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Buried Treasure: Preserve the Harvest in a Root Cellar
Infographic by CustomMade
Imagine eating homegrown cabbage, beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, apples, and other produce on a winter evening, without the use of canning or refrigeration. Before home refrigerators, this scenario was commonplace thanks to the low-tech root cellar.
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What exactly is fertilizer? And, why do plants benefit from it?
Fertilizer is simply a material added to soils or directly to plant tissues that contains nutrients essential to the growth and health of the plant (…) Fertilizers are inputs that farmers and gardeners can use to increase the amounts and balance the ratios of these essential chemical compounds. Continue reading “Fertilizer Facts: What, When and How Often [Infographic]”
This is part of a ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts, which include a “Guide to adding flavor with Aromatics” [Infographic], a “Guide to using Fresh Herbs” [Infographic] and “5 Sauces you can use on Everything” [Infographic].
Understanding how to combine and balance flavors is an incredibly important cooking concept, and it’s especially evident in Asian food. Maybe this is why just about everyone enjoys Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Japanese cooking.
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Created by Indoor Agriculture Conference team, foudn on Visua.ly
This infographic lists the reasons why farming’s future is indoors, and introduces some of the key players in the movement.
Get choosing, cooking and storing tips from the produce that is getting out of season here
“If ever there were a time of year when it just feels right to eat well, June is it. The air is sweet and warm and there are oodles of healthy options in the grocery store (or, if you’re lucky, the local farm stand) that can help keep you energized through the long summer days.
Strawberries are summer’s stand-out sensation, but it’s just not tennis without the rest of the seasonal berries. Broad beans, tomatoes and fresh peas are also unmissable in June.”
When produce is in season locally, the relative abundance of the crop usually makes it less expensive. Fresh, locally harvested foods have their full, whole flavours intact, which they release to us when we eat them.
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