With the arrival of fall, my produce thoughts start moving from things that grow above the ground to things that grow under it. Yes, my fellow seasonal cooks, root vegetable season is heading our way.
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By Katie Workman The Associated Press
Beef usually hogs the spotlight when it comes to stews, but there are plenty of other meats that can star in this quintessential, cold-weather comfort food. Pork, chicken and here, lamb, a big favourite of my younger son, Charlie.
In cities around the country with large Korean populations, you might find Korean fried chicken wings. With their shattery, thin crust and lacquered coating, they aren’t something you’re likely to eat just once and then say, “Well, that was satisfying, I’ll cross that off the old bucket list.”
You’ll probably dream about them until you eat them again.
Sometimes I forget about frozen spinach. I always have frozen corn and frozen peas on hand, but frozen spinach falls off the radar from time to time. The good news is that then I get to rediscover it.
I’ve always loved the saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” This is how I think about cooking and eating in general; I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter and cheese. And not low fat cheese.
My family loves cauliflower, the “it” vegetable of the moment ‚Äî if you believe in things like “it” vegetables.
So, now what’s this about a broccoflower? It’s the “it” vegetable’s more colorful cousin.
Either one gives a dish a bit of a wow factor ‚Äî and who doesn’t love a vegetable that starts a conversation?
If pimento cheese is already part of your life, then you are blessed for sure. If not, get ready for life to get a little bit better.
And get ready for one of the best burgers of your life.
There are green beans, and then there are green beans. After many years of cooking this vegetable, I’m here to say, freshness really counts.
Luckily for us, we are in green bean season. Look for beans that are bright green, firm and perky. And because it’s the season, green beans are likely to be cheap. Bonus.
It’s summer. It’s hot. And we still need to make dinner.
We want it to be light, and we want it to be fast, and we want it to be seasonal. We want it to be easy, and we want it to be delicious, and if we are lucky it will also be pretty.
This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again.