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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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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb’s Story

 Ellen shares her research and experiences with rhubarb, that unusual but loved garden vegetable. A deep red stalk is more popular among consumers, but often has poor growth and yield. Green varieties are often much more productive. People often assume red stemmed rhubarb is sweeter than other colors but color and sweetness are not necessarily […]

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Sour Cream Biscuits

Sour cream biscuits are a delicious use of extra sour cream,  for a special occasion or just for the fun of it. Using extra sour cream or sour milk to make biscuits or pancakes is an old technique that dates back to farm house days when there would be extra milk or cream from milking […]

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American Flag Leeks

Leeks: Not Just for Stews

Leeks are thought of (when they are thought of at all) as a base for winter soups and stews. But they deserve far more attention than a bit player in a winter’s tale. Although the leek is a member of the onion family, the flavor is more subtle and refined than the standard onion. An […]

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Alice Berner’s Cornbread

When we were looking for a classic sweet cornbread recipe to make in our Kamado, or ceramic charcoal-fired barbeque, we came across this one that is perfect for homegrown heirloom corn and White Sonora wheat and uses honey for the sweetener, instead of sugar. This recipe comes from Alice Berner, who farms wheat in northern […]

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All About Basil

The intense aroma of fresh basil is one of the hallmarks of summer and a garden in the full swing of production. The Greek name for basil – βασιλικός – also translates as “royal”, showing the regard that it has had for a long time. It is also a symbol of love in Italy, where […]

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