Parsnips Gone Wild

No, these parsnips have not gone to Carlos ‘n Charlies in Cancun to hang upside down from the rafters and have tequila shooters sprayed into their mouths.  (Didn’t you do that on Spring Break?) These parsnips, instead of growing a thick, single root, like what a carrot might look like on steroids, grew a smaller main root with multiple tentacles splaying out from the tops.  Berry Patch Farms, poking fun at their variation from the standard parsnip, labeled them “Octosnips (Parsnips Gone Wild.)”...more

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Chinese Garlic Prices Continue Spiking; Welcome News For California Growers

It’s been a Happy New Year for domestic garlic growers, thus far.  Entering 2010, Chinese garlic supplies have remained uncharacteristically low and prices abnormally high; fueling a domestic demand that hasn’t been this fervent for a while, thanks to cheap Chinese garlic swallowing the majority of the U.S. market in recent years. ...more

I'm back

I wear a lot of hats like most of the women I know. But when my son was born last year my first time mom hat took over and blogging took a back seat. I feared spending too much time online because of the possibility of missing those beautiful moments off.  But after some time, I began to miss it.  I missed weighing in on the issues that are important to me and those that are simply matters of frivolity. And really, I came to see being a mom as manageable and not the  big scary world everyone had been warning me it was....more

Monday Dose of Market: New Vendors at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market

As promised by co-founder of Denver Urban Homesteading, James Bertini,  new vendors have continued to sprout at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market held Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00 at 200 Santa Fe.  “We will have new fooders joining us next month/next year/in a few weeks, and one of our goals is to make the market a one-stop shopping place.”   Here are a few pics of what you can expect to find from some of the newest folks.  ...more

Beverages to Spike Your Blood Sugar

Roxanne Sukol MD "Your Health is on Your Plate" drsukol.teachmed.comI decided to visit the “beverage center” at our local Walmart to see what's in stock.  I especially wanted to look at the names of some of these beverages.  My hypothesis, borne out of experiences with margarine and breakfast cereals, is that the more manufactured the product type, the more creative the brand names.  ...more

Golden Beets. Better Than Cabbage.

After tasting my first roasted golden beet, I began plumbing the depths of my brain to determine when it had been programmed that beets taste bad.  TV?  Movies?  My parents?  Is it instinct?  Maybe a hypothalamic beet reflex, so that when the word ‘beet’ is heard an automatic ‘YUCK!’ is released in return?  ...more


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Those pickles do look tasty! And pretty too, I will give those a ...more

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