Leeks might not be something you experiment much with. I didn’t know what to do with them for the longest time, but a little research turned up some endless possibilities. Take a step beyond the same old onions and try these instead.
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A few years ago I started a new family tradition: apple picking. My son loves climbing the apple trees and my daughters giggle as they munch the freshly picked ones. Get ideas for adding more apples to your fall menu, and learn just how good an apple a day can really be.
Celery root might not look appealing, but don’t let that scare you away from giving it a chance. This veggie (a.k.a. celeriac) is a delicious early fall treat.
Carrots have a bad rep as “rabbit food,” but there’s nothing boring about them. With all their flavor and health benefits, they’re worth celebrating this time of year, and we’ve got recipes for the occasion — plus, the story behind baby carrots.
You might think grapes aren’t anything special to find at the farmers’ market, but locally grown grapes look different than anything I’ve seen at the grocery store. I picked some up this week to see what they were all about.
Potatoes already? Spuds may seem like a fall goodie, but young varieties have started showing up at markets now. This early maturing variety (named “Caribe”) is a real summer treat — their bright purple skin always makes me smile.
We take onions for granted because you can find them in the supermarket year round. Freshly picked, however, they’re quite a flavorful treat. From shallots to Vidalias, there’s a variety for just about every savory dish you want to cook up.
I love it when my 7-year old son asks for veggies. Green beans are one of the most popular requests. Maybe he only likes the crunchiness or bright color, but I’m content just knowing he wants some. For you other green bean lovers, here are some basics and fun ways to prepare this summer crop.
Also known as “cranberry” beans, these red and beige beauties are all over my market right now. They made an unusual but delicious addition to my summer succotash.