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Growing radishes inside !?

Yep! While waiting for our seedlings to grow.   🙂 This is our Grow It Eat It 2013 Year of the Root Vegetables display.  It’s in use during our Grow It Eat It presentations and exhibits. We seeded the cherrybell radishes,…

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A Penchant for Gold

We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend but diamonds are out of reach for me. The next best thing is Gold, Yukon Gold Potato that is …  They are good for baking, stir frying, and just about anything….

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Root vegetable birthday

Hope everyone is enjoying the Snowquester storm!  We’ll be back to warmer weather this weekend, though it may be a bit squelchy to get the beds ready for planting. On a personal note, I just wanted to mention that we…

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The Quintessential Root Vegetable!

What do you think about when I say “root vegetable”? It simply has got to be a carrot. In fact, in my mother language (Dutch) the word for carrot is “wortel”, which literally means root. Carrots fresh out of the…

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Planning this year’s roots

I’ve been browsing through Roots: The Definitive Compendium with an eye out for anything else we may want to add to our already long list of root vegetables going into the Derwood Demo Garden this year.  I’m also intrigued by many…

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My love-hate relationship with parsnips

I first heard of parsnips three years ago, when asking my mother-in-law for her chicken soup recipe. She said that I absolutely must include [**word in Polish**], not knowing how to translate it. After some research I learned that she…

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Another recipe for your root vegetables

I love the taste of fermented or pickled preserved vegetables. It is a staple side dish for most Asian cuisines that I grew up with. This recipe would be a great addition for the year of root vegetables. This recipe…

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