The Basics: Tomatillos

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Tomatillos Tomatillos are green or purple husk tomatoes known for their sour, acidic taste, firm texture & small size. There is a common misconception that they are hot or spicy but rather it’s the peppers used in conjunction with them which determine any heat level. Tomatillos are used in a variety […]

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The Essential Guide To Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Cooking Classics The Technique The Essential Guide To Authentic Mexican Cuisine Family meals filled with fresh ingredients & exciting flavors are a wonderful way to spend time with loved ones at the dinner table. You can create restaurant quality recipes & meals at home perfect for entertaining or for any night of the week. Hand […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly The Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly, papilio polyexnes, is a common species that may be spotted in southern parts of Canada, west of the Rocky Mountains in the United States to Arizona & in parts of Mexico. It is Oklahoma’s & New Jersey’s state butterfly. One of […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Fiery Skipper Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Fiery Skipper Butterfly The Fiery Skipper Butterfly is a small insect often times mistaken as a moth due to their large eyes & furry body. However, genetic studies have further confirmed that they do indeed fall into the Superfamily Papilionoidea alongside more popular varieties such as the Tiger Swallowtails & Monarch butterflies. Fiery Skipper Butterflies encompass […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Blooming gardens have long been a good place to spot a variety of butterflies. The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly may be identified by two distinctive characteristics as often times, at first glance, one may mistake it as a Monarch. This insect boasts a bright orange appearance on […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Hummingbird Moths

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Hummingbird Moths Planning a green space may be something you have recently decided to pursue whether you want to fill it with edibles, flowers or both. I have been gardening for over 25 years, scoured garden books poolside during that time & put the knowledge into action on several […]

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The Modern Southern Garden: Three Essential Bees

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Bees The modern garden is one that thrives with minimal effort once established. If you choose the right plants & orchestrate their bloom time just so, it should put on a continuous show of lovely color & texture from spring to fall. Aside from pulling a few stray weeds, […]

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Three Essential Garden Insects

The Modern Southern Garden The Profile Three Essential Garden Insects There are thousands of insects that could potentially be lurking in your garden space & many of these bugs are quite pesky. Weevils, beetles & aphids are just some of the culprits that may be guilty of causing a host of issues during plant growth, […]

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