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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!

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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Aged Italian Balsamic Vinegar

Italian Balsamic vinegar is pretty amazing, as even the “everyday” variety is highly tasty. Surprisingly, the traditional balsamic vinegar isn’t “true” vinegar in the classic sense of a fermented product that is removed from the fermentation after a specific period of time such as apple cider, wine or rice vinegar. Balsamic vinegar remains in the [...]

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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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