August 5, 2014
When I bring up my seasonal obsession with zucchini – which, incidentally, is in full effect at the moment – I always marvel at how many people describe the delicious summer squash as either tasteless, or perhaps even more astonishingly, as boring and difficult to work with. Tasteless? Boring? Difficult to work with? Hearing those kinds of comments, I instantly know that the people making them are woefully uninitiated in the many sublime pleasures of the deceptively simple vegetable.
Growing up the grandson of a Neapolitan grandmother, I was introduced to zucchini as an ingredient in a multitude of meals at a very early age. When properly prepared, zucchini serves as the basis for an enormous number of mouthwatering dishes. In fact, if anything, the difficulty of working with zucchini is often having too many meal directions to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »
July 31, 2014
Both Salon.com and Modern Farmer recently ran pieces addressing rampant rumors that some parts of the world are facing local shortages of kale. Basically, adding fuel to the fire, major seed producers are now making public statements that they are running out of stock for most varieties of the suddenly buzz-worthy superfood. But is all the hubbub really warranted? Read the rest of this entry »
July 29, 2013
This week I wanted to try something new. Considering my love for anything with goat cheese, I decided to test out a lemon, goat cheese and zucchini side dish. It seemed easy enough. Let me be the first to tell you that you are just 5 minutes of cooking away from quite possibly the best side dish I’ve ever had!
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June 17, 2013
Drinking my vegetables has never really been my style, but these smoothies looked so creamy and delicious I had to try them. I’m so glad that I did. Read the rest of this entry »