Partly About Parsnips… and More

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Spring-dug parsnips (also known as over-wintered) are one of those things your grandmother from Italy or Germany or Lower Sandusky wherever treasured. Overwintering means the seeds were planted the year before, so that crops can be harvested in the spring. Exposing plants to winter conditions makes the sugar content in the already sweet parsnips skyrocket. Peel them like carrots, cut them … Read More

Rapini Anxiety and Overwintered Plants

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Rapini, the overwintered sister of broccoli rabe, is a “get it while you can” delicacy vegetable. Depending on the weather it may be available for only a week or two or not at all. So, every spring we suffer through rapini anxiety hoping the weather warms up but not too much. Rapini pops up in the early spring once it starts … Read More

Black Futsu – It’s what’s inside that counts.

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The black futsu squash is pretty darn ugly. There is no getting around it. But, don’t let the warty, greenish-grey skin put you off, these are one of the best darn squashes around. They are incredibly sweet with a hazelnut taste, plus you can eat the skin…no peeling required. The black futsu is an heirloom variety that is very difficult to … Read More

Corn, How Not to Cook It

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This week, we are delivering super sweet, super fresh corn. Holmquest Farm and Barber’s Farm grow these particular varieties because they are super sweet and frankly taste more like candy corn than the regular stuff. The corn has a short shelf life, which is why you won’t find them in the grocery stores. Eat them as soon as possible. We’d like to suggest … Read More

Blueberry Bonanza

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These blue gems are perfect for any meal of the day! Blueberries aren’t just spectacularly delightful, they pack an unparalleled health-punch. Feeling guilty about all the maple syrup drowning your pancakes? Throw some antioxidant-rich blueberries in and all over them! Need a lunch or dinner dish that’s spiked with vitamins and minerals? Bet you didn’t think about easy grilled cheese with blueberries. … Read More