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Carrots with Cumquat Recipe

Aromatic, healthy dish.

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Chunky Corn Chowder Recipe

Corn and new potatoes make a hearty pairing in this soup.

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Zucchini Timbale Recipe

Quick and creamy timbales.

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Lemony Pea Risotto Recipe

This tasty risotto rewards the patient chef.

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When Is Watermelon Ripe?

Picking a ripe watermelon is not the easiest thing to learn, but there are indicators to look for.

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Lemon Balm and Cucumber Soup Recipe

Try this refreshing uncooked soup, which is ideal for hot summer days.

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Spinach Souffle Recipe

Delicious souffle with only 5 ingredients.

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George's Secret Tomato Sauce

Burpee's owner shares his secret tomato recipe.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Homegrown carrots are usually sweeter and juicier than those sold at the grocery store. But straight out of the ground, they lack the nutrition of the store-bought product. It takes two weeks of chilling for carrots to develop their maximum vitamin C content. So harvest carrots at their peak and refrigerate them for 14 days before eating. Cut off tops (they draw moisture out of the carrot), and store in zipper-type plastic bags to retain crunch and flavor. For long-term storage, layer carrots and damp sand in boxes and store in a dark, cool area such as a basement.