 Cups Water

1 Tsp salt

-Seed, stem, and slice peppers.  If the peppers are spicy you may want to wear gloves!  If you leave the peppers whole cut 2 sl...

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Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (2)



1 Cup packed basil (Stemmed, rinsed, and thoroughly drained)

1/4 Cup Olive oil

2 Medium Cloves of Garlic

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan or Romano Cheese

1/4 tsp Salt

-In a food processor or blender combine basil leaves, garlic, salt, and oil

-Process until mixture is evenly blended

-Transfer to a bowl and st...

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Pico de Gallo

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)


3 Cups diced tomatoes (5 Medium)

1 Cup diced onions (2 Small)

1/4 Cup minced fresh cilantro

Juice from 1 lime

1-1 1/2 tsp salt, depending on your taste

*Optional: 1 pepper for spice.  Jalapeno, Habanero, Ghost, whatever your heart desires (or your tastebuds can handle)! Use caution here.  The more seeds you add to the mix, the spicier the end result.  If you core and deseed the pepper you may want to wear gloves... this may stay ...

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Turnip Slaw Recipe

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on July 10, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

4 Cups Shredded Turnips

1/4 C Shredded Carrot

1/4 C Diced Onion

1/4 C Mayo

1 T Vinegar

2 T Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

-Mix Mayo, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, and Pepper

-Pour mixture over Turnips, Carrots, and Onions


-Refrigerate several hours

* To make traditional cole slaw replace shredded turnip with shredded cabbage.

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