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Maro Nalabandian’s Winter Vegetable Recipes

Maro doing a cooking demo at a GIEI event Maro Nalabandian is a Montgomery County MG and a professional chef. She shares her skills and recipes with us at GIEI events. Here are a few of her favorite winter veggie…

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The great root vegetable cook-off begins

In other words, I now have to use up all the root vegetable props shown in my last post. (The jicama and one of the sunchokes molded and had to be composted, but the rest survived storage in plastic bags…

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The traveling root vegetable show

I’m giving a talk this coming Saturday on growing root vegetables (with a cooking demo by fellow MG Maro Nalabandian) at the Montgomery County MGs’ spring gardening conference. And since the event is full and you can’t sign up if…

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Beets, carrots, turnips: One last supper

Last Harvest from Garden 2011 When I heard the temperature was going to drop into the low 20s just after New Year’s, I took a bucket to our vegetable garden and pulled the last of our late-season root crops: a…

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The roots of the garden

This is the first of my planned posts on successful crops I’m going to revisit in the demo garden next year.  I thought I’d start with what seems fundamental: root crops. They’re successful because, for the most part, they are…

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Sherlock Gardener: Case of the hollow turnips

My discovery: Hollow turnip How disappointing!  The leaves of my fall crop of Golden Globe turnips (Burpee Organic) were nearly picture perfect, but when I pulled some before Thanksgiving, they had underdeveloped roots.  When I cut off the stems and…

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Damrosch on ‘earth vegetables’

Buried treasure Here’s a link to Barbara Damrosch, “A Cook’s Garden” columnist in the Washington Post, on “What on earth? Winter’s buried treasure”—“earth vegetables,” as she calls them, that make good winter food and can be stored in the ground,…

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