No, they aren’t the ire of every homeowner, they are a delicious vegetable that is just as versatile as their bulbous cousins, if not more so. Leeks are a great crop that is typically found fresh at your local farmers markets and food co-ops starting in late summer and lasting well into winter. They are […]
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Tomatillos, Not Just For Salsa Verde
While visiting relatives in Pennsylvania over the 4th of July, I rediscovered my love for tomatillos. Rey and I were preparing a meal for my extended family and decided to source everything locally. We were hitting up several farmers markets and farm stands around my parent’s farm. We got everything we needed but realized we […]
We’ve Got the Beets!
I am a big fan of beets. I absolutely love a good, hearty Borscht in the winter and in the spring and early summer I make a raw beet slaw with daikon and cabbage that is to die for. Mmmm beets. Now, to be fair, I was not always this in love with beets. In […]
What’s a Rutabaga?
I’m going to be completely honest with all of you. I have only cooked with rutabaga a handful of times and it was always as part of a roasted root vegetable side. Nothing interesting, creative, or unique. Nothing I would particularly want to write home about. It’s embarrassing, I KNOW! I’ve always viewed it as […]
With the first “polar vortex” of the season upon us, it’s hard not to think about curling up under some blankets with some hot soup in hand. One of my personal favorite winter soups to curl up with and devour is squash soup. Winter squash soup to be more exact. There is something about the […]