A Word About Parsnips Sweet in flavor and robust in feel, parsnips are often the first vegetable to scoffed at when used in a side dish. However, for the frugal home cook, they can be used and stretch much further than being simply roasted in chunks. Like their relative carrots, parsnips can be used in … Continue reading What Can You Do With a Parsnip?
Photo Credit: Cocoa Bean, the Vegetable, 2017. Inspired by one of a recipe from the Jerusalem Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, the dish comes together in just a few minutes and is loaded with healthy seasonal ingredients. The mix of flavors in this dish is absolutely wonderful. The Potatoes, citrus fruit, fennel, thyme, … Continue reading Clementine, Fennel & Potatoes
Everything you Need to Know About Lemons The origin of the lemon is unknown, though lemons are thought to have first grown in Assam (a region in northeast India), northern Burma or China. A genomic study of the lemon indicated it was a hybrid between bitter orange (sour orange) and citron. Lemons entered Europe near … Continue reading Produce Spotlight: Lemons
Hopefully by now, every one who is experiencing winter is embracing the selection of the cold-weather produce. Depending on one's personal preferences for certain fruits and vegetables that are available, eating can take some adjustment for many. However, it is better for your budget and for the environment, as you are buying what is local … Continue reading Hello, February!
Photo Credit: Up Root Kitchen, 2015. Have you tried a persimmon yet? It’s a high sugar fruit with three major varieties and they are in season from October through January, making it one of the few seasonal options in winter! For the most part, they are grown in the United States in California, Florida, and certain areas in … Continue reading The Persimmon Smoothie
Persimmons are a beautiful fall fruit, typically available in North America from October to January. They have an exquisite, delicate texture and flavor which some people compare to peaches or mangos. This orange-colored fruit resembles tomatoes in shape and size, and features a beautiful floral-shaped leaf and small calyx (stem). Many persimmon purists insist that … Continue reading Produce Spotlight: Persimmons
Everything you Need to Know About Kale. Kale is one of the hardiest members of the cabbage family. Kale is often eaten raw in a salad, sautéed in olive oil, braised in a flavorful stock, added to soups and stews, baked into kale chips or blended into a morning smoothie. How to Select Select kale … Continue reading Produce Spotlight: Kale
Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, divided ½-¾ pound shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined ½ cup diced onion 1 red bell pepper, finely diced ¼ cup frozen artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon white pepper 1 cup Arborio rice ½ cup dry Chardonnay 5 ½ cups chicken stock ½ cup … Continue reading Shrimp Risotto