Winter Salad with Squash, Radish and Greens

Generally I swap soup for salad in the depth of winter, but I still have access to heartier salad greens grown in area hoop houses. To adhere to January’s calorie-cutback resolutions, I just have to include some salads into my daily meals. The combination of squash, winter radish and spinach not only tastes wonderful, it […]

Chickpea and Escarole Soup

  There are so many variations on beans and greens. While I love the stew-like Italian pasta e fagioli and Portuguese caldo verde, I’m especially fond of this sparse, nourishing version. Yes, you can add a small ham hock, slices of good sausage, little meatballs, a minced hot pepper, some barley or small pasta, but the simplest […]

Gardening for Livestock

One day last week, Mom came back from the mailbox with a big smile on her face. “Look, Martok,” she said. “This is my first heirloom-vegetable gardening catalog for next year!”

Turnip Greens Skillet Dinner

Photo by Judith Hausman Try some turnip greens this season. I recently volunteered at a local food-bank garden and came home with a bonus bag of tender turnip thinnings. The farmer grows a lot of turnips in this unfenced plot (that was once the lawn of a stately home) because the deer seem to leave […]

Grapes and Greens Juice

Take sip for nutrition with this juice recipe that mixes the health benefits of greens with the sweetness of fruit.

Sugarloaf Chicory

Sugarloaf Chicory is an often-overlooked, delicious crop.

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