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Home gardening is essential to healthy and delicious cooking. There is nothing quite like a fresh heirloom tomato, purple carrot, or crisp cucumber straight out of your own garden. Nor is there anything quite like the peace and balance you get from sticking your hands in good earth and then watching a seed turn into a plant, and that plant then give you fresh gourmet deliciousness. Follow my gourmet garden through planting, growing, and harvest. I will share tips, tactics, and basic gourmet concepts for growing and storing amazing vegetables, along with links for recipes to showcase them.

Recipe:  Best Home Canned Thick and Chunky Salsa

Recipe: Best Home Canned Thick and Chunky Salsa

I love home canned salsa, especially when made from fresh garden tomatoes and peppers out of my garden. But I’ve […]

Sep 29, 2012     339 Comments
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How to Preserve Garden Peppers

How to Preserve Garden Peppers

It’s the end of the garden season and your pepper plants are loaded with mature and young peppers.  You quickly […]

Jan 22, 2012     No Comments
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Focus Ingredient: The Amazing Tomato

Focus Ingredient: The Amazing Tomato

Few things excite me like a fresh, home-grown, vine-ripened sweet acidic tomato.  Put a bunch in a bowl, and I […]

Sep 5, 2011     3 Comments
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Gardening: Growing Chinese Long Beans

Gardening: Growing Chinese Long Beans

Oh my gosh!  This is probably the funnest and coolest thing I’ve ever grown in my garden.  Chinese Long Beans, […]

Aug 28, 2011     40 Comments
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Fresh Garden Meal

Fresh Garden Meal

I love summer and the delicious garden bounty that it brings.  A week ago I had some friends over for […]

Aug 17, 2011     No Comments
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Gardening: Harvesting Garlic

Gardening: Harvesting Garlic

I harvested my garlic yesterday, about 2 or 3 weeks late.  But that’s the nice thing about garlic, it’s not […]

Jul 24, 2011     No Comments
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Gardening:  How to Plant and Grow Garlic

Gardening: How to Plant and Grow Garlic

No gourmet garden is complete without a row or two of garlic.  Easy to grow, and full of essential flavors, […]

Jun 25, 2011     4 Comments
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Things are in Bloom in the Garden

Things are in Bloom in the Garden

What a wonderful time of year this is with such busy botany excitement going on.  Flowers for beauty and blossoms […]

May 30, 2011     1 Comment
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Vegetable Garden Planting

Vegetable Garden Planting

Winter held on long this year, but it has finally come to an end.  The birds are singing, and the […]

May 22, 2011     1 Comment
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I'm Jothan Yeager and I am The Bald Gourmet. After years of experimenting in my kitchen, creating delicious food and eating at amazing places around the world, I wanted a place to share my experiences with everyone. Thus the Bald Gourmet was born. I hope to open the doors of great food and great cooking to you, to inspire you to reach beyond prepared boxed meals, and to teach you of a world of deliciousness that has brought joy to me and those around me. Please enjoy the adventure which is The Bald Gourmet and share it with those you love.