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Market Watch: Kohlrabi

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, June 24, 2009

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.

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In Season: Cherries

by in In Season, June 23, 2009

Cherries Jubilee
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.

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Market Watch: Bok Choy

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, June 18, 2009

In addition to my regular trips to the farmers’ market, I receive a CSA share. Each week I anxiously wait to see what goodies my farmer, Lexi Gazy, and her family have grown. Today’s find: bok choy!

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In Season: Strawberries

by in In Season, June 16, 2009

When I was a girl, my dad grew strawberries in our backyard, and although the berries weren’t huge, he was so proud of each one I picked. I loved chowing down on them. To this day, I still adore these luscious red berries for more than just their sweet flavor. Here’s why.

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Market Watch: Red Russian Kale

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, June 10, 2009

red russian kale
Sweet, tender and mild, Red Russian Kale isn’t carried in most supermarkets, but I was thrilled to find it at my farmer’s market recently.

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In Season: Okra

by in In Season, June 9, 2009

Stewed Okra
Though a southern favorite, okra used to be a bit foreign to me (a northerner!). After a few sightings at the farmers’ market last year, I brought some home to see what I could do with it. Now I can’t wait to get my hand’s on this year’s crop.

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In Season: Apricots

by in In Season, June 2, 2009

You can enjoy dried apricots all year long, but fresh apricots — so delicate and vibrant — only hit the market for a short time. Get your hands on some while you still can, and try them in some sweet and savory dishes.

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Market Watch: Green Gooseberry Jam

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

Between my CSA share and local farmers’ market, I’m surrounded by the best of local foods from now until December. Sometimes I come across some unusual finds. The latest gem: green gooseberry jam.

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In Season: Radishes

by in In Season, May 28, 2009

Radishes are my favorite veggie. Seriously. Yeah, they’re an unusual choice, but I grew up snacking on them raw. Not sure you’re a fan? Well, here are some ways to enjoy them, raw or cooked.

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In Season: Rhubarb

by in In Season, May 6, 2009

My mother-in-law just told me she’s growing rhubarb in her garden this year, and now it’s my job to come up with things to do with it. Rhubarb is a quintessential spring goodie with an unmistakably tart bite.

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