Growing Nightshades

Wait! Isn’t nightshade a poison?!? Well, yes. if we were talking “nightshade” the plant, that is a poison. But today, we’re talking “nightshade” the family of plants. And they are probably among your favorite veggies. Vegetables in the nightshade or solanaceous family include: potatoes tomatoes peppers (both sweet and spicy varieties) eggplant tomatillos You can…

Recipe: Winter Squash Soup

This recipe makes good use of all those long-keeping vegetables that you have overwintered in your basement or garage. Use any vegetable that you have on hand. Choose vegetables for color contrast for a more colorful soup. Ingredients: 4 C winter squash (any variety), peeled and cubed 2 Tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp cayenne, or…