Garlic varieties explained

Garlic varieties explained

When getting started with garlic production, growers soon learn that there are literally hundreds of named cultivars or strains available in the U.S. and Canada. Choosing among that wealth of options…
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Cooking Class in Umbria

Cooking Class in Umbria

A Summer Menu from the GardenFrigitelli PeppersCeci with Garlic and RosemaryFresh Strachetti Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes topped with Fried Squash BlossomsPanna Cotta with Glazed PeachesWe spent f…
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Horse-powered radicchio

Horse-powered radicchio

The grand prize winner of our summer 2016 photo contest is Hayshaker Farm in Walla Walla, Washington. Farmer Chandler Briggs sent us several photos of their amazingly beautiful radicchio grown from Fr…
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Arugula in summer

Arugula in summer

Arugula, or rucola, is such an important part of our diet around here that we try to keep it growing all year long. It’s actually fairly easy to grow in winter, because it loves cool weather and can t…
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Lidia recommends her favorite Italian veggies

Lidia recommends her favorite Italian veggies

Lidia Bastianich, perhaps the most famous Italian chef in America, writes in the April issue of Fine Gardening magazine about how important gardening is to good cooking."I learned how to gar…
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Making pesto for freezing

Pesto can be made with many kinds of herbs, individually or in combination. Basil pesto is the traditional Ligurian variation, but parsley, arugula, dill, and mint are also authentic to Italian cuisin…
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Beans

Italians love beans and the huge variety of beans we carry is a testament to that. In the markets, you see crates piled high with fancy thin filet beans, long flat beans, and plump shelling beans. We…
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