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 […]

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 […]

Fresh Fennel and Summer Squashes Bring Summer to the Table

Share 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, […]

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 […]

Healthy Food Access: Improve Resident Health, Save Site Money

Share 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 […]

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

Share 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Green Bell Peppers Stuffed with Moroccan Lamb and Couscous

Share Pepper lovers are rejoicing as this season’s peppers begin to arrive at markets and in gardens–chilis, Italian frying peppers and the early bell, the green bell pepper. Green bell peppers don’t have the characteristic […]