Spring brings an abundance of sweet produce: fruits and vegetables. Some of our favorites are fleeting: morel mushrooms, ramps, and green garlic. Sauté them with asparagus and garlic: truly delicious! Here’s a full list of spring fruits and vegetables, and our menu for a spring-focused dinner. Don’t overlook rhubarb, a spring favorite that, while botanically […]

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A pretty basket of baby veggies will delight the healthy eater (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Who can resist the allure of baby vegetables? Here’s a special gift from specialty company Melissa’s Produce, for your favorite vegetarian, vegan, healthy eater or foodie-in-general. Each delicately woven gift basket is brimming with fresh vegetables, which are artfully […]

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[1] Fish fillet with mussels and shrimp (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland). [2] Three different fish fillets, scallops and shrimp (photo © Allen Brothers). [3] Grilled asparagus, carrots, red bell pepper, red onions, yellow squash. Here’s a recipe (photo © Taste Of Home). [4] From top: portabella and shiitake mushrooms, plum tomatoes (seeds removed), […]

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[1] Beef and mushroom broth with sliced portabella mushrooms, garnished with nasturtium leaves (tangy and peppery), sliced radishes and nori (seaweed) (photo © South Fork Kitchen & Bar). [2] Vietnamese-style broth with scallions, tofu, noodles, onions and a cilantro garnish (photo © Nguyen Phuong Nguyen | Pexels). [3] Familiar veggies: celery, leeks, onion, zucchini, parsley […]

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[1] Mirepoix, the basis of much French cooking. In addition to carrots, celery and onions, other aromatics, including garlic, herbs and spices, can be added (photo © Good Eggs). [2] In addition to carrots, celery and onions, other aromatics, including garlic, herbs and spices, can be added (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Stocks and broths […]

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For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add: […]

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