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Unmasking Spooky Vegetables

by in In Season, October 30, 2010

In honor of Halloween, we’re featuring 5 ghoulish-looking vegetables that strike fear into the hearts of many. No need to be intimidated by these spooky veggies — here are five flavorful recipes that are scary-good. Plus, buying and storage tips.

Fall Fest: Mad Squash Stash

by in In Season, October 27, 2010

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com. Pumpkin farms areRead more

Fall Fest: Vanilla Poached Pears, With Variations

by in In Season, October 20, 2010

Poached pears are the perfect fall dessert: They showcase the flavor (and shape) of whatever kind of pear you choose, and they fill the house with an intoxicating aroma as they steep. I’m making vanilla- and grapefruit-flavored poached pears this week, but don’t stop there — here are five ways to flavor poached pears.

Fall Fest: 5 Favorite Fall Salads

by in In Season, October 6, 2010

It’s sad when fresh, juicy tomatoes disappear from farmers’ markets, but there is an upside: it’s time for fall salads, with earthy root veggies and hearty greens. Here are 5 of our favorite combinations.

Market Watch: 10 Ways to Love Celery

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 27, 2010

Fresh picked celery from the farmers’ market takes the flavor to a whole new level. The secret to true celery bliss is munching on both the stalks and leaves.

In Season: Cauliflower

by in In Season, September 22, 2010

In the same botanical family as cabbage, bok choy and broccoli, cauliflower is the “red-headed step-child” of the cruciferous group. There is more to this underappreciated veggie than meets the eye.

Market Watch: Homegrown Tomatillos (and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa)

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 21, 2010

Bright, tangy and deliciously fresh — nothing tastes quite like a tomatillo. They’ve become a staple in my home garden and this year the harvest was bountiful!

Summer Fest: A Day of Potato Recipes

by in In Season, September 15, 2010

Potatoes definitely weren’t my favorite veggie as a kid. Give me a pile of mashed potatoes, and I was just in it for the gravy. I turned my nose up at baked potatoes, and forget about French fries. Now that I’m older (and a little wiser) I see what all the fuss is about: Besides being delicious, versatile and cheap, potatoes are packed with nutrients and fiber. Sure, they’re good fried and mashed, but spuds have more to offer. Here’s how to eat potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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