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Fresh From Our Farmers: Tierra Vegetables

Although you wouldn’t realize it by looking at the wooden boxes and bins filled with colorful chiles, cucumbers and eggplant, Tierra Vegetables hasn’t yet hit its 2012 stride. The peak of its harvest is still about three weeks away. “This is due to colder than normal night temperatures about a month ago,” Evie Truxaw, wife of farmer Wayne James, explains. Even with the delay, the current harvest is bountiful: There are Sungold cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, Globe and Japanese… Read More »

A Delicious & Easy Way To Entertain

When you prepare polenta is a slow-cooker, it stays creamy for hours, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your guests. It’s a perfect way to entertain on, say, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Polenta has the added attraction of being very inexpensive. Look for Golden Pheasant brand or Guisto’s Organic Polenta.… Read More »

Taming the zucchini monster: Update

Luckily for gardeners and cooks alike, zucchini is as easy to cook as it is easy to grow. Cook your way through these recipes, from the Seasonal Pantry archives, and you’ll have tamed the zucchini monster.… Read More »

Joe Matos St. George Cheese at a great price

If you’ve seen St. George cheese in your local market for $15.95. $16.95 or $19.95 a pound, three prices I’ve seen lately, here’s a hot little tip. If you buy it at the farm, it’s $7 a pound, no matter what amount you purchase. You can buy a wedge, a wheel or anything in between. But you get way more for your money at the little cheese factory, beyond the cheese itself. It is a rustic delight, a part of… Read More »