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 […]

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5 Tips for Shopping the Winter Farmers’ Market

Whether you’ve retired your garden for the winter or simply seek out the company of other farmers, here are some tips for getting the most out of your town’s winter market.

Pumpkin Hummus

Photo by Judith Hausman Middle Eastern meets American in this holiday twist. Inspiration twice over: long, deep-orange pie pumpkins from my CSA and the gift of a Middle Eastern cookbook. The result was pumpkin hummus, a novel hit at Thanksgiving. While any winter squash, especially butternut, would serve, these pie pumpkins are especially nonfibrous and […]

The Art of Chokes

I spent a few hours last evening working in my vegetable garden. It was time to harvest the winter squash and pull out the tomato vines.

Cucuzza Squash

Possibly the most robust of the squash vines, cucuzza is an Italian treat that might soon make it’s way into the hands of U.S. farmers.

Squash Flowers

Photo by Rick Gush It’s time for squash flowers again! Squash flowers have already started appearing in vegetable markets here in Italy, which means it’s just about squash flower season in our garden. A few of the squash flower suppliers are northern growers who grow very early squash in greenhouses, but most are growers from […]

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