One thing I’ve noticed in writing all of these blogs is that I have an affinity for certain vegetables or families of vegetables. I’ve also noticed that some vegetables I tend to forget about or overlook when shopping or planning meals. Now that I’ve realized my own food biases I can hopefully address them. Also, […]
Don’t be so Parsnip-y!
The White Carrot stands alone, and its name is Parsnip…appearing perpetually dirty but boasting an amazingly sweet flavor and great nutrition, parsnips are almost the embodiment of the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Unfortunately, parsnips are like the estranged cousin of the more popular root vegetables. They aren’t carrots, though they look […]
So Many Bunching Greens, So Little Time…
I’ll keep this short because there is a lot of information to get through in this blog. Some of the most common questions I get asked while working for BlueMoon Farm at Urbana’s Market at the Square include “what is the difference between kale and chard?” Or, “which kale is better for __________ ?” Or […]
Specialty Crops for the Holidays!
The holiday season is upon us! Yes, Thanksgiving is in two days and yes, Christmas decorations have been in stores for over a month already. But don’t get too fed up with the holidays just yet because the holidays are really about food, friendship, and family. Food is what brings family and friends together, to […]
Sweet Potatoes (Aren’t Yams)
When I was younger, I disliked sweet potatoes for the same reason I disliked many carrot dishes…they were too sweet. I would say “I didn’t like sweet potatoes,” and huff around a bit. What I meant was that I didn’t like them prepared with brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, or any additional sweetness. I just […]
We’ve Got the Beets!
I am a big fan of beets. I absolutely love a good, hearty Borscht in the winter and in the spring and early summer I make a raw beet slaw with daikon and cabbage that is to die for. Mmmm beets. Now, to be fair, I was not always this in love with beets. In […]