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  • How to Make Vegetable Soup Your Kids Will Love

    Fresh back from a fantastic Labor day vacation, I was again reminded why it’s so important for home gardeners to have good fall fallback recipes to rely on. Onions, peppers and tomatoes, three of the most common vegetables grown by home vegetable gardeners, are plentiful in the Fall, and this recipe calls for all of them! More

  • What’s your favorite peach recipe?

    In the summer, there’s nothing quite as perfect as a ripe peach eaten straight out of hand. But I find them so irresistible at farmers markets and at pick-your-own farms that I often end up with more ripe peaches than I can eat! What’s your favorite way to use ripe peaches? More

  • Top Ten Eggplant Recipes (in season now!)

    Eggplant has got to be one of my all time favorite foods. So I was pretty excited when we started harvesting Japanese eggplant at the farm a few weeks ago. Do you need some eggplant recipes, now that this veggie is in season? We’ve got you covered! More

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    Frisée: The Forgotten Salad (in season now!)

    Many people are a bit scared of frisée. They worry that it will be too frizzy, too bitter, and too overwhelming to use as a salad green. This fear might arise from bad experiences with store-bought frisée, which can be woody and extremely bitter. But there’s no reason to fear this chicory when you’re getting […] More

  • Hunting for Wild Oyster Mushrooms

    Although this spring was a disappointing one for morels in my area, the past week’s mushroom haul has more than made up for it. One of the tastiest mushrooms in season now is the Oyster Mushroom. More

  • Top Ten Pea Shoot Recipes (In Season Now!)

    Like most green leafy vegetables, pea shoots – the young tendrils and leaves of the garden pea plant – are incredibly nutrient-dense. You can start looking for them at farmers markets or Asian markets in the spring and early summer. Two cups of raw pea shoots have 10 calories, zero fat, 35.5% of your recommended […] More

  • Linguica, Sweet Potato, and Spinach Chowder

    My CSA box this week contained sweet potatoes…lots of sweet potatoes.  The ugliest sweet potatoes you’ve ever seen. This is what a sweet potato looks like when it’s been damaged by voles.  Pretty ugly, eh?  But other than the obvious cosmetic damage, there’s no harm to the sweet potato — you can trim off the […] More

  • In Season: Mid-to-Late Spring Cole Crops

    Broccoli and cauliflower are the same plant. The different varieties are called cultivars. The plants have been selectively cultivated to enhance certain characteristics not unlike breeds of dogs, for example. All dogs, be they Chihuahua or St. Bernard are the same species. The plant, Brassica oleracea, can be found in such cultivars as white, orange, […] More