Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern Coasts

December, 2003
Regional Report


Stuffed Biscuits
1 can layered biscuits, any brand

1/2 cup diced ham
1/4 cup shredded jack cheese
2 tablespoons diced onion
2 tablespoons diced sweet peppers (red, yellow, or green)
1 tablespoons diced celery
1 teaspoon honey mustard sauce
1 beaten egg
poppy seeds

Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Saute vegetables in 2 tablespoons oil until limp. Mix in a bowl with ham and cheese, then bind with beaten egg. Set aside.

Split each biscuit in half and flatten onto a clean cutting board. Put 1 teaspoon filling in the center of the flat biscuit, then fold up the sides and pinch to close. Roll gently between your fingers to seal and set on the cooky sheet.

Brush each one lightly with oil, then sprinkle poppy seeds on top. Bake at 375 degrees for ten minutes, or until biscuit is nicely browned.

Serve with pesto or honey mustard. Rollups can be frozen, then cooked at 400 degrees for ten minutes.

A canister of ten biscuits makes twenty rollups.

Favorite or New Plant

Aloe Vera
I cannot imagine a house, especially a kitchen, without an aloe vera plant and neither should you. Easy to grow in well-drained soil on any sunny windowsill or counter, aloe is a succulent. That means is should be watered only when the soil is dry on top. For burns and insect bites, aloe provides quick relief. Pluck a leaf and squeeze the gooey substance inside directly onto the skin to ease discomfort. Remember that next time you accidentally touch that oven rack!


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