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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

blueberries
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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Market Watch: Kohlrabi

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

kohlrabi
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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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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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

gooseberryjam_lead
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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