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Root of roots, and sport of sports

Bob Nixon’s rutabagas Sometimes you get hit with the realization that there is a lot in this world you just don’t know about, and that is how I felt yesterday when listening to a CD by Joe Crookston which includes…

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Grow It, Harvest It, Store it, Eat It

Well, it’s the first day of the year of the cucurbit but I thought I would make one last post about versatile and nutritious root vegetables. Last week I posted about making venison stew with potatoes, turnips, parsnips, carrots and…

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The Grow It, Store It and Eventually Eat It Part

What a cold and rainy day.  Seems like a great day to make a pot of venison stew.  Good thing I have onions stored in my basement and that I dug some potatoes, carrots, parsnips and turnips yesterday when it…

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Sweet Potatoes Baltimore

Sweet Potatoes Anna is a dish I’ve made many times: reliably delicious and a good way to use both sweet potatoes and leeks. Ingredients5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into slices about 1/8-inch thick2-3 leeks, white part only, cut…

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Derwood Demo Garden 2013 Wrap-Up

photo by Darlene Nicholson So aside from the disconcerting tendency of praying mantises to eat bees instead of stink bugs, I’d say our Montgomery County demo garden, veggie division, had a pretty good year. We had some great harvests: and…

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More on baking with purple sweet potatoes

And welcome back to the What the Heck Do I Do With All These Purple Sweet Potatoes series. Before succeeding with the pie, I baked a delicious but oddly-colored cake, and was determined to make something that used baking powder…

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Oca: a non-successful root crop story

I started out 2013 with the ambition to grow as many root crops as possible… because it was the Year of the Root Crop! So, among my carrots and beets and turnips – and yacon, which did spectacularly well again…

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