Archive for November, 2012

By Nadia Arumugam |

Hail The Onset Of Citrus Season And Celebrate With Halloumi, Blood Orange and Watercress Tarts

I love this time of year when markets are teaming with citrus of all kinds – they remind me of sparkling Christmas baubles. Festive associations aside,  there’s nothing like snacking on supersweet Clementines or Tangerines – they’re like guilt-free candy, but better because they’re actually good for you. Like all citrus, these diminutive, burnished orbs [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

The Stranger Squashes

When it comes to winter squash, you have the usual suspects: butternut and acorn squash. And oh, the mileage you can get with those two. The soups, the sides, the stir-fries, the pies…. They’re wonders! BUT, they’re also just the beginning of story. There’s a whole world of stranger squash. Let’s tour a few of [Read more]

By Charity Shumway |

Why Do Purple Beans Turn Green?

A few weeks ago, we were talking about beans, and I was extolling the virtues of the Royal Burgundy bush beans I’ve been growing — their delicate violet flowers, the dark pods dangling like mysteries from their stems. But I also mentioned a slight sadness: the purple beauties turn green when you cook them. Which led [Read more]