Pesto is a tasty, versatile way to highlight the spring’s bounty of fresh herbs. Here’s my very favorite pesto recipe.
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Coleslaw doesn’t have to be limited to summer barbecues. In fact, you can make delicious and exotic slaws from all sorts of late-fall, storage-friendly produce. Here’s how.
Check out this map at Epicurious.com to determine what produce is fresh in your area in a given month, as well as shopping guides, recipes, and tips.
Fresh back from a fantastic Labor day vacation, I was again reminded why it’s so important for home gardeners to have good fall fallback recipes to rely on. Onions, peppers and tomatoes, three of the most common vegetables grown by home vegetable gardeners, are plentiful in the Fall, and this recipe calls for all of them!
A dear friend, who not only creates and prepares some of the most delicious meals on the planet, but also writes exquisitely about it, wrote an enticing and slightly sexy piece about figs. I was inspired. Although when it comes to figs, I’m easy.
In the summer, there’s nothing quite as perfect as a ripe peach eaten straight out of hand. But I find them so irresistible at farmers markets and at pick-your-own farms that I often end up with more ripe peaches than I can eat! What’s your favorite way to use ripe peaches?
Eggplant has got to be one of my all time favorite foods. So I was pretty excited when we started harvesting Japanese eggplant at the farm a few weeks ago. Do you need some eggplant recipes, now that this veggie is in season? We’ve got you covered!
Many people are a bit scared of frisée. They worry that it will be too frizzy, too bitter, and too overwhelming to use as a salad green. This fear might arise from bad experiences with store-bought frisée, which can be woody and extremely bitter. But there’s no reason to fear this chicory when you’re getting […]
Chicken of the Woods is another great wild mushroom species for beginning foragers. It’s relatively easy to identify, and has only a few look-alikes.
Although this spring was a disappointing one for morels in my area, the past week’s mushroom haul has more than made up for it. One of the tastiest mushrooms in season now is the Oyster Mushroom.
Like most green leafy vegetables, pea shoots – the young tendrils and leaves of the garden pea plant – are incredibly nutrient-dense. You can start looking for them at farmers markets or Asian markets in the spring and early summer. Two cups of raw pea shoots have 10 calories, zero fat, 35.5% of your recommended […]
Figs are a delicious, nutritious fruit. A half-cup of fresh figs has about 80 calories and contains some of just about every vitamin and mineral the human body needs.
My CSA box this week contained sweet potatoes…lots of sweet potatoes. The ugliest sweet potatoes you’ve ever seen. This is what a sweet potato looks like when it’s been damaged by voles. Pretty ugly, eh? But other than the obvious cosmetic damage, there’s no harm to the sweet potato — you can trim off the […]