Sweet Corn and Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

This is the time of year that I love best: the air is starting to get crisp but the sun still shines brightly, the corn has all been harvested and covers the farmers market tables, and I can spend an hour looking for the right pumpkin to display by my front door. Summer held on…

Zucchini Boats with Summer Corn and Sweet Peppers

Last week at the farm, the words on everyone’s lips were “zucchini boats.” I had never heard of zucchini boats, and, I suppose not to my surprise, each CSA sharer told me a different way to make them. Some were made Italian-style, with tomato sauce and chopped eggplant, some were made with beef and taco…

Roasted Chicken with Beet Greens, Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Have you ever eaten beet greens? Most people only eat the bottoms, the purple and golden yellow taproot that grows in the ground. But the green leaves and purple stalks on the top can be eaten too, and they are crisp and taste like spinach. Like other dark leafy greens, they are high in protein,…

Farmers Market Series Part Three: Framingham

I can see a kettle corn vendor as I drive up to the Framingham farmers market on the Village Green. I love the sweet and salty snack, and I grab a bag to munch on as I tour the market, not yet having had lunch. There are produce vendors on both sides of the sidewalk,…

Grilled Haddock with Rhubarb Tomato Salsa

Rhubarb and zucchini are in season! Pleasantly surprised at the Natick Farmers Market yesterday, I bought some of each, and then I sat for 20 minutes trying to think of how to use them both. Rhubarb is usually used in sweet dishes, but it has a nice, naturally tart flavor. I really wanted to spend the…

Open-faced Egg Sandwich with Spring Greens

Spring is finally here! This past weekend, temperatures were in the 70s in Boston. Lawns are looking green and flowers are blooming all over the place. After months of heavy hashes and root vegetables, I wanted to make a light, spring brunch to eat outside in the great weather. These open-faced sandwiches are simple and…

Baked Apples Stuffed with Quinoa, Mushrooms, and Dried Cranberries

A couple of weeks ago I visited Fungi Ally, a local mushroom grower in Western Massachusetts, and I picked up about 3 lbs of assorted mushrooms. That probably sounds excessive, but let me explain. Over the last couple of years that I have been sourcing almost exclusively from farmers markets, I’ve noticed the lack of…

Parsnip Potato Scallion Pancakes

Scallions, sometimes called green onions or spring onions, are little onions that haven’t finished growing into large, mature onion bulbs. Scallions are milder in taste than fully grown onions, and they’re just now being harvested. Parsnips, however, are at their end for the year. They grow in late summer/early fall, and many farms overwinter them. While…

Fish Tacos with Cabbage Kohlrabi Slaw and Avocado Crema

Last year started my love affair with kohlrabi, an underutilized winter vegetable, and this winter I am excited to cook with it again. Kolhrabi overwinters well, but it’s getting to the end of the it’s time. Pretty soon we’ll have spring onions and asparagus, but for the next couple of weeks, kohlrabi will still be…

Sweet Potato and Beet Chips with Honey Garlic Goat Cheese Dip

These chips are fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to serve for a spring break treat or at a party. Because they’re bright orange and red, they’ll stand out on your table and look way more impressive then a bag of potato chips from the store. Impress your guests or let your kids…

Squash, Sprouts and Spinach Buddha Bowl

What in the world is a buddha bowl, you ask? A buddha bowl is a bowl filled with fresh, leafy greens, sometimes grains, and cooked veggies. Basically, a buddha bowl can be anything you want it to be (and basically, it’s just a salad). Use whatever you’ve got in the fridge, and it’s a great end-of-the-week…