Dilly Cheese Bread

3 cups Bisquick 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×5 inch loaf pan. Combine Bisquick, cheese and sugar. Combine remaining ingredients and add to cheese mixture, beating … Read more Dilly Cheese Bread

Lemon Thyme Bread with Lemon Glaze

1 stick (8 Tbsp.) unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 large eggs 1 Tbsp. lemon zest (about 1 lemon) 4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, divided 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon thyme, chopped 2/3 cup whole milk 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar Preheat … Read more Lemon Thyme Bread with Lemon Glaze

Old-fashioned Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup

  2 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 lemons (zest) 15-20 lemon verbena leaves slightly crushed lemon verbena leaves for garnish Make the syrup by heating together water, lemon zest and sugar. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and allow to infuse until cold. Bring back to a boil and immediately add the lemon … Read more Old-fashioned Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup

Lavender Butter Cookies

  4 sticks of butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 egg, beaten 2 Tablespoons milk, sour cream or orange juice 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 cups flour sifted 1 1/2 Lavender Buds, crushed Beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in egg, milk and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour until well combined. Stir in crushed … Read more Lavender Butter Cookies

Raspberry Rosemary Smoothie

1 cup raspberries 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (finely chopped) 1 cup of yogurt Dash or two of milk In a blender, combine all ingredients (raspberries, rosemary, yogurt, and milk). Turn blender on high speed and blend until mixture is smooth. Smoothie makes 1 serving. Multiply ingredients for additional servings.

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

2 cups hulled strawberries 1 cup milk Several basil leaves In a blender, combine all ingredients (strawberries, basil leaves, and milk). Turn blender on high speed and blend until mixture is smooth. Smoothie makes 1 serving. Multiply ingredients for additional servings.

Banana Mint Smoothie

1 banana 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mint leaves 1/2 cup of yogurt Dash or two of milk. In a blender, combine all ingredients (banana, mint leaves, yogurt, and milk). Turn blender on high speed and blend until mixture is smooth. Smoothie makes 1 serving. Multiply ingredients for additional servings.

Direct from the Grower

Easy to maneuver rows, filled with tightly packed tables that boast the Uncle John’s brand of positively glorious blooms, command no less than a half-day to dlve into. Artfully displayed among the greenhouse fare are the signature pottery lines that Marcia has included. “We carry Guy Wolfe Pottery as well as garden accents from the … Read more Direct from the Grower

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How does your garden grow?

A stroll through the greenhouses at Uncle John’s Plant Farm is always a nostalgic experience for the grandson of a farmer. It brings back the aura of warm summer days when the distinct aroma of freshly growing tomatoes was captured under glass. But one needn’t be a farmer to enjoy the pleasures of nurturing homegrown … Read more How does your garden grow?

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Uncle John’s Plant Farm

If you are accustomed to buying your plants, shrubs, trees and garden gifts at a traditional garden center, you’re in for a treat, darling. Olmsted Fall’s Uncle John’s Plant Farm is as delightful as its name implies and it’s worth the 1⁄2-hour drive from anywhere in Mimi Magazine’s readership area. Jeff and Marcia Hawkins, the … Read more Uncle John’s Plant Farm

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The joy of rhubarb

Tantalizingly tart rhubarb pie, many people insist, is one of the tasty treats of summer.   However, opines Marcia Hawkins, co-owner of Uncle John’s Home and Garden, in Olmsted Falls, there’s a lot more to rhubarb than meets the pie. “Rhubarb is such a versatile and underused vegetable,” Marcia says. “It can be utilized in … Read more The joy of rhubarb

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