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You’ve grown some incredible food from your home garden with heirloom seeds. Our heirloom recipes and cooking tips show easy ways to get the most flavor!

Easy Homemade Basil Pesto

Easy Homemade Basil Pesto

Fresh, homemade basil pesto is one of the treasures of summer. There are many tasty treats that come out of our gardens during summertime, but pesto is one that is very easy and pretty quick to make. It freezes well and there is very little that evokes the flavor and fond memory of warm summer […]

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Lemony Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans

Green beans can be a blessing in disguise – they are a welcome addition to the dinner table in the spring when they first arrive, but can soon wear out their welcome as their prolific nature is truly shown. Just how many ways can they be prepared without being the dreaded green vegetable on the […]

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Blue and Yellow Polenta

Blue and Yellow Cornmeal Polenta

Making polenta takes a bit of time, care, attention and love but the results are delicious and will become highly valued by friends and family. It is a peasant dish, a close relative to cornmeal mush that has been refined and is no longer just a starvation staple of poor subsistence farmers. Polenta is featured […]

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Aurora and Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin is an essential part of the fall season in my humble opinion, but it is much more than the trendy “Pumpkin Spice” everything that suddenly jumps into our lives in the cooler weather. Real, home-grown pumpkin has a rich sweetness that is just plain lacking in almost all of the commercially available pumpkin products […]

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