All Posts In In Season

Fall Fest: Kale 5 Ways

by in In Season, November 10, 2010
Green Beans and Kale
Giada's Spicy Green Beans and Kale

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.

It may not be easy being green, but it’s easy to eat your greens when there’s so many to choose from at the farmers’ market this time of year: mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, spinach and, my personal favorite, kale.

Instead of cooking greens into oblivion with lots of fat and salt, I prefer kinder, gentler treatments that preserve nutrients (not to mention flavor) , from kale chips to pesto to a riff on green bean casserole . Get ‘em while they’re fresh, then try them 5 delicious ways.

Get 5 kale recipes, plus more fall veggie ideas »

Fall Fest: In-Season Root Veggies

by in In Season, November 3, 2010
Root Veggies at the Market
Root Veggies at the Market

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.

Fall is in full bloom, and with it the full array of dirt-dwelling root vegetables. Sure, (almost) all veggies need dirt to live, but these guys spend their lives buried in the stuff, soaking up flavor and nutrients. We visited the local farmers’ markets to see what fresh-from-the-dirt root veggies were making an appearance.

See our root-veggie roundup, plus more root veggie ideas »

Unmasking Spooky Vegetables

by in In Season, October 30, 2010
Roasted Rutabaga
Roasted Rutabaga - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

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.
Celery root, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, oh my!

Fall Fest: Mad Squash Stash

by in In Season, October 27, 2010
Baked Bree's Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Butter
Baked Bree's Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Butter

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 are so seductive, with their fields of fresh squash and piles of pumpkins. From carving pumpkins to butternut squash to sugar pie varieties, I never want to neglect a single one. So, I come home with more pumpkin than any one person should keep in their apartment.  The pile of pumpkins on the kitchen counter is calling — here’s how I’m planning to put them up for the winter.

5 ways to preserve pumpkin, plus more ways to save fall goodies »

Fall Fest: Vanilla Poached Pears, With Variations

by in In Season, October 20, 2010
Poached Pears
Vanilla Poached Pears - Photo By Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

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.

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’s how to poach pears, plus five ways to flavor them.
Poached pear recipes, plus more pear ideas »

Fall Fest: 5 Favorite Fall Salads

by in In Season, October 6, 2010
Goat Cheese Arugula Salad
Beet and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

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.

It’s sad when fresh, juicy tomatoes disappear from farmers’ markets, but there is an upside: it’s time to replace those tomato salads with earthy root vegetables tossed with hearty greens. Here are 5 of our favorite fall salad combinations.

See all our fall salad picks »

Market Watch: 10 Ways to Love Celery

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 27, 2010

celery

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.

It’s a myth that you burn more calories chewing celery than you take in from eating it. But this low-cal veggie is packed with vitamins C and K, potassium and fiber. Think it’s boring? Here are 10 exciting ways to dig in.

Celery 10 ways »

In Season: Cauliflower

by in In Season, September 22, 2010

cauliflower

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

Learn more about cauliflower »

Fall Fest: Mini Spinach-Mushroom Quiches

by in In Season, September 22, 2010
Healthy Mini Quiche Recipe
Mini Mushroom-Spinach Quiches

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.

So, summer’s officially ending tomorrow, but so what? There’s no reason to be blue. Fall’s got plenty to offer: Winter squash, football games, pick-your-own apple orchards and (finally!) cooler temperatures. Just like my box of sweaters, all the greens I loved in the spring are peeping out again, including Popeye’s favorite: spinach.  I’m celebrating the return of this all-purpose green with a batch of individually-sized spinach-mushroom quiches.

Get the mini spinach quiche recipe »

Market Watch: Homegrown Tomatillos (and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa)

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 21, 2010
Dana's Homegrown Tomatillos

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!

Learn more about tomatillos, plus Dana’s roasted salsa recipe »

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