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Welcome to our knowledge base, The Heirloom Seeds Blog! Here is where we share lots of information and education on gardening tips, soil building techniques, recipes, seed saving, news, and much more. How to find what you are looking for: Use the Search box at the top right to search for a particular key word [...]

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Wendell Berry

Thoughts on Selected Wendell Berry Quotes

Wendell Berry – Poet, Author, Farmer, Philosopher Let’s start this conversation off with one of Wendell Berry’s quotes that has had a profound impact on me and what has become Terroir Seeds: “We are going to have to gather up the fragments of knowledge and responsibilities that have been turned over to governments, corporations, and [...]

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quick snow peas with lemon herb dressing

PEAS: Sugar, Snap and Snow

Sugar, Snap or Snow Peas There is nothing quite as graceful as trellised pea plants in full swing. And nothing quite as tasty as a crunchy sugar snap pea eaten straight off the vine. And nothing that so captures the essence of spring as peas—all kinds of peas. Peas love cool, wet weather, and so [...]

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Raw and Cleaned Carrot Seed

The Carrot’s Odyssey

Ellen once again shows her agricultural research on the travels and history of carrots. We love these types of articles, packed with information and education, as they really show just how rich our culinary world is today, gives hints and history of where they originated or traveled on their journey to where we find these [...]

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Baked Yogurt Tart

Baked Yogurt Tart

 Sometimes the simplest things are the most elegant and satisfying. This almost-custard yogurt tart is one example. Strained yogurt, a little sugar, vanilla and some eggs are all there is to it, but the resulting marriage of the rich egg and yogurt flavors along with the sweetness of the sugar, all tied up in the [...]

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Smoked Yogurt Marinated Beef Roast

Smoked Yogurt Marinated Beef Roast

This smoked, yogurt marinated beef roast was served for Cindy’s birthday dinner a few nights ago, where I wanted to do something very tasty, a bit unusual and didn’t require hovering over the stove in the kitchen for a long time, as we were busy with catching up in the office after two successive weekends [...]

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Spinach Sesame and Ginger Salad

Spinach Salad with Sesame and Ginger

Here’s our adaptation of several classic Asian wilted spinach dishes, usually served either before or alongside the main meal. This is easy to make, downright delicious but with an unusual twist in the flavors that will make it memorable for your guests. Enjoy the flush of spinach, because it is a short-lived season! Here’s what [...]

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Bloomsdale Spinach

History of Spinach

After Ellen’s article about “Alternative Spinach Greens” she now tells us more about the original spinach. Grown in the cooler season in a rich soil, spinach is delicious – juicy with a nice crunch to it; a mildly sweet flavor and no bitterness. Sort of like a bolder leaf lettuce. There is little written about [...]

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Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds

Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds

Can you peel garlic in 10 seconds? Not just one clove, but a handful or even a whole head? Can you do 5 or 10 in a row? Sure you can, we show you how in our very short video! Extremely simple, works every time and completely eliminates the mess, fuss and frustration of peeling [...]

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Szechuan Button and Mango Sorbet

  Taste one of these little bright yellow jewels and you’ll immediately discover why they’ve gained a loyal following and a number of equally colorful names. They initially give a strong burst of citrus-like tang, quickly followed by a curious, tingly jolt of electricity sensation that spreads from your tongue to fill your whole mouth [...]

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Cucamelon

Pickled Cucamelons with Dill and Mint

Cucamelons are tiny watermelon lookalikes originally from Central America that are enjoying their spot in the limelight these days. Home gardeners are captivated with the look of these jewel-like melons and then often fall completely in love with their crisp, crunchy, cucumber-tinged-with-lime flavor. After you’ve gotten your fill of fresh cucamelons in salads, salsas, as [...]

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