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The Opinionated Gardener


Garlic Roasted Spring Radishes

Garlic Roasted Spring Radishes

You've done it! You sowed a few rows of spring radishes into your cold, wet spring soil and watched, mesmerized at the beauty and speed of their growth.  30 days or so later, you find yourself with an abundance of crisp, pink and white roots ready for the table.  French Breakfast Radishes just h...
Ukrainian Borscht

Ukrainian Borscht

What does Borscht mean? Borscht definition: a beet-based soup that can be combined with whatever else you’ve got growing in your garden to create a hearty, healthy meal that also stretches your food budget and weekly meals just a little bit further. If you don't know what Borscht is, then you're ...
Roasted Squash Hummus recipe from Ethos Seed Company

Roasted Squash Hummus

Roasted Squash Hummus – The perfect way to use those Winter Squash!   Author: Marjorie Beausoleil Prep time: 15 minutes + 45 mins cooking Total time: 1 hr Yield: 8-10 servings Category: Side Dish   I love everything about hummus! This zesty, creamy, flavorsome spread makes the perfect snack for...
Classic Ajvar made with Ajvarski peppers from Ethos Seed company

Classic Ajvar

Any pepper lover is sure to adore this wonderful classic condiment, originating in the Balkan region. Some controversy exists on the exact origin of the dish, but most sources settle on the Serbian and Macedonian origins as the true source of Ajvar. The origin of the name is Turkish and derives f...
Perfect garlic honey roasted carrot recipe from Ethos Seed Company

Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

Carrots are a staple vegetable in many kitchen, but they rarely take the spotlight at the dinner table and it is a pity. There is nothing quite like the flavor of a garden fresh carrot and this easy recipe brings out their crunch and sweetness while highlighting the distinct “carroty” flavor of f...
Garden Beets, perfectly roasted and ready to be turned into a delicious salad - recipe from Ethos Seed Company

How to make the Perfect roasted beets every time

Beets are an iconic root vegetables in the gardens of North America and I grow a generous amount of this crop in both the spring and fall season. My family loves to eat beets, from the sweet, colorful roots to the edible, delicious greens. It wasn’t always like this, though. I remember my early g...