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Herbs in the Garden, Herbs in the Song

Go to Video Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme… Longing Search For Love Simon and Garfunkel wrote a Canticle about herbs, not for cooking but to sing of a longing search for love.  So sweet.  And so apt, because while we think about herbs for the beautiful flavor they give, each has its symbolic story to …

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The Importance of the Strawberry

Go to Video The Strawberry Clarion Call The strawberry is a clarion call for change of season, and here we have a variety called “gariguette” that we all adore because it’s johnny-on-the-spot, out of the ground and into the market well before any other variety. Tinkering Botanists and the Strawberry Botanists spend their time tinkering …

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A Radish for Now – A Radish for All Seasons

Go to Recipe Go to Video Flamboyant Vegetable The modest yet flamboyant radish, that little harbinger of spring, has a most distinguished history.  The people of the Levant – Turkey to Ethiopia – were the first to enjoy their crisp texture and sometimes spicy flavor.  The radish travelled to Europe through the Mediterranean basin to …

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To Market! To Market! To Buy a Fat Radish

Go to Video Market as Map of the Season We are heavily into spring now but produce and fruit haven’t caught up. They never do.  We humans are so ready to leave winter behind, sit in the sun, eat sweet green peas, strawberries, asparagus and baby new lettuces, yet nature takes her course.  Winter and …

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