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Real Food from My Garden

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Real Food from My Garden

All my life I have been playing in the garden; my father got me started. He also taught me how to pick wild food.

This was the beginning of my love for Real Food. As you may know, this is now my passion.

Right now I am busy putting in my garden. It is so small but you would be amazed by how it nourishes me.

See below, my garden pictures and learn all the many foods I grow or pick and then turn into delicious vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipes

Free Food I Pick

  • Berries like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, goose berries, name a few.
  • Green leafy things we call weeds like pig weed, dandelion leaves, chick weed, nettles, lambs quarters and so many more. (Click on any of these weed links to read our adventures with them.)
  • Mushrooms: there are many varieties of wild mushrooms.
  • Even wild honey if you are lucky enough to find it…and brave enough to face the bees.

Where It All Began

My father would plant a garden in our backyard and get an allotment for us to grow more to last the winter. He would load all five children into the back of his pickup truck and take us out to the allotment to weed all Saturday afternoon. As a teenager it was not something I wanted to do at all. Still, I thank my father for the passion I have for growing my fruits and vegetables every year almost wherever I live.

Up here in Canada, the growing season is short but plants grow fast because we have very long days with lots of sunshine.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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8:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Delightful! Have never tried dandelion pancakes before, sounds like a recipe to try out.
A garden fresh and free from toxins is always a delight!

7:04AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

My husband installed a raised bed for me just steps from my kitchen door. I was able to plant early and am already using my herbs and spinach. Tastes great!

9:56PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

9:29PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

love to garden!

11:02AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I love having a garden. Watching the food develop and ripen then eating it. I love buying little plants and watching them grow. Thank-You, for sharing

8:26AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

It taste better when you grow it yourself.

7:04AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I've seen and heard so many hateful comments directed at the First Lady for simply suggesting that we eat more vegetables, and experiment with growing a few of our own.

4:53AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thank you!

1:50AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Love it, thanks

1:37AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

There's nothing like picking your own veg.

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