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!

Fresh Homemade Mayonnaise

Easy Herbed Mayonnaise in 30 Seconds

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Real, traditional mayonnaise has only five simple ingredients but is rarely made fresh, which is truly a shame. Discover how to make fresh delicious mayonnaise in 30 seconds with our recipe, and don’t worry about running out of the store-bought stuff ever again!
Chipotle-Cillantro Coleslaw Ingredients

Chipotle-Cilantro Coleslaw

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This chipotle-cilantro coleslaw may look fairly ordinary, until it hits your taste buds. Then you (or your dinner guests) will know you’ve stumbled upon something truly special.
Spiced Cauliflower Soup

Spiced Cauliflower Soup

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Spiced cauliflower soup is an easy and delicious dish - a warming winter's dinner but is also a cool and creamy summer's lunch entreé or appetizer.
Fresh Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Sicilian Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

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This Sicilian eggplant and tomato sauce is wonderful and surprising with its richness and depth of flavors, both fresh and roasted. Easy and delicious!
Pesto alla Genovese

Easy Homemade Basil Pesto

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Fresh, homemade basil pesto is one of the treasures of summer. Pesto is one that is very easy and quick to make, so come along and we'll show you how!
Lemon-Garlic Infused Olive Tapenade
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Lemon-Garlic Infused Olive Tapenade

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We did this video in partnership with our local hospital about growing and cooking with herbs. Lemon-Garlic Infused Olive Tapenade makes use of them.
Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette

Young Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette

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Young Green Beans with Dijon Vinaigrette is a quick and simply delicious way to make them into a very memorable side dish that will be talked about!
Lemon Green Beans

Lemony Green Beans

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Lemony Green beans are a welcome addition to the dinner table in the spring when they first arrive. Taste our unique and delicious take on them!
Honey Pickled Jalapenos with Garlic

Honey Pickled Jalapeños with Garlic

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Pickled jalapeños and garlic have been favorites of ours for a couple of decades. See our newest twist with honey on this classic recipe!
Blue & Yellow Polenta

Blue and Yellow Cornmeal Polenta

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Polenta takes a bit of time, care, attention and love but the results are delicious. We show you how to make it with a lot less work but all the flavor.
Honey Lemon Ginger Turmeric Cold Killer

Honey Lemon Ginger Turmeric Cold Killer

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Honey and lemon juice combined with powerful ginger and turmeric makes a highly effective cold killer that's easy to make.
Aurora and Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Puree

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Real, home-grown roasted pumpkin puree has a rich sweetness that is just plain lacking in commercially available pumpkin products today.
Plated Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Classic Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels sprouts when slowly pan-roasted with other vegetables are surprisingly delicious, simple and very satisfying. An excellent meal or side dish.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Dijon Dressing

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Pan-roasted Brussels Sprouts are rich and nutty and when combined with Maple-Dijon dressing, really sets them apart! A great side dish for family dinners.
Chioggia Beet

History of Beets

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Beets have a long history of feeding people and their livestock. We look at a brief history of the beet, along with a couple of delicious recipes!
Homemade Fermented Chile Paste

Fermented Chile Paste

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Fermented chile paste is one of my favorite condiments, and making your own lets you choose the flavors and level of heat. See how easy it is!
Argentine Beef Roast

Argentine Beef Roast with Fettuccine

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This unusual but delicious Argentine beef roast is served with "tuco" - a traditional tomato sauce over tallarines, similar to handmade fettuccine.
quick snow peas with lemon herb dressing

Heirloom Peas: Sugar, Snap and Snow

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Heirloom peas love cool, wet weather, and are often only in season for a few weeks, when you will find local farmers bringing them to market.
Baked Yogurt Tart

Baked Yogurt Tart

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This incredibly simple but superbly delicious vanilla-spiked yogurt tart is very close to a custard, but made with strained yogurt.
Smoked Yogurt Marinated Beef Roast

Smoked Yogurt Marinated Beef Roast

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Smoked Yogurt Marinated Beef Roast - the perfect centerpiece for an impressive and delicious dinner that won't take all of your day to prepare!
Spinach Sesame and Ginger Salad

Spinach Salad with Sesame and Ginger

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This Asian- inspired wilted spinach salad combines the rich, sweet fresh spinach with the rice vinegar, ginger, pepper flakes and toasted sesame flavors.
Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds
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Peel Garlic in 10 Seconds

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Can you peel garlic in 10 seconds? Not just one clove, but a whole head? We show you how in our very short video!
Szechuan Buttons in hand

Szechuan Button and Mango Sorbet

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Szechuan Buttons make an attention-grabbing "fizzy" sorbet- a tongue-tingling dessert or perhaps the ultimate between-course palate cleanser.
Cucamelon

Pickled Cucamelon with Dill and Mint

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Cucamelons are tiny watermelon lookalikes with crisp, crunchy, cucumber-tinged-with-lime flavors. Try them in this delightful pickled cucamelon recipe!
Rossa di Treviso Radicchio

Red Risotto with Radicchio

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Radicchio is a member of the chicory family - along with Endive and Escarole - and is part of the dandelion group. Here's an unusual but delicious risotto!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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Rhubarb's Story

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Rhubarb is one of my favorite food plants; its red-green stalks beckon summer on and strawberry-rhubarb pie is one of my favorites.
Sour Cream Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits

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Sour cream biscuits are a delicious use of extra sour cream, for a special occasion or just for the fun of it.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut squash are deliciously sweet and silky, making creamy cold weather soups. You can use almost any hard winter squash to make this soup.
American Flag Leeks

Leeks: Not Just for Stews

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Leeks are thought of as a base for winter soups and stews. Although a member of the onion family, the flavor is more subtle and refined than onions.
100 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Aged Italian Balsamic Vinegar

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Aged Italian balsamic vinegar is a true culinary wonder that has to be experienced to be believed. We walk you through our tasting experience and education.
Oaxacan Poblano Chicken

Oaxacan Chicken in Poblano Sauce

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This Mexican poblano chicken dish from Oaxaca is one of our family’s favorites because it is easy to make and is absolutely delicious.
Alice Berner's Cornbread

Alice Berner's Cornbread

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This cornbread is light, moist and very flavorful with a sweetness that is warm and inviting. It is perfect for heirloom cornmeal and White Sonora wheat!
All About Basil

All About Basil

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Fresh basil is a hallmark of summer. Its Greek name translates as “royal”, and basil is a symbol of love in Italy.
Roasted Garlic and Onion for Antipasto

Fresh Garden Antipasto Trio

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This trio of antipasto recipes is perfect for light grazing through an evening with friends, or the two of you watching a summer evening fade into twilight.
Blue Seed Opium Poppy

The Poppy and Its Seeds

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Poppy flowers are a beautiful addition to any garden with an amazing benefit - the seeds are edible! Great growing tips and a delicious recipe are inside.
Swiss chard Italian style

Chard Of Many Colors

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Chard is like a reliable friend, always there, it is one of the greatest, and often least appreciated, of all the gifts from your local farmer (or garden).
Spinach

Spinach Salade Lyonnaise

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Fresh Spinach Salade Lyonnaise is quick and easy to make, yet tasty with spinach, crisp bacon, barely cooked eggs, and warm, sharp Dijon vinaigrette
Fermented Pepper Sauce

Fermented Pepper Sauce

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Fermented pepper sauce is one of the easiest, safest and most delicious methods of preserving your garden's bountiful harvest of peppers.
Fermented Tomato Conserve

Fermented Tomato Conserve (Conserva Cruda Di Pomodoro)

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Try this traditional Italian fermented tomato conserve for your huge harvest of heirloom tomatoes.
Chile Coloradito Sauce

Homemade Chile Coloradito Sauce

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Homemade Chile Coloradito sauce is my adaptation of the classic mole sauce from Oaxaca, Mexico. Make extra, it is well worth the effort!
Risotto alla Veronese

Risotto alla Veronese

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Risotto alla Veronese is a great taste of the wonderful risottos from the world famous Isola della Scala rice region of Verona, Italy. Simply delicious!
Asparagus with Tomato Pesto Dressing

Asparagus with Tomato Pesto Dressing

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Asparagus adds a creamy foundation to the rich, flavorful and slightly spicy tomato pesto sauce in this unusual and tasty side dish.
Pumpkin Orange Cheesecake

Pumpkin-Orange Cheesecake

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This pumpkin-orange cheesecake is a centerpiece dessert with multiple layers of rich flavors that roll across your tongue, surprising with each new taste.
Radicchio di Trevisio Salad

Radicchio di Treviso Salad

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Radicchio di Treviso Salad is an excellent fall or early spring introduction to a great homemade meal. Try this traditional approach for some great flavors.
Terra Madre Opening Ceremony
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A World of Taste – Slow Food Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2012

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The Slow Food premier event – Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto – happens every two years in Turin, Italy. We present an overview of our experiences.
Roasting Green Chiles

Old Time Green Chile Stew

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Green chile stew is a staple in many Southwestern homes. It is a comfort food on par with chicken soup. Here's the recipe I grew up with.
Herbed Dried Tomatoes

Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes

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Herbed Marinated Dried Tomatoes make incredibly thoughtful gifts. You can't buy the flavor of these herbed tomatoes, anywhere, at any price.
Nasturtium Pods

Pickled Nasturtium Pods

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Nasturtium pods, seeds or buds are hot like peppers when they are mature, green and plump. They make incredible pickled caper alternatives.
Hortopita

Hortopita or Greek Spring Greens Quiche

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Hortopita is a savory pie that is stuffed with horta, or edible spring greens and feta cheese between filo pastry sheets.
Wheat and Lentil Soup

Catanian Wheat and Lentil Soup

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Zuppa Di Grano e Lenticchie or Catanian Wheat and Lentil Soup is an ancient farm soup that is enjoying a resurgence in its home country of Sicily.