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What’s in season? Beets in February

Even though beets had a definite comeback in the last couple of years and we have seen them on the menus of many restaurants, they still might not be at the top of your list of favorite foods. Never the less they deserve an article due to their healing and nutritious qualities. And who knows, maybe I’ll convince you to give them another shot! Although harvesting season for beets is …Read More

What’s in season? Kohlrabi in January

Kohlrabi – not be confused with Calamari – is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family together with broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and, yes, you guessed it right, cabbage. It also goes by the name German turnip and it’s native to Europe. Kohlrabi is a cool season vegetable and prefers a tempered climate. Too much sun exposure will make it hard and woody. Kohlrabi is not a root …Read More

What’s in Season? Sweet Potatoes in December!

I really wanted to write to you about the cabbage and the whole brassica family but my husband said that cabbage doesn’t go very well with the Holiday spirit. So sweet potato it is! Sweet potatoes are native to America and related to neither potatoes nor yams, even though they are sometimes called yams. These three tubers come from three different plant families. Sweet potatoes can’t tolerate frost but if …Read More

What’s in Season? Pumpkins in November!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Pumpkins are a joy to look at and to eat! Pumpkins originate from this continent and were a staple of Native American cuisine. They were dried and then ground into flour – a very Interesting concept! Pumpkin flour is commercially available nowadays and can be a great substitute to white flour. The majority of this delicious fruit is now grown for decoration …Read More