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… Continue reading in season now: cauliflower + 5 ways to use it

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. … Continue reading at the market now: turnips + 5 ways to use them

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

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