July 28, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Who Needs Zucchini? White Scallop Squash is Divine

I’ve never been a fan of zucchini. I won’t plant them in my garden, but this year, a volunteer showed to grow right inside my fence. I let it stay because when a random plant shows up on  it’s on, … Continue reading

July 15, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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In Praise of a Purple Potato

In the last century, (about 12 years ago), Americans discovered there a color palette for potatoes instead of the standard swatch of white . There were always sweet potatoes around, but it took Yukon Golds with slightly yellow color and their … Continue reading

January 6, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Bisignano #2 Tomatoes – One Plant, Four Shapes of Fruit

I like to think of this tomato like this as the anti-Cello pack tomato. The Cello Packs as I recalled were 3 bland tomatoes in a small, white rectangle shaped basket wrapped in cellophane. It was the perfect synthesis of … Continue reading

August 14, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone
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A Dried, Sweetened Tomato as a Fig Substitute?

Evidently in colonial times in America, this Philadelphia heirlom variety did exactly that. It seemed odd and intriguing to me when I first read about the Red Fig tomato being used as fig susbsitute in early America. When I read about that use, of course I … Continue reading

June 23, 2011
by Jeff Quattrone
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Boothby’s Blonde, My First Harvest

Tonight was it, my first harvest! And the first time I’ve tasted Boothby’ Blonde Cucumber. And the result, it tastes like a cucumber, which I love cucumbers. And there is quite a difference in one that you grow as opposed to … Continue reading

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