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In Season: Morel Mushrooms

by in In Season, April 20, 2010

mushrooms

I like heading to my parents’ house in Ohio during the spring for many reasons — spring hikes, daffodils and fresh rhubarb — but the thing I love most (besides my parents…hi Mom and Dad!) is the annual hunt for morel mushrooms. As a kid, I spent morel-spotting time balancing on logs, but once I but once I learned to love the rich, meaty flavor of these elusive wild mushrooms, I was hooked on the hunt. Never tasted morels? Learn where to find them, plus get tasty recipes and cooking tips.

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In Season: Asparagus

by in In Season, April 16, 2010
Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus Bundles

Come April, you’ll find me stalking my farmers’ market for asparagus. Take advantage of its short season with these easy recipes and learn more about its healthy benefits (including, yes, what causes your pee to stink).

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Rhubarb 5 Ways

by in In Season, April 13, 2010
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Spring Rhubarb Crumble - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

I’ve always been fascinated by nutrient-packed rhubarb. It looks like a large piece of red celery, is incredibly tart and is a frequent dessert star.  But don’t limit rhubarb to the sweets table — there are quite a few things to do with this quintessential spring goodie.  If you’ve never experienced this pleasingly sour plant, try it! Here are 5 different ways.

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In Season: Kumquats

by in In Season, March 10, 2010

kumquats

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard the name before but may have only tried this fruit a couple of times. Get to know these lesser-known members of the citrus family.

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In Season: Avocados

by in In Season, February 6, 2010

Shrimp Taco with Avocado
Perfect for guacamole or tossed on a salad, pebbly-skinned avocados are excellent during the winter months. Here are the avocado basics and a few healthy dishes to make today.

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In Season: Clementines

by in In Season, January 13, 2010

clementines
This little, fragrant citrus fruit makes its way into my kitchen every winter. Here’s why you should pick up a bunch today.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Ways to Love Winter Lettuce

by in In Season, January 10, 2010

radicchio
The winter months can get a bit mundane when it comes to fresh, local produce, so I am always trying to find ways to enjoy the few seasonal ingredients available. During the summer, salads are a staple at my house, but the days of local arugula and spring mix are long gone. Not to fret — radicchio and endive, two winter lettuces, are packed with flavor and nutrition and are the perfect, minimal-calorie addition to any salad or meal.

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In Season: Pineapple

by in In Season, December 29, 2009

Slow Cooked Pineapple
This delightful fruit brightens up savory and sweet dishes — especially during the dreary winter season. Read up on the many benefits and versatile uses of this tropical treasure.

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In Season: Guava

by in In Season, December 22, 2009

guava
Summer fruits have come and gone, and winter has settled in. Why not channel a tropical flavor by picking up some guava? Here’s the lowdown on this fragrant fruit.

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In Season: Beets

by in In Season, December 18, 2009

Citrus & Beets Salad
Beets have a long growing season that wraps up soon. I’ve been getting a lot of them in my weekly CSA share, so I’m always trying to find more ways to enjoy these colorful root veggies.

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