Category: Winter Vegetables

Winter Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts

The History of Brussels Sprouts Brussels sprouts are leafy green vegetables grown for their edible buds. They are a form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. Brussels sprouts are named after the city of Brussels in Belgium. Brussels sprouts may have been grown in Belgium as early as 1200, but the first recorded […]

Winter Vegetables

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is an herb that is similar to clover. It is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, in medicine, and to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste similar to maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. […]

Winter Vegetables

Arugula

Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is one of the nutritious green-leafy vegetables of Mediterranean origin. It is a small, low-growing annual herb. Arugual belongs within the Brassicaceae family similar to as mustard greens, cauliflower, and kale. Some of common names of garden rocket are rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, and roquette. Arugula is […]

Winter Vegetables

Are Shallots Onions?

Both onions and shallots are members of the onion family but they are different varieties of onions. Shallots have a distinctive tapered shape which makes them look different from other members of the onion family. They often have skins of a copper brown color, they can also be reddish or gray. Onions vs. Shallots Onions […]

Winter Vegetables

Enjoy Broccoli Rabe with Cauliflower

Cauliflower Cauliflower is a member of the mustard family alongside broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, and radishes. The word “cauliflower” stems from Latin, meaning “flowers of cabbage” and this low-growing plant does look similar to cabbage until the large leaves begin to open up. This reveals the globe-shaped, cream-colored head that’s about six to eight inches […]

Winter Vegetables

All About Fresh Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest and most delicious spices. Ginger is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the stem) is the part commonly used as a spice. It’s often called ginger root or, simply, ginger. Ginger can be used fresh, […]

Winter Vegetables

CSA Stir Fry

Week one of the Winter CSA contains the following vegetables: radish, carrots, beets, fingerling potatoes, celery, yu choy, baby bok choy and baby lettuce. This combination of veggies can all be used together in a delicous and healthy stir fry. Instructions Sautee some garlic, ginger & onion in avocado oil. Add in radish, carrot, fingerling […]

Winter Vegetables

What are Fingerling Potatoes?

Fingerlings potatoes have distinctive nutty and earthy flavors. Russian, Banana, and French are abundant types that are generally available. They have a waxy yellow flesh, but the French, underneath its red exterior, can sometimes show a streak of red. Fingerlings have thin skin and therefore, do not need to be peeled. Their flesh tastes rich, nutty, and buttery. The […]

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