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Corn

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Hard to believe corn was developed from a grass, but that’s the story. Teosinte, corn’s ancestor, didn’t look much like our tall stalks with plump ears; amazing what a few thousand years of careful selection can lead to. We may … Continue reading

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Peppers

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Pepper varieties, thy name is legion. Big ones, little ones, hot ones, sweet ones, funny-shaped ones, funny-named ones and most of the colors of the rainbow except blue. If you think about it, food can taste pretty bland without a … Continue reading

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Eggplant

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Eggplant is an acquired taste for many people. I suspect this is because eggplants in stores are great big things that tend to be bitter, even when well-salted. The oriental eggplants have a much more delicate flavor. The original globe … Continue reading

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