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14 Store Bought Vegetables & Herbs You Can Regrow - YouTube
"I am regrowing 14 store bought Vegetables and Herbs. These 14 vegetables and herbs are very easy to regrow. You can either grow these indoors, outdoors, or near your kitchen window."

[via: https://twitter.com/rmartinez2209/status/1117200495934885891 ]
plants  classideas  gardening  vegetables  fruit 
april 2019 by robertogreco
The magical Brassica oleracea plant
"The apples that you buy at the market are all from the same species of plant, Malus domestica. Within that species, there are 7,500 different varieties (or cultivars) of apples. The list of apple cultivars includes Red Delicious, Macoun, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and the like. They look and taste different but are all recognizable as apples.

Brassica oleracea is a species of plant that, like the apple, has a number of different cultivars. But these cultivars differ widely from each other: cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, collard greens, and cauliflower. Nutty that all those vegetables come from the same species of plant."
cabbage  kale  broccoli  brusselssprouts  kohlrabi  collardgreens  cauliflower  food  vegetables  plants 
february 2015 by robertogreco
The Science Behind Why We Love Ice Cream (and Other Things Creamy) - WSJ.com
"A new genetic study shows that people produce strikingly different amounts of amylase, and that the more of the enzyme people have in their mouth the faster they can liquefy starchy foods.

Scientists think this finding could help explain why people experience foods as creamy or slimy, sticky or watery, and that this perception could affect our preference for foods. For the numerous foods that contain starch, including pudding, sauces and even maple syrup, what can feel just right to some people is experienced as too runny or not melting enough for others because they produce different amounts of the enzyme."
food  taste  texture  pickyeaters  psychology  vegetables  icecream  senses  genetics  science  diet  dna 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Schrödinger's Kitten: The Fruit Is A Lie
"Strawberries, you will be glad to know, are a ‘false fruit’. Which seems reasonable enough. But at this point a small doubt started to grow in my mind... what, actually, then, was a real fruit? Oranges? No, they’re a modified berry. Bananas? Leathery berry. Plums? Drupe — fleshy bit with one stone inside. Peaches, nectarines and mangos, similar. Pineapple? Forget it — multiple fruit, incorporating the support that the original flowers all grow on, making it a pseudo-multiple-carp. Although interestingly and cutely, they are pollinated by hummingbirds and bats.2 (Not usually simultaneously.)
fruit  science  biology  humor  food  vegetables  language  via:kottke 
august 2009 by robertogreco
VeggieTrader - Your place to trade, buy or sell local homegrown produce
"Wish you could turn your excess plums into lemons, or maybe even a little cash? Use this site to find neighbors to swap with or sell your excess produce to. Or if you specialize in growing tomatoes, find neighbors who specialize in other produce and form networks to share in the variety. Even if you don't have a garden, Veggie Trader is your place for finding local food near you."
classprojects  tcsnmy  gardening  agriculture  neighborhoods  vegetables  fruits  sustainability  collaboration  community  sharing  markets  food  green  local  produce  trading  fruit 
april 2009 by robertogreco
MyFarm - Growing Vegetables. Growing Community
"MyFarm is a decentralized urban farm. We grow vegetables in backyard gardens throughout the city. By increasing local food production we are creating a secure and sustainable food system. Using organic practices we strive to grow the best tasting most nutritious vegetables."
sanfrancisco  gardens  gardening  yards  california  entrepreneurship  vegetables  bayarea  food  organic  green  permaculture  urbangardening  urbanfarming  farming  agriculture 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Slow Food Nation
"Join us in San Francisco this Labor Day Weekend for an unprecedented event! Taste delicious food, meet farmers, wander urban gardens, and discover the recipe for a fair and sustainable food system."
events  california  us  sanfrancisco  food  slowfood  slow  sustainability  agriculture  local  health  green  gardening  farming  vegetables 
july 2008 by robertogreco
San Diego Farm Bureau
"Although agriculture is not a high-profile industry, it ranks as the fifth largest industry in San Diego County (after manufacturing, tourism, defense, and biotechnology) and contributes $1.4 billion to the local economy."
sandiego  local  vegetables  fruit  produce  economics  farms  agriculture  sustainability  environment  health 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food
"Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Want to support this great web site? Shop in our catalog for things you…"

[see also: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/ ]
food  organic  local  farms  farming  agriculture  green  activism  vegetables  groceries  produce  sandiego  localism  locavore  us  sustainability 
july 2008 by robertogreco
the vegetable orchestra
"The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetabile sou
instruments  food  experimental  diy  performance  music  orchestra  vegetables 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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