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Turkish Zucchini and Yogurt Dip or Spread (Yoğurtlu Kabak Mezesi)

(Sorry, no photo yet…we ate it all up before we could take a picture!) I had this delicious, plain-looking dip as part of meze, appetizers, at a pide (like pizza without tomato sauce) shop in Turkey. It was served with flatbread–the same dough as the pide crust, just plain. Later I smeared some on...

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Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

I had this dip in Turkey, where it is served with other meze, appetizers. You can play with all the amounts to get something you like the taste of. It’s traditionally made with pomegranate molasses, but balsamic vinegar makes a perfect substitute. Turkish red...

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Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

This is another simple Turkish dish that becomes more than the sum of its parts. So many Turkish dishes contain similar ingredients: onion, tomato, garlic, and red bell peppers. But this also traditionally uses a red speckled bean, called barbunya. You can use pintos,...

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A New Greenhouse Design for Growing Vegetables in Dry Areas

I learned about this new development in dryland vegetable farming. It’s a greenhouse that is being developed in Ethiopia. The system is sort of a combination of condensation collection...

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What is companion planting?

Companion planting is planting two different types of plants together, so that they benefit from each other. One recent example paired alyssum, a flower, with lettuce. Traditionally-grown lettuce prices...

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Gardening Update on Back to Eden Method of Mulching

A little over a year ago, I posted about a video I had seen, The Garden of Eden, and that I was trying to use the method recommended, which...

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