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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...
Homemade Easy Sauerkraut Recipe - Ethos Seed Company

Homemade Easy Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is not a new food by any extent of the imagination, but its popularity has been renewed in recent years as the health benefits of fermented food became mainstream knowledge. Making sauerkraut at home can really save some money—a jar of fermented sauerkraut can cost upwards of $7 a jar!...