TIP OF THE DAY: Take The Chicory Challenge

Cichorium is a genus of plants that resemble wildflowers, with beautiful lavender or pale blue blossoms. But two of the six wild species, native to Europe, are cultivated for food: chicory and endive. They can be enjoyed raw or cooked. Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is grown for its leaves, variously known as Belgian endive (red…
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RECIPE: Colorful Spinach & Grapefruit Salad

A terrific combination of flavors. Photocourtesy Melissas.com.   Before citrus gives way to summer fruits, here’s a quick, colorful spring salad from Andrew Faulkner for Melissas.com, purveyor of exotic and hard-to-find fruits and vegetables. Sweet-tart grapefruit, tasty fennel, and tangy olive flavors come together with super healthy spinach leaves and grapefruit segments.   RECIPE: SPINACH…
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RECIPES: Radicchio

We love the rich color that burgundy-and-white radicchio gives to a salad. But it can do so much more! We’ve got recipes for Bruschetta With Radicchio di Treviso Tapenade, Mushroom Risotto In Radicchio Wrap, Radicchio Pizza and more. Radicchio—Italian red-leaf chicory—is a healthy food: It’s very high in antioxidants and full of vitamins A and…
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