January 27, 2013
by Jeff Quattrone
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Carrots, Growing, Not Manufactured

Manufactured carrots? Yes, but not in an evil scientist, GMO way. The baby carrots that are so popular today, have an interesting history. When they first appeared on the market, they started out as carrots that were deemed not market worthy. They … Continue reading

October 14, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Lear’s Macaw – Their Feast is Vanishing Too

When I started writing this blog, I focused on the varieties of vegetables that have vanished from seed collections. Being an avid gardener,I know the value of biodiversity to the long-term health of the garden, and the environment. I admit, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Licuri Palm Nuts – Woman Gathers and 90% of the Lear’s Macaw Diet

So many stories, so little time. While reading through the information provided to me by Slow Food International’s press office, I came across the the story of licuri palms. The palms produce a local, traditional food that’s harvested by women … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Hello, and Welcome to the Folks from the Expo!

Thanks for stopping by! Make yourself at home, and look around. Be sure to follow me over the next few weeks as I post updates about Salone del Gusto Terra Made, and I will provide live updates from the event. … Continue reading

August 4, 2012
by Jeff Quattrone
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Faux Green Olives, A Good Use of Green Tomatoes

I’m a little busy right now, and unfortunately, the garden has fallen down the list of priorities. I will be a vendor at The 2nd National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA, September 11-13, 2012. Shortly after that, I will … Continue reading

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

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