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Why We Love Strawberries

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, May 4, 2011
Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad
Strawberry and Fava Bean Salad - Image Courtesy the California Strawberry Commission

Strawberries are delicious, juicy and in season now! These nutrient-packed red gems are one of our favorites — here’s why.

See why we love strawberries »

In Season: Spring Lettuces

by in In Season, April 6, 2011
Watercress, Avocado and Orange Salad
Watercress Salad - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Spring has sprung, and along with it comes the first of the delicate spring lettuces. Learn more about the varieties to look for at your local farmers’ market, and get our favorite recipes for these tasty bites of spring.

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Getting Ready for Spring: Start Planning Your Garden

by in Healthy Tips, In Season, March 23, 2011
Home Grown Vegetables
Grow your own veggies with your getting-started tips. Image courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Spring is officially here! Believe it or not, it’s time to start making plans for your backyard garden. In a few short months (Mother Nature-permitting) you’ll have a flourishing garden with a bounty of the most local produce you can get. Here are some simple tips to get you started.

The basics: Grow your own food »

Ask HE: Your CSA Questions, Answered

by in Ask the Experts, Farmers' Market Finds, March 21, 2011

produce

Local farms across the country are gearing up for another harvest season, and we can’t wait! You can get your own little piece of a local farm by signing up for a community-supported agriculture program. So, is it the right choice for you? We’re breaking down some frequently-asked CSA questions to help you decide.

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In Season: Passion Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
Passion Fruit
Ripe Passion Fruit

Some cultures believe that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person your eyes fall upon.  Even if you’re not into folklore, this lovable fruit is worth celebrating during this passionate month.

See why we’re passionate about this fruit »

In Season: Lemons

by in In Season, January 24, 2011

lemons

What’s better than the tangy and sour pucker of a juicy lemon? I love them so much I’ve got my own lemon trees. There’s more to this fruit than just lemonade — learn why these citrus fruits are so good for you, and how to use them everywhere from appetizers to desserts.

Pucker up for these lemony facts and recipes »

In Season: Cranberries

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, December 14, 2010
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

This fall and winter favorite makes a mean sauce, but has so much more potential. Read up on this red gem — it’s one of only three fruits native to the United States.

All about cranberries »

Fall Fest: Sweet Potatoes 5 Ways

by in In Season, November 17, 2010
Alton's Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Alton's Chipotle-Smashed Sweet Potatoes

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

Early this fall, I went on a tour of my CSA’s farm. We walked past rows upon rows of waning okra, squash and tomatoes, then saw a glimpse of what was coming up next: the tiny greens sprouts that will become the spicy arugula I love so much, the beginnings of covet-worthy kale and the heart-shaped leaves of growing sweet potatoes, almost ready to be plucked from the ground.

Each week when I get my knobby, misshapen sweet potatoes, I think about the farm as I drizzle on oil to roast them. But this week’s batch marked my last box of the season, so I’m breaking out of my roasting routine and going in a new direction. Here are the sweet potato recipes I’m trying this week.

Get 5 sweet potato recipes, plus more ideas from fall fest bloggers »

In Season: Celery Root

by in In Season, November 16, 2010
Celery Root
Market-Fresh Celery Root

This veggie won’t win any beauty contests, but if you look past its rough exterior, it adds spicy flavor, creamy texture and nutrients galore to fall dishes. Find out more about this underappreciated root veggie and several ways to use it.

All about celery root »

Fall Fest: Kale 5 Ways

by in In Season, November 10, 2010
Green Beans and Kale
Giada's Spicy Green Beans and Kale

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out   awaytogarden.com.

It may not be easy being green, but it’s easy to eat your greens when there’s so many to choose from at the farmers’ market this time of year: mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, spinach and, my personal favorite, kale.

Instead of cooking greens into oblivion with lots of fat and salt, I prefer kinder, gentler treatments that preserve nutrients (not to mention flavor) , from kale chips to pesto to a riff on green bean casserole . Get ‘em while they’re fresh, then try them 5 delicious ways.

Get 5 kale recipes, plus more fall veggie ideas »

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