Cook for a Night and Eat for a Week with a Wood-Fired Oven

We built our own clay oven for backyard pizza and bread-baking. One of our favorite things to do is fire up the oven for a weekend afternoon/evening and prepare a variety of meals that will last all week. A bit of work on the weekend provides meals for a week with the unique wood-fired flavor of the outdoor oven.

Healthier Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread is a great way to use this veggie when it is in abundance. I wanted a recipe that was a bit healthier than the traditional version, but still as moist and delicious.

Conducting Experiments in the Garden

Although you may hear the term "master gardener", there is no one right way to grow your garden. For all gardeners out there, the surefire way to learn how to garden is by conducting experiments — by setting a hypothesis, testing it, and recording your results in a gardening journal.

Orange-Oatmeal Zucchini Bread

Last year my zucchini patch threatened to take over the neighborhood. I made lots of bread, but concentrated on using zucchini in non-traditional yeast breads. Turn too much zucchini plus tangy citrus into a delectable quick bread.

Uses for Over-Sized Zucchini

Did you wait too long to pick your zucchini and now you grew baseball bats? Here are some ideas for making use of your oversized zucchini.

What to Do With All That Zucchini

The zucchini harvest overflows. Learn how to preserve zucchini for year-round enjoyment and creative ways to eat it now.

All About Zucchini

Zucchini is a summer crop that keeps on giving all season long. They are easy to grow.

What to Do With All That Zucchini? Make Fiori di Zucca!

Anyone who grows zucchini faces the inevitable question: What do I do with all this zucchini? Tom Finerty from Your Garden Show has a nifty answer from his Italian neighbors: fried squash blossoms (Fiori di Zucca).

First Time Gardener in the Office Garden

Summer intern Megan describes her first time gardening at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, planting cucumbers for the first time and watering the office garden.

Summer Squash Time of Year

Feeling overwhelmed with summer squash? Have you given it away, grilled it, fried it and baked it till you were blue in the face? Here are some of my favorite ways to use this prolific producer!