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This vegetable has a strong flavour that pairs well with other sauces. It is first blanched in boiling water, and then chilled in ice water to halt the cooking process. At that point, if it is carefully drained and dried off, it can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for several days before finishing this recipe. During the blanching process, purple sprouting broccoli turns bright green, while the hot water turns pinky-purple — it's a fun exercise to do with kids.

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This vegetable has a strong flavour that pairs well with other sauces. It is first blanched in boiling water, and then chilled in ice water to halt the cooking process. At that point, if it is carefully drained and dried off, it can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator for several days before finishing this recipe. During the blanching process, purple sprouting broccoli turns bright green, while the hot water turns pinky-purple — it's a fun exercise to do with kids.

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All homegrown vegetables are nutritious. The fact that you can eat them fresh, just after they have been harvested, means that they will be at...

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All homegrown vegetables are nutritious. The fact that you can eat them fresh, just after they have been harvested, means that they will be at the peak of both flavour and nutrient value. But among the many food plants you...

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The plant above is spinach, and it’s getting ready to bolt. As we approach the summer solstice, the spring garden is transformed into something quite...

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The plant above is spinach, and it’s getting ready to bolt. As we approach the summer solstice, the spring garden is transformed into something quite different. Various plants begin to behave in new ways. Growth really kicks in for vine-forming...

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CSAs represent one of the ways that small organic farmers are changing the way we think about food, the way we access food, and how...

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CSAs represent one of the ways that small organic farmers are changing the way we think about food, the way we access food, and how we, as consumers, participate with food production. CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture, and we’ve talked...

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