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Category: Farmers Market Fare

Spring Artichoke Salad

If you can’t grow your own artichokes, look for very fresh, young artichokes to make this raw artichoke salad. It will surprise you with its delicate nutty flavor.

Finding the Oasis in a Food Desert

Let’s get real with ourselves for a minute. Food stamps are not for some generalized, stereotypical single-mom family with 5+ kids. As it stands, aboutΒ 42 million Americans are currently getting [ … ]

Decoding Blood Oranges: Discovery of the Ruby Gene

Blood oranges are famous for their striking blood red pulp and high content of health-promoting anthocyanins. Researchers have identified the gene responsible for the color and health benefits, and they are trying to create a new, more widely accessible variety.

Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

Here’s my last Jerusalem artichoke (sunchoke) recipe for the season: a grated Jerusalem artichoke salad with carrots and Meyer lemon vinaigrette. It’s a lovely refreshing salad with in-season ingredients that will having you thinking that spring is already here.

7 Going Green Tips for Foodies: Simple Steps for 2012

As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts, especially when it comes to our food and drink habits.

Tis the Season for Meyer Lemon Marmalade

My simplified 5 step version of this Meyer Lemon marmalade recipe is less work than the original recipe and was easy to make on the first try. If you love lemons you’ll enjoy this lemony-sweet marmalade, and besides spreading it on toast it can be used in baking to flavor muffins or bread, or as a topping for pancakes.