There is something deeply satisfying about eating directly from the garden. As my husband, George, and I finish our fifth year of living full-time in our cedar-shingle cottage in upstate New York, the garden we have created together—full of native plants and heirloom vegetables—feeds us in so many ways.

There is something deeply satisfying about eating directly from the garden. As my husband, George, and I finish our fifth year of living full-time in our cedar-shingle cottage in upstate New York, the garden we have created together—full of native plants and heirloom vegetables—feeds us in so many ways.

Laura Silverman upstate NY kitchen garden ; Gardenista Tour of a Cook's Garden in Upstate NY  Darling Mexican Sour Gherkins

Laura Silverman upstate NY kitchen garden ; Gardenista Tour of a Cook's Garden in Upstate NY Darling Mexican Sour Gherkins

We sent food blogger Laura Silverman of Glutton for Life into the garden to find inspiration and she came back with a Thanksgiving menu, including suggestions for the perfect side dish and Leftovers Lunch on Friday. Try one or all of her recipes:

We sent food blogger Laura Silverman of Glutton for Life into the garden to find inspiration and she came back with a Thanksgiving menu, including suggestions for the perfect side dish and Leftovers Lunch on Friday. Try one or all of her recipes:

George grows complementary plants around his tomatoes and tomatillos, using nasturtiums, calendula, and ground cherries to help draw away predatory insects.  Laura Silverman upstate NY kitchen garden ; Gardenista

George grows complementary plants around his tomatoes and tomatillos, using nasturtiums, calendula, and ground cherries to help draw away predatory insects. Laura Silverman upstate NY kitchen garden ; Gardenista

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