TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week (Revised)

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More Ways To Enjoy Carrots

What’s up, Doc? The humble carrot, dressed to impress. Winter, with its paucity of produce choices, is the best time to enjoy root vegetables. The most familiar—and the easiest to convince family members to eat—is the carrot. Here, some ideas from the familiar to the less so. First… A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ROOT VEGETABLES Root…
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TIP OF THE DAY: ‘Nduja, Spreadable Hot Salami

[1] ‘Nduja is traditionally used as a bread spread (photo courtesy Real Food Toronto). [2] For a fancier presentation, turn it into bruschetta (photo courtesy Great British Chefs). [3] It melts into pasta sauce or on a pizza; or you can sprinkle it as a garnish (a cloud of ricotta tempers the heat; photo courtesy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 21 Ways To Use Beets

TOP: Beets are most familiar in a reddish-purple hue, but are also available in different shades of red, orange, white, yellow, even red with a red and white bullseye pattern inside (chioggia beets). Photo © Carole Topalian Photography | Edible Madison. BOTTOM: Chioggia beets. Photo courtesy Good Eggs.   Beets are one of those ‘em…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stinging Nettles

Wild nettles. Photo courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   If you like to scour farmers markets looking for rare seasonal delicacies, keep an eye out for stinging nettles, Urtica dioica. Now there’s a name that can get the juices flowing—or not. Some varieties have no sting or burn*; those that do can be neutralized…
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