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You might remember a certain trip we took to the beach last spring, when we brought home a wagon brimming with several varieties of kelp. That afternoon back in June, we combined approximately 10 pounds of rinsed seaweed with water inside a 10-gallon Rubbermaid tote and...

Is there a fruit more loaded — with innuendo, with mythological baggage, with outrageously potent nectar — than the fig? Cleopatra fancied them, and Bacchus wore them on his head. Its flowers are actually inside its "fruit." They were the very first Olympic prize, given out...

Fall 2013 will forever be known as the season that we descended into sheer pumpk-insanity. This madness began with our haul from Bates’ Nut Farm. Remember the Ghostly Lumina white minis, the long-necked squash, and the obscenely large, incredibly orange Prizewinner? And the turban squash...

Plants bring us bushels of joy every single day, but around this time of year our thoughts turn to the flora that terrify us. That's right: spooky plants. And we’re not just talking about the sight of our aphid-ravaged milkweed or a fast-moving touch-me-not. In honor of the...