Tag: organic food

Mar 18

15 Varieties of Dry Beans

The beautiful Tiger's Eye.

A wonderful and often versatile crop, beans that produce edible seeds that dry right on the plant are both nutritious and easy to grow. Many kinds can also be enjoyed as a snap or shelled bean, giving you a longer fresh supply of produce. Once they dry, they are easy to store in any food …

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Mar 11

Kikuza Pumpkin

Easy to grow vertically.

Mandolin and I enjoy growing unusual varieties of food, and last summer we experimented with this Kikuza winter squash. It is a pumpkin originally from Japan, but we were able to get seeds from Baker Creek. The fruit are only a few pounds each, so they lend themselves well to growing vertically, yet they are …

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Mar 07

13 Eggplant Cultivars for Your Garden

The beginnings.

Eggplant is one veggie that is often neglected in the home garden. Many people find the taste unappealing, and until I tasted a dish my husband made, I would have agreed. Armed with a good recipe, eggplant can be a wonderful addition to your meal planning. It is easy to grow, often quite prolific, and …

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Feb 22

4 Colorful Carrots

Crispy color.

When most people think of carrots, they think of orange. The truth is that is not the color carrots were originally, in fact, they were everything but orange. Recently there is renewed interest in the original colors of carrots, namely red, yellow, purple and white. So here’s a little information about the colors you may …

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Feb 16

13 Varieties of Potatoes

A nice selection.

There are so many potatoes to choose from that it can be mind boggling at first. Some can be harvested earlier than others, by as much as two months. Others have better storage capability. As for taste, we’ll leave that to you. Here’s some information on an assortment of potatoes to choose from: We like …

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Jan 28

Drying & Dehydrating

Part of the stash. And don't ask.

Dehydrating is the process of removing water using the sun or a machine, whereas drying happens naturally. At least that is how we see it. Dehydrated and dried foods store longer than canned goods, and are nutritionally and visually more like the original state when rehydrated. On the down side, they can take more time …

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