in season now: cauliflower + 6 ways to use it

note:  I wrote this entire post and then realized I had already done this same post last year, haha.  I guess I just really love cauliflower!  Anyways, there's some different recipes here for you to try out if you, like me, also love this veggie or are trying to figure out different ways to use…

in season now: cauliflower + 5 ways to use it

Cauliflower is everywhere at the market right now.  It's so beautiful with its tightly packed, creamy florets and tender green leaves. Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family, otherwise known as cruciferous vegetables.  Others members of the family: broccoli, brussels, arugula, bok choy, radish, turnips, collard greens, watercress and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables basically have…

at the market now: turnips + 5 ways to use them

Turnips are a beautiful and often misunderstood vegetable.  Like their gnarly cousins rutabaga, kohlrabi, and celeriac, they get a bad rap for being bland and boring.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  I love turnips and almost screamed when I spotted these gorgeous smooth white Japanese turnips at the market again after the summer. …

at the market: winter squash + 5 ways to use it

Winter squash is abundant this time of year- so many colors, textures and flavors to choose from.  I always buy a bunch and keep them on the table as a sort of "fruit bowl" type centerpiece because they are so pretty.  My favorites are kabocha, red kuri, delicata, and butternut.  These all have dense, sweet…

at the market now: beets + 5 ways to use them

I just adore beets.  Those gorgeous colors, that deep earthy sweetness, and the fact that they come with a free bunch of greens attached!!!!  YES please.  In all honesty, I really used to be disgusted by them, though.  I thought they tasted like dirt.  Thankfully my taste buds aren't petulant babies anymore.  Beets are abundant…