It’s almost Halloween, which means the squash are about to be harvested, or for some, have already been cut and are beginning to cure. It also means it’s time to start thinking about what to do the with Fall excess now that the summer excess has been given away, canned, frozen, and preserved every


Rye is a cold hardy ancient grain. Its roots are traced to Southwest Asia and may have been used since 1500-1800 bc.  It is a low gluten flour and has largely been used for hardy, dense breads and porridges. It’s been considered a low quality grain and was thought inferior by the upper classes of

Being a home gardener, I always wondered why my peppers cracked, but I never got around to looking it up until now.  Previously, I would just pick and eat them, since the cracking didn't seem to affect their quality.  However, since the question has come up here at Sustainable, I felt it was time to