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From Humble Onion to Something Special

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In about an hour, you can turn red onions into a zippy condiment: pickled onions. I use it on hamburgers, salads, potato salad, sandwiches, with cheese and crackers, throw it on a steamed veggie (kale, spinach). It’s an-all around great garnish. Erin’s 1:1:1 Pickles (Water, sugar, red wine vinegar) Slice 2 red onions into thin […]

Jennifer’s Journal: Too Much Produce? Freeze!

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At this time of year, I am swimming in produce! A lot of my usual garden chores have taken a backseat to preserving the many vegetables I’m harvesting here at Gardeners’ Supply and in my home garden. I’m trying to stay aware of which beds should be marked for cover cropping and which should be […]

Sun-Dried, Dashboard-Dried, Homegrown Tomatoes

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Mary Ahrens of California shared this photo on our Facebook page. We were intrigued and asked her to share the technique: “Well, I use a small cherry tomato type. I sort out the miss marks, over- and under-ripes, wash, cut them in half, put them skin side down. You can sprinkle dried herbs on them […]

Simple Roasted Tomatoes

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Although fresh tomatoes are available year-round, I enjoy them most during the summer, especially from my own garden or a farmer’s market. A farmer here in Vermont once told me to eat one of her just-picked heirloom tomatoes with only a sprinkling of sea salt. She said it would be a life-changing experience — and […]

Freezing Sweet Corn

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I used to grow enough corn that we could eat it for dinner every night during August and still have enough to freeze for winter. Once you’ve been eating home-frozen corn for a few years, it’s difficult to be satisfied with store-bought. But these days, I depend on the farmer down the road to grow […]

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