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If I wasn't a chef, I'd be a gardener. There's a real beauty in caring for the garden and watching it grow from seed to flowers or food. I have a pretty impressive veggie patch in the backyard that inspires our meals at home. I especially love uses the produce to make veggie and fruit juices in the morning - so healthy and hydrating!
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It's fig month at my restaurant, Maude, in August, which means figs are threaded through every course of the degustation menu. I have a big, blooming tree at home so some of the figs from home have been used at the restaurant too.

How To Grow Figs

How To Grow Fig Trees - Southern Living I seriously want a fig tree.I have avocados, lemon, an orange (started) want the FIG

Create a knockout yard with these simple strategies.

20 Secrets to Landscape Success

Don't have room for a garden outside? Consider growing succulents instead — they're easy to care for and can brighten any indoor space.

Top 10 Succulent Plants for the Home

Hawthoria A beautiful succulent with dark green foliage striped in bright white, Hawthoria fasciata is a small plant perfect for a windowsill.

Gardening from seeds is an inexpensive and rewarding way to fill your garden. Check out Better Homes and Gardens' ten tips for picking the perfect crops.

Guide to Buying Seeds

Put your homegrown herbs and vegetable bounty to good use this summer with these fresh-from-the-garden recipes.

Garden-Fresh Recipes

Fresh herbs make all the difference in this versatile dressing. Try it on any combination of greens and vegetables from your local farmers' market. View Recipe: Market Salad with Goat Cheese and Champagne-Shallot Vinaigrette

How to plant, harvest, and grow sweet, delicious corn to use in soups and salads.


DIY Sweet Corn: Planting, Growing and Harvesting Sweet Corn Love it in the Garden!

Tips on planting, harvesting, and storing crunchy carrots.


Carrots are a popular vegetable in most households. They are loaded with nutrients and vitamins. Not only that, they are also a popular food to grow. Learn how to grow carrots at home in this post.

Go from farm to table with recommendations from 13 chefs.

Recipes to Make With Backyard Vegetables

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Roasted Mushrooms "Malabar spinach holds up to warm ingredients without losing its texture." - Rick Bayless, executive chef-owner of Frontera Grill in Chicago

40 garden-fresh vegetable recipes bound to make your taste buds pop.

40 Garden-Fresh Vegetable Recipes

I have two passion fruit vines at home and one at my office space in Bev Hills. Safe to say I'm overflowing with passions this season. Us Aussies absolutely love passion fruit.

Passion Flower Care: Tips For Growing Passion Flowers

Exotic looking and easy to care for, the Passion flower can be easily grown indoors to create a beautiful tropical setting. Learn how to grow passion flower vine houseplants in this article.

New to gardening? No fear — read through this handy guide and learn the benefits of organic veggies.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Gardener's Supply

Grow Your Own Vegetables / Growing your own vegetables is both fun and rewarding. All you really need to get started is some decent soil and a few plants. But to be a really successful vegetable gardener

Make this delicious Ginger-Apple Juice with veggies and fruits from your own backyard.

Ginger-Apple Juice Recipe

Curtis Stone kicks off the day with food that's as good to eat as it is good for you.