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Thai Red Roselle, a.k.a. the Tea Hibiscus Plant

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In celebration of Eat a Rainbow Week, we brought samples of bright red iced hibiscus tea to the Pittsboro Farmers’ Market this week. Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of hibiscus with edible calyxes (sepals which form at the base of the flowers to protect the developing fruit).  It is grown as a commercial plant […]

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Recipe: Toasted Walnut Pesto

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Fresh basil is plentiful in the summer, but it doesn’t store very long once harvested.  While it will keep for about a week in the refrigerator, the leaves may start to brown from the cold (they’re fine to eat, but not as attractive).  So, whenever we have basil left over after a day at the […]

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