What’s in Season? Kale in March

Kale belongs to the cabbage family. You probably also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous. It’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. We eat leaves, flowers, seeds, stems and roots of these vegetables. Here are some examples: white and green...

What’s in season? Beets in February

Even though beets had a definite comeback in the last couple of years and we have seen them on the menus of many restaurants, they still might not be at the top of your list of favorite foods. Never the less they deserve an article due to their healing and...

What’s in season? Kohlrabi in January

Kohlrabi - not be confused with Calamari - is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family together with broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and, yes, you guessed it right, cabbage. It also goes by the name German turnip and it’s native to Europe. Kohlrabi is a cool season vegetable...

What’s in Season? Sweet Potatoes in December !

I really wanted to write to you about the cabbage and the whole brassica family but my husband said that cabbage doesn’t go very well with the Holiday spirit. So sweet potatoes it is! Sweet potatoes are native to America and related to neither potatoes nor yams, even though they...

What’s in Season? Pumpkins in November!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Pumpkins are a joy to look at and to eat! Pumpkins originate from this continent and were a staple of Native American cuisine. They were dried and then ground into flour – a very Interesting concept! Pumpkin flour is commercially available today...

What’s in Season? Apples in October!

We are starting the new series “What’s in season”. I'll be writing about a crop or a food that is in season that month. This month it's apples! If you’d like to read about Why eat local and seasonal food? please click on the link. There are more than 7000...