Summer Squash and Corn Pancakes

At the height of the summer, the amount of zucchini is overwhelming and it’s easy to find yourself in a rut. However, these tender, small squash, in all their wonderful variety, can be a welcome raw material many simple summer dishes. Whether bright-yellow, pale-green, striped, scalloped, tennis ball-shaped, you can grate them, dice them, sauté […]

Winter Slaw

  Photo by Judith Hausman Top some tacos with this winter slaw. We had black bean and corn tacos for dinner last night: perfect warming food for a frigid snowy night. The local corn in them (I had frozen wisely) reminded us that summer would eventually return. Still, even wintery dinners need the refreshment and […]

Sweet Corn

Photo by Rick Gush Sweet corn is sold packaged in Tuscany, Italy. Sweet corn might just be the most American of all the vegetables, because Americans eat more of it than just about anyone else. Oh sure, corn is grown all over the planet these days, but most of that corn is either grown to […]

Get Out of the Way

All too often, farmers’ and gardeners’ hubris actually cause their gardens harm.