Last week I made a spelt-spaghetti version of this salad, which I shared with Ellen, our Bulk Seed Specialist.  It was her suggestion that I share this recipe with our readers, gearing it toward soba noodles in connection with Leyla's blog on buckwheat. Feel free to experiment with the vegetables used (fennel can be tasty,

Do you have a favorite plant family? Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family, comes close for me.  I love the colorful tapestry that wild buckwheat (Eriogonum spp.) makes of the hillsides in California as the pink, white and yellow blooms open and age to a deep red.  Cultivated buckwheat (Fagopyrum sagittatum) is one of the most dependable

A few weeks ago, I was tasked with typing instructions for planting seed potatoes.  When I reached the part of the instructions regarding new potatoes, my mind instantly went to one of my Mother's favorite spring-themed side dishes 'New Potatoes with Peas in Cream Sauce'.  With spring now in full swing and the thought of