THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA The potatoes have eyes. . . part 2
They came! I got my beautiful potatoes in a little box in the mail the other day! Witness their perfection:
I admired them, dutifully checked the tags to make sure they were the right varieties (su... Posted on 3/14/12 at 6:54 AM
CHEF JEFF Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Thyme
Brussels sprouts are becoming one of the most popular vegetables around these days. And there is good reason. Not only are Brussels sprouts a nutrition powerhouse they are loaded with many vitamins, ... Posted on 12/29/11 at 5:00 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE This week brought to you by COFFEE.
There has been quite a bit of hub-bub around here lately. Do I say that every week? It feels like it. I sure hope you aren't bored with it, because I really don't see things slowing down anytime soon.... Posted on 6/27/11 at 2:18 PM
Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said even though no tests of the sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony had come back positive for the E. coli strain behind the outbreak, an investigation into the pattern of the outbreak had produced enough evidence to draw the conclusion: German-grown vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000.
David Rising and Kirsten Grieshaber
, June 10, 2011
The Lower-Saxony state agriculture ministry said 23 of 40 samples from the sprout farm suspected of being behind the outbreak have tested negative for the highly aggressive, "super-toxic" strain of E. coli bacteria. It said tests were still under way on the other 17 sprout samples.
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