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: […]

Think You’re Not a Turnip Fan? Try these Tangy Sweet Buttery Hakurei Turnips and Reevaluate Your Taste Buds

Share Many folks who don’t like turnips usually think of the big, hearty, strong tasting, occasionally bitter fall staples on Thanksgiving tables and in stews. While beloved by turnip lovers, they can turn some palates […]

Summer Herb Salad Tempts Palate and Eyes with Edible Flowers and Fresh Berry Dressing

Share This summer is proving to be quite abundant at Campos Community Garden and we have the makings of a beautiful summer salad that pleases the eye and your taste buds. Delicious red and other […]

Campos Children’s Garden — Spring Learning Begins

Share Summer is on its way, but it’s been cool and wet at Campos Children’s Garden. That’s been good for our greens, peas and herbs that don’t need too much heat, but our summer plants are a […]

Use Savory Cauliflower to Make Post-Holiday Low-Carb Resolutions More Satisfying

Share The holidays can be wreak havoc on any healthy lifestyle, even those who try to eat as many local, clean and whole foods as possible. Yes, it’s partly the sheer excess of fat and […]

ODA House Brings Hearty Spice-laden Georgian Fare to East Village

Share The New York chapter of the Woman’s Culinary Alliance held its December “Dine-a-round” event last week at ODA House, a relatively new arrival to the East Village, specifically, “Alphabet City,” on the corner of […]

Warm Weather and Extended Tomato Season Turns this Summer Fruit into a Hearty Tomato and Garlic Soup for Fall

Share As much as I love tomatoes, it is a tad unsettling to still see field-grown (as opposed to greenhouse) tomatoes in large quantity in the farmers markets in the end of October in the […]

Today, October 24, 2013, is FOOD DAY…Get Out and Crunch!

Share October 24 is National Food Day, “a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day aims to help people Eat Real. That means cutting […]

Whole Wheat Linguine with Smoked Duck, Porcini Mushrooms and Lacinato Kale

Share This one is too easy…once I saw the smoked duck breast at the farmers market, and remembered the Lacinato kale in the garden, waiting to be picked, dinner was done. It barely needs a […]

Peaches Add Luscious Sweetness to Tomato Basil Salad

Share Summer tomatoes don’t really need much help in the flavor department, and right now, there are DOZENS of varieties of tomatoes, including gorgeous heirlooms. Beauties like these stand alone in a salad just fine, […]