East Village Third Graders Turn Garden ‘Mystery Baskets’ into Imaginative, Delicious Dishes

Share The Children’s Garden at Campos Community Garden just completed its FIFTH season of growing food, engaging the community and teaching and feeding kids from local schools, local youth organizations like the Boys Club, summer […]

No Time to Can Pickles or Ferment Kim Chee? Try This Quick Pickles Using Radishes and Turnips

Share Radishes and turnips are ideal for pickling and many kim chee recipes focus on these root vegetables instead of or in addition to cabbage. But making pickles and kim chee may be more of […]

Don’t Waste Good Food: Use Radish Greens for Healthy Delicious Variation on a Vichyssoise

Share Radishes, those beautiful red, pink, white jewels that grown under ground are back in the farmers markets for fall. But when you get home, don’t throw out those greens! Not only are the radish […]

Pea Season Wraps Up with a Delicious and Nutritious Soup that Kids Will Love

Share Peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers market shoppers. Yes, there are plenty of pea-haters, but when you love peas like many of us do, you are […]

Versatile Summer Squash isn’t Just Zucchini These Days

Share The farmers market is full of all sorts of fun looking summer squash, beyond the standard green zucchini and yellow crookneck in most supermarkets. Summer squash comes in a variety of shapes and colors: […]

Don’t Believe the Hate: Snap Peas and Asparagus Really Do Pair Well with Avocado

Share Despite the brouhaha a couple of years ago that erupted after the New York Times recipe extolling peas as an avocado substitute/extender, peas still remain a late spring/early summer a favorite for many gardeners and farmers […]

Red Kuri Soup: A Hearty Winter Squash Brings Warm, Winter Flavor

Share It’s January, and it’s dreary, dark and cold. Eating healthy and local this time of year can be a challenge, but  the farmers markets are still filled with winter vegetables like squashes and tubers […]

Leek and Mushroom Tart with a Novel Cauliflower Twist

Share Cauliflowers are starting to come into season and small pretty heads are showing up in farmers markets. They will only grow bigger and more plentiful and should take us well into late fall. A […]

Cool Down with Summer Heat: Cayenne and Jalapeño Pepper Sauce

Share A long and brutal blast of heat and sun might be torture for New Yorkers walking around the city and taking the subway, but it is the perfect weather for turning green peppers bright […]

Red, White and Delicious — Step Up your next BBQ with Grilled Radicchio

Share At Campos Community Garden’s Fourth of July barbecue, the grill is usually packed full of all kinds of meat, with a variety of pasta and other salads. But this year, a new item joined […]