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Kohlrabi A kohlrabi is a vegetable that is classified as a root vegetable, but grows above the ground. It is a “cabbage turnip”. It is sweeter, juicier, a crisper than a turnip. It can be pale green, purple, or white.
The kohlrabi looks like a tennis ball that grows above the ground. It is covered in a thin edible skin. There are thin stems that grow off in all directions. The leaves are large and edible as well. The greens can be prepared like collards, or cabba
Lavender Lavender, a member of the mint family, is originally native to the Mediterranean and other dry sandy regions. Its usage has been traced back to ancient Greece. Lavender grows well in cool moist winters and hot, dry summers. It is drought tolerant, and bug resistant. One of the major lavender production centers in the world varies around Provence, France. Lavender Field near Manosque, France Picture courtesy of Chef Richard Barth Commonly, lavenders, only been fo