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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Meet kohlrabi! A relative of cabbage, this funny-looking bulb is an underappreciated, early summer veggie. The inner flesh is crisp and white with an outer skin that comes in green, purple or white — all topped by bright green leaves. Every inch of this veggie is edible and packed with fiber, vitamin C, potassium and even some protein.
With more than 900 (yes 900!) cherry varieties available around the world, there is no excuse not to dig into these sweet little morsels now that they’re coming into season.