Spotlight on Summer Produce: Strawberries

With late spring/early summer comes my region’s first strawberry harvest, and I’m so excited to have received my first flat (6 quarts) of organic, local strawberries. So I think it’s high time to discuss these little delicious jewels of happiness and some of the many recipes that can be made from them. The garden strawberry is…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Garlic Scapes

Hallelujah Springtime, it’s Garlic Scape season again! In my last Spotlight on Spring post for the year, I’d like to discuss the scape: maybe you’ve seen some weird-looking rubber-banded tangles of vibrant green shoots at a farmer’s market, or perhaps they showed up in your CSA/organics box recently and you’re a little concerned that the…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Rhubarb

Ahhh, rhubarb. There are few other spring crops that call to me like rhubarb does, saying good weather and hot sunny days are imminent (the others being stars of their own Spotlight on Spring posts this season). Rhubarb is a weirdly named plant whose imprecise origins are somewhat confusing. It was purportedly used in Central…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: New Potatoes

It’s spring, it’s spring! And with the season comes the harvesting of the spring produce in our growing zone, which fortuitously includes the earliest of potato crops, new potatoes! New potatoes, or baby potatoes, are vegetable tubers that are harvested in late spring or early summer when they are small and immature; if they were…

Spotlight on Spring Produce: Asparagus

Spring is here in the Northern hemisphere, and with it comes our eagerly-anticipated harvest of fresh spring asparagus. There’s nothing like crunching into a delectable, perfectly cooked spear of field-grown asparagus; the slimy, slightly grey-tinged jarred kind simply can’t hold a candle to it. Below are twelve carefully-curated recipes from some of the powerhouses of…