The Perfect Pancake

The Perfect Pancake

I love pancakes. Whether they are being served up hot from the griddle for breakfast or are featuring in some fiendish layered dessert, I love pancakes. And I am picky about how they should be made and what kind of texture they should have. A pancake should be soft and pillowy on the inside and … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – Thai Basil

Landreth Seed of the Day – Thai Basil

Thai Basil (Siam Queen Variety) Basil has been a part of the American diet since the first colonists, but it was the sweet basils, Italian and Genovese, that were known to Americans. Thai Basil is a 20th century introduction to the American diet and it is often confused with its close cousin, Cinnamon Basil, because … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Watermelon Radish

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Watermelon Radish

The Watermelon Radish In the very first ad ever published by The D. Landreth Seed Company (May, 1784) there were 5 different radish varieties listed, more than any other vegetable, flower or herb. “…true early, London, short-topped, best Salmon and real turnip rooted radishes…” The Landreths listed so many varieties because in the 1600s, 1700s … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – Parsley

Landreth Seed of the Day – Parsley

Parsley “Parsley?!!?,” you say! “Why parsley? Everybody knows about parsley…” Well, maybe you don’t. Parsley is the most popular herb in the world. Native to the Mediterranean, it is now cultivated on every continent and is an ingredient in more cuisines than any other vegetable/herb. It may be the oldest vegetable/herb cultivated by mankind. As … Continue reading

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Chioggia Beet

Landreth Seed of the Day – The Chioggia Beet

A Beautiful Italian Heirloom: The Chioggia Beet The Italians have blessed us with many marvelous fruits and vegetables. Most of the varieties we cherish today were carried into the United States by Italian immigrants who began arriving in the mid-1800s. Imagine treasuring a fruit/vegetable so much that you carried its seed in your pocket, your … Continue reading