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

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 a […]

Versatile Summer Squash isn’t Just Zucchini These Days

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: from […]

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

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 that […]

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

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 off […]

Fresh Fennel and Summer Squashes Bring Summer to the Table

Between the exceptional production at Campos Community Garden and the amazing selection at Union Square Farmers Market, going to a supermarket for any food purchase is almost a distant memory. Think of any vegetable, fruit […]

Campos Children’s Garden — Spring Learning Begins

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 bit […]

Healthy Food Access: Improve Resident Health, Save Site Money

The following is an excerpt from NYC Foodscape‘s recent article for a national affordable housing publication, Assisted Housing Management Insider, about creating and managing food access programs for residents of affordable housing sites. The Insider is […]

Alice Waters Pays a Surprise Visit! And Other Recent Campos Children’s Garden Happenings

So this just happened today, September 30, ten minutes AFTER I left the Children’s Garden at Campos… Alice Waters–the veritable godmother of all things sustainable and local in food and farming, and the inspiration for […]

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

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 Avenue […]

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

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 Northeast. […]