Author archives: P. Allen Smith

Recipe: Tomato and Red Pepper Salsa with P. Allen Smith

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Recipe courtesy of Arkansas-based Chef Michael Selig. Photo by Mark Fonville. ‘Red Pride’ Tomato and ‘Majestic Red’ Pepper Salsa Ingredients 1 'Red Pride' tomato 1 'Majestic Red' bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped Juice of 1/2 lemon Juice of 1/2 lime 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, mi[...]

Recipe: Berry White Wine Spritzer from P. Allen Smith

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In the last days of summer, all we want to drink is this spritzer from P. Allen Smith. Berry White Wine Spritzer This refreshing spritzer is made with white wine and mixed berries of your choice. Ingredients 1/4 cup mixed berries 4 mint leaves, torn juice of 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon stevia (optional) 4 ounces white wine 4 ounces club sod[...]

P. Allen Smith: A Breath of Fresh Air

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I just love bringing the outdoors in. Having plants in the house makes me feel connected to Mother Nature even when I can’t get outside. And houseplants are a simple way to add instant vitality to any room! The “greening” of indoor spaces is taking off, as more people want to exercise their green thumbs without having a garden. What’s great about housepla[...]

Go Wild with Native Plants

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When establishing Moss Mountain Farm, preserving the native landscape was at the forefront of my mind. I always recall a quote from English poet Alexander Pope when I begin to build or design: We should first “consult the genius of the place.” To me, that means understanding the land and working with its inherent properties. This can also mean considering n[...]

Modern Take on Traditional Living

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What's Old is New Again You don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living [...]

For the Love of Eggs

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ou don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living completely off the grid to put[...]

Sharing My Favorite Southern Gardens

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By P. Allen Smith ’ve been fortunate enough to visit the gardens of far-flung locales, across oceans and continents, but the Southern garden speaks to my soul unlike any other. Botanical gardens are wonderful for inspiration, as well as for discovering which flowers, shrubs and trees resonate with your personal aesthetic. The United States has a bounty [...]

Backyard Berry Growing

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By P. Allen Smith   o my delight, growing your own food has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more backyard gardens are springing to life as the trend grows, and my research shows berry plants are one of the top selections.     Fortunately, berries are easy to grow and don’t require much space. With a lit[...]