Garden Journal2022-01-29T22:19:45-08:00

Chocolate Hummus

While hummus in our household is most often of the savory variety, the occasional sweet treat is always welcome. Full of protein and no processed sugar, chocolate hummus is one way to flip the script on all your previous ideas of what you can make with garbanzo beans. I added local honey, vanilla extract, and instant espresso powder for a rich dip that goes well with fresh strawberries, bananas, and of course your favorite cookie.

Five Garden Books for Chefs

Five Garden Books for Chefs: The Books Every Chef Needs in Their Library No Chef starts at the top. And for all the cooks working to become executive chefs, you have to be hungry for knowledge both in and out of the kitchen. For chefs looking to become legends,

What are Nasturtiums?

What are Nasturtiums? Nasturtiums are flowering plants that belong to the genus Tropaeolum. The most common variety is Tropaeolum majus, which is native to South America. They are commonly used in companion planting, also known as coplanting, to repel pests from other plants. The plant is also popular as

San Marzano Tomatoes

San Marzano tomatoes are a variety of tomato that is native to the Sarno River Valley in Campania, Italy. The tomato was first mentioned in print in 1879, in Vincenzo Corrado's book La Cuciniera Napoletana. They are considered to be a superior type of tomato for making pasta sauce, as

Potager Salad Philosophy

At Heirloom Potager, we follow a simple philosophy to use fresh ingredients with pantry staples and a few classic recipes that enhance the best of the season. Follow our easy approach to creating delicious salad without fuss. We consider proteins as an additional item that can be added to enhance any salad, but it shouldn’t be the focus.

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Herb roasted garlic pairs with Yotam Ottolenghi's lemon paste for a savory combination on the classic hummus dip. The bright and concentrated flavor of the lemon paste elevates the hummus for a mouth-watering combination that is best served with fresh herbs and warm flatbread.

Harissa Cauliflower Hummus

Spicy harissa makes this cauliflower hummus recipe a full meal seasoned with , dill, lemon, garlic, and sliced almonds.

Why raise chickens in your kitchen garden

Over the past few years we here at Heirloom Potager have noticed a lot more people raising their own chickens. You may have seen a small flock roaming a garden in your neighborhood, stumbled across an urban farming account on social media, or have hipster friends who make their own pickles and have added chickens to their yard, and wondered why would someone want to own chickens. Some people may want fresh eggs at home, others may even like to raise their own meat, but from a gardener's perspective, here are the reasons we love having chickens in our yard.

Taco Hummus

A fun spin on a classic favorite, Taco Hummus brings all the flavors of Taco Tuesday in a healthy meal option served with a side of chips.

Fresh Pea Hummus

Fresh sweet shelling peas picked straight off the vine bring an earthy green freshness to hummus. Seasoned with fresh dill, lemon, and a small garlic clove, this hummus brings out the subtle flavors of spring (which comes early in Southern California). Since we plant peas for the spring and fall seasons, this is a favorite hummus version throughout the cool seasons.

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus with Thyme + Rosemary

Full of savory notes, Roasted Sweet Potato hummus will have your mouth humming from roasting with thyme and rosemary, and bursts of sweet maple syrup and cinnamon mixed with the bright notes of cardamom. Serve with warm flat breads and apple slices for a most decadent dish.

Benefit Corporation: Why Heirloom Potager is Working to Become a Certified B Corp

It takes a conscious effort and a bit of work to make a better tomorrow. As consumers, we have the opportunity to vote every day with our dollars. We can choose to support small business owners and makers; buy from companies that do more than pad their bottom lines; and we can find ways to shorten supply chains. Learn more about the steps Heirloom Potager is taking to earn our B Corp certification.

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