Radiant Watermelon Radish

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If you have never seen watermelon radishes before, you might think that they aren’t real. How mother nature managed to make this combo of radiant pink and green colors appear in a radish… a real mystery! Festive and mild, this radish will truly make your crudités platter pop. Super Quick Pickle: Using a sharp knife or mandoline, thinly slice your … Read More

The Great Scape

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Fresh garlic scapes on glass plate

A garlic scape is the best, most useful thing ever! These weird-looking curly thingies are the flowering stem of garlic. In garlic production, they are removed so that the garlic will focus its energy into growing the bulb. Up until recently, farmers around our region tossed them away. Now that more Americans are willing to try foods that the rest of the world has … Read More

Natural Fermentation Makes a Much Better Kraut

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Back in the day, before the rise of industrial food production, people pickled differently. The method used was natural fermentation (or lacto-fermentation or lactic acid fermentation). All that was needed was produce, salt, and a jar. No need for starter cultures since fresh produce naturally has live lactic acid cultures. The produce was washed, chopped, or sliced, and mixed with … Read More

Not All Pickles are Created Equal

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Back in the day, before the rise of industrial food production, people pickled differently. The method used was natural fermentation (or lacto-fermentation or lactic acid fermentation). All that was needed was produce, salt, and a jar. No need for starter cultures since fresh produce naturally has live lactic acid cultures. The produce was washed, chopped, or sliced, and mixed with … Read More

Garlic Scape Charmer

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A garlic scape is the best, most useful thing ever! These weird-looking curly thingies are the flowering stem of garlic. In garlic production, they are removed so that the garlic will focus its energy into growing the bulb. Up until recently, farmers around our region tossed them away. Now that more Americans are willing to try foods that the rest of the world has … Read More