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Experimenting With Tomatillos

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, July 30, 2009

Tomatillo Salsa
Aside from their outer husks, tomatillos look like small tomatoes. Even their names sound the same! Turns out they’re very distant relatives. Find out more about these fabulous fruits — and why I’m their biggest fan.

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Market Watch: Seasonal Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 29, 2009

We’re celebrating the juicy tomato this week (can you tell?). In honor of this yummy summer treat, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find and then set out to make some simple, classic dishes. Here’s how I made out.

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In Season: Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, July 27, 2009

When I go tomato shopping at the supermarket, I rack my brain trying to figure out which tomato to buy based on per-pound cost (out of season they get very pricey). Luckily, these red gems are in season right now and available at your farmers’ market. Here’s the low-down on varieties you may find and some creative ideas for using them.

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Market Watch: Red Currants

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 22, 2009

Toby came with me on my market trip this week and helped me pick out these gorgeous berries. Only problem was, I had no idea what to do with them. Here’s what I came up with.

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Market Watch: Garlic Scapes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 15, 2009

Chances are you won’t find garlic scapes anywhere but your farmers’ market or CSA box. They’re often passed over because people may not be sure what they are. Take advantage of this local food delicacy, but act fast, the curly green shoots are only available for a short time.

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In Season: Raspberries

by in In Season, July 14, 2009

We’ve already told you why strawberries and blueberries are healthy eats — raspberries are next up in this summer berry medley.

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Market Watch: Cauliflower

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2009

It may seem like a boring, ordinary veggie, but cauliflower has extraordinary flavor and it’s pretty cheap at your farmers’ market right now. Don’t let your family complain it’s too bland — jazzed up it can be a real winner.

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In Season: Fennel

by in In Season, July 6, 2009

Everyone in my family thought they didn’t like fennel until I showed them some easy and delicious ways to prepare it. Now this cool, crisp veggie is on my weekly shopping list all summer long.

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Market Watch: Beets

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2009

roasted beet risotto
Beets may not seem like an exciting veggie but, when these babies turn up at the farmer’s market, all I can think about is making my Roasted Beet Risotto (recipe below). In the dish, beets and their greens (both edible!) join with creamy risotto for a comforting vegetarian meal.

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In Season: Blueberries

by in In Season, June 30, 2009

When I was pregnant with my third child, I craved blueberries all the time. These days, the berries make their way onto my breakfast and snack table almost daily. They’re a definitely healthy powerhouse — full of vitamin K, vitamin C, the mineral manganese and the mega-antioxidants, anthocyanidins. Here’s how you can show some blueberry love, especially during National Blueberry Month!

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