Italian Essentials

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Italy vibes from eastern US farmland? If you think about it, Italian cuisine’s foundation is a handful of quality ingredients. Lucky for you, we have the essentials for a robust pasta this week. Grab your olive oil and check out our roma tomatoes for grandma’s sauce, fresh basil and rosemary because you can’t live without it, garlic sea salt for … Read More

Green Beans Supreme

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We love Markisto’s Certified Organic green beans, not only because they are so darn fresh and flavorful, but because they always blow away our family and dinner guests. They’re impressive. They’re also such a quick and easy veggie to cook. They cook in under 10 minutes. Then add lemon, garlic, and butter. Done. Pro tip: It’s important to not wash green … Read More

The Great Scape

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Fresh garlic scapes on glass plate

A garlic scape is the best, most useful thing ever! These weird-looking curly thingies are the flowering stem of garlic. In garlic production, they are removed so that the garlic will focus its energy into growing the bulb. Up until recently, farmers around our region tossed them away. Now that more Americans are willing to try foods that the rest of the world has … Read More

Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms… Oh My

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Because our Brussels sprouts are individually flash-frozen right after harvest (meaning no extra moisture to kill flavor and texture), they can be used essentially the same way as fresh—they just may require a tad longer in the pan or oven. Brussels Sprouts and mushrooms are a perfect pair. Try making simple mashed Brussels Sprouts and tossing with butter and garlic sautéed … Read More

Romanesco Recipes

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Roasted Romanesco with Brown Butter Toasted Panko (Brooklyn Supper) Roasted Romanesco topped with nutty brown butter toasted panko and a bit of parsley is a comforting winter side dish.           Romanesco Pasta with Olives, Capers, and Parsley (A Beautiful Plate) A simple and flavorful romanesco pasta with parsley and bursts of saltiness from kalamata olives and … Read More