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Fruits and veggies that look weird are just as nutritious as their perfect cousins
How many times have you harvested a carrot with two legs, laughed about it, took a picture, then thrown it away? Why didn’t you eat it? It has the same nutrients as a carrot with only one leg...
As berries and other fruits come into season, preserve the juices as a syrup
Making fruit syrup is simple. It takes very little time, is economical, and gives you a sweet treat. The fruit should be in the best condition possible – not over-ripe and not under-ripe. If...
One man’s mission to embrace the ugly (fruits and vegetables), and give them a chance.
Just like many things in life, fruits and vegetables can come in a variety of sizes and shapes. So why is it that the only fruit and vegetables you see at the store look picture-perfect?...
They make sour lemons taste like sweet lemonade
A few months ago my husband brought home little tablets made from a fruit called the “miracle berry”. He told me to dissolve a tablet on my tongue and then suck on a lemon. I thought he...
The raspberry crop needs maintenance as it winds down for the year
Raspberry crops need some attention now to ensure growth in the spring. Leah Riesselman is a horticulture graduate research assistant at Iowa State University. She says how you care for the raspberry...
Power up your hydration this summer with this collection of cooling waters flavored with herbs and flowers from your garden, citrus, or exotic fruits. Perfect for refreshing yourself on a hot...
Currants are packed full of nutrients and an easy crop to grow in the home garden
Currants haven’t been a popular fruit in the home garden because in the past, black currants have been extremely susceptible to white pine blister rust. It doesn’t bother the currant...
Look for specific signs that tell you its ready
Do you call it “cantaloupe” or “muskmelon”? The terms are interchangeable for the most part. If you have some growing in the garden you may be wondering how soon they can be...
Learn how to pick, handle and store strawberries to achieve quality and freshness.
Take advantage of the fresh produce in your garden and at the farmer's market this summer by making these refreshing cocktails!