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Believe it or not, still time to plant summer vegetables/herbs/flowers

While many of us have a full garden by now, there may still be holes to fill due to rascally rabbits, devious deer, disastrous disease. Or, you just haven’t had a chance to get out and plant certain parts of your yard. No worries, believe it or not, there’s still time to plant summer vegetables (and soon time to plant fall vegetables, more about that in a future post). And there are bargains to be found at local garden centers/greenhouses.

For vegetables, we basically have about 80-90 days left in our growing season, depending on where you live. So, any plant that matures by that time, you can plant and harvest.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 07/07, 2014 at 09:25 AM

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Local Food Video: The Piper’s Peck offers a year-round fresh flavor

Janet Robinson talks about how she went from teaching to growing hot peppers in her backyard. The Piper’s Peck uses local produce to make jellies and salsas that provide the tastes of ripeness year-round.

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{name} Posted by Jessica Paholsky on 07/12, 2013 at 08:26 AM

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At the Dinner Table: Shellie Mierwald, founder of Sweet Heat Gourmet

This edition of At the Dinner Table (a conversation with someone involved with local food), is with Shellie Mierwald, founder/owner of Sweet Heat Gourmet, a State College-based sauce company that uses local vendors for the ingredients.

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{name} Posted by Jamie Oberdick on 05/28, 2013 at 02:08 PM

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Spicy Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

I’ve always thought the best part of fall is its’ warm colors: green, red, orange, and yellow. Not only do these colors represent a changing of the leaves, but the crisp, vibrant flavors of fresh bell peppers.

The bell pepper’s quirky shape is a perfectly sweet substitute for the average bowl, and can hold flavors twice as savory as its own.

Try adding a festive kick to your favorite fall dishes with these Spicy Beef Stuffed Peppers.

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{name} Posted by Brittany Smith on 10/23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

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Field Notes: Summer Garlic and a Recipe for Pepper Packets

It’s the middle of summer, and that means it’s time for garlic! From spring garlic to garlic scapes, and fresh garlic to stored bulbs… it’s one of our favorite year-round crops. And now is the time to hurry up and get it out of the ground and hang it to cure.

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{name} Posted by Erin McKinney on 08/02, 2011 at 05:19 PM

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Pasta Primavera

What is better than crisp vegetables, creamy dressing, and fluffy pasta? Primavera means “the season of spring,” and this recipe uses fresh vegetables that are grown locally during this time of year. The delicate dressing and pasta really highlight the diverse tastes, textures, and colors of the seasonal vegetables.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/08, 2011 at 09:56 AM

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Piper’s Peck in Bellefonte

Looking for quality homemade salsa and hot pepper jelly? Janet Robinson, owner of Piper’s Peck, started her pepper business in 1998. She grows nine different varieties of peppers at her farm in Bellefonte. Her products include salsas, pepper jellies, fruit jellies, sauces, relishes, and even fudge! Stop by one of the many local farmers markets to meet Janet, or order online at www.piperspeck.com.

Continue reading to see a video interview with Janet.

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{name} Posted by Christina and Erin on 02/26, 2011 at 12:59 AM

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Sautéed Pepper and Onion Pasta

Here is a quick and easy pasta salad, perfect for the summer to fall transition time. It can be served either hot or cold and pairs well with heavy wheat beer.

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{name} Posted by Michele Frank on 08/25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

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Corn Tomato Cilantro Salad

This quick and simple side dish makes use of two popular August ingredients: corn and tomatoes. Add spicy jalapeños and fragrant cilantro and serve alongside your favorite Mexican main course. 

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 08/11, 2010 at 01:20 PM

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Simple Saturday Morning Frittata

Don’t you love Saturday mornings? When mugs of coffee and magazines replace alarm clocks and commutes.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/17, 2010 at 10:00 AM

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Oriental Pork Stir Fry

Stir fry recipes are fun and easy to prepare and make good use of summer produce.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 07/01, 2010 at 03:49 PM

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Early this May we purchased a square raised container to plant peppers and tomatoes. We would much prefer to compost and till our own plot of land, but we live in a rental townhouse, and so our humble front porch garden will have to suffice this year.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/30, 2010 at 06:56 PM

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Food Stories from NPR
'Language Of Food' Reveals Mysteries Of Menu Words And Ketchup

September 15, 2014

Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.

Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips

September 15, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: Yes they are.

The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn't Always So Rosy

September 15, 2014

The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.

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