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Market Watch: Bok Choy

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

bokchoy
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

strawberries
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

apricots
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

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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
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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In Season: Parsnips

by in In Season, March 24, 2009


Every time I buy parsnips at my local market, the checkout person asks, “What’s that?” Parsnips are underappreciated and foreign to some, but they’re a flavorful option for soups, stews and side dishes.

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Getting Crabby in the Kitchen

by in Healthy Tips, In Season, March 2, 2009

Whether you love digging into thick stone crab claw or a bowl of blue crab chowder, now is the time to do it — the season for some varieties (Dungeness especially) has started. Here are some ideas for prepping this sweet, delicious and healthy seafood.

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