A few weekends ago I was at the farmer’s market picking out some artichokes when I overheard a conversation that went something like this: “wow, those artichokes are beautiful, should we get some?” “No, they are so much work and not worth the effort.” While there is some truth to this last statement, artichokes can… [read more]
Have you tried fennel? I’m relatively new to eating and cooking fennel but I love most things I’ve tried them in. I especially love to caramelize fennel (with a dab of honey) and throw it on pizza. Fennel has a licorice-like flavor and is sometimes referred to as “sweet anise.” Fennel has a great crunch… [read more]
I didn’t even know what a leek was until a few years ago but now I adore the lesser known cousin of onion and garlic. Leeks taste great in soups, pastas, quiches and more. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly before you add them to your dishes though, I made the mistake of just quickly… [read more]
Brussels sprouts are delicious, nutritious and very versatile!
Growing up I regularly ate steamed broccoli with a side of mayo for dipping and thought that was completely normal. At first Rick thought my family’s eating habit was strange but then he gave in and tried it and now he is a mayo–broccoli-dipper himself. Have you ever tried broccoli dipped in mayo? I’m trying to figure out if it is a common food combination or not, but either way it is delicious. I admit that there are numerous ways to enjoy broccoli besides with a side of mayo, like in quiches, soups or pasta. Click here for 14 Delicious Broccoli Recipes.