photo by Ashley Noonan About Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable with a long growing season, so it's extra special when they do well in Iowa! Many people only know them as a Thanksgiving dish with lots of sugar, but they are also delicious savory. The greens are edible too! Storage If unblemished, sweet potatoes … Continue reading Sweet potatoes
Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
A crowd-pleasing way to showcase this tasty fall veggie
About Brussels sprouts are the buds that grow along the stem of the brussels sprout plant. They are edible raw or cooked, and the leaves of the plant are edible as well. Brussels sprouts look like small cabbages, and they are closely related! Storage Brussels sprouts will keep for a couple of weeks in an … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts
About Collards are dark leafy green, related to kale, cabbage, and broccoli. They're best eaten cooked, the longer the better, so they melt in your mouth. Storage Store in an unsealed bag in the fridge for a week or more. To freeze, blanch first: bring a pot of water to a boil, then add washed … Continue reading Collard greens
A summer classic
Our guideline for a classic recipe that can be reinvented in thousands of ways!
About Vit Mache, also known as corn salad, is a sweet, tender salad green. You can use it as you would watercress or spinach. Rachel discovered this green in Germany a couple of year ago, but we have not encountered it in the US, though we were able to find seed here to try growing … Continue reading Vit Mache
About Strawberries are a vining perennial plant that produce very sweet fruit, bringing joy to the northern hemisphere every June! They are usually red but can also be pale pink. The berries are relatively perishable, but using them quickly is not often a problem. Storage Store in the fridge, in a non-flexible container with good … Continue reading Strawberries
Strawberry Basil Salad
This three-ingredient salad is particularly great if you're looking for a new take on strawberries.
About Endive, or escarole, is a leafy green related to lettuce. It's slightly bitter, making it a delicious addition to any meal fresh or cooked. After the lettuce-like green head is harvested, a denser white head more similar in appearance to cabbage grows later in the year. Storage Endive keeps well in a plastic bag … Continue reading Endive