About Okra is a heat-loving vegetable that gets a lot of bad press for its slime. It's got a great flavor, though, and is packed with nutrients! There are even ways to cook it that reduce the slime! Okra is Rachel's favorite vegetable. Storage Okra will keep in an unsealed bag in the fridge for … Continue reading Okra
About Carrots are a root vegetable that grow well nearly year-round. They are very sweet, very hard, and very versatile. They come in orange, purple, yellow, and white! The greens are edible too! Carrots are Craig's favorite vegetable. Storage Carrots store several months in an unsealed container in the fridge, if you cut the tops … Continue reading Carrot
About Onions are sweet, pungent, and go in EVERYTHING! I once heard a story of a person who would start frying onions before she even knew what she was making for dinner. They make a great part of any meal! Storage Store onions at cool room temperature out of direct sunlight for several weeks. (Note … Continue reading Onion
About Tomatoes, native to the americas, are one of the most versatile and well-loved vegetables! They come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Some are better for eating raw and others better for sauce, but the most important thing is to make something you want to eat! Storage Store tomatoes at room temperature out of … Continue reading Tomato
Great way to use a lot of cucumbers, and enjoy them!
About Purslane grows wild in Iowa and is both delicious and nutritious! It's a succulent with a crisp texture and lemony flavor. The leaves and stems are both edible. Try substituting for spinach or watercress. Storage Purslane keeps in an unsealed bag in the fridge for one to two weeks. We've heard it makes good … Continue reading Purslane
About Cucumbers are a cucurbit, related to summer and winter squash, and melons. They are light, fresh, and crispy, best eaten raw. Storage Fresh cucumbers will keep for a couple of weeks in an unsealed bag in the fridge, or a few days on the counter. The best way to keep them longer is to … Continue reading Cucumbers
An easy weeknight dinner with minimal cooking.
About Also called Swiss chard or rainbow chard, this dark leafy green is related to spinach and beets. It's very slightly bitter, but tender and toothsome. There is no difference between the different colors. Storage Store chard in an unsealed bag in the fridge for a week or two. To freeze, blanch first: bring a … Continue reading Chard
About Arugula is a spicy green related to kale, cabbage, broccoli, etc. (It's a brassica.) It's peppery and light, more tender than kale. Some varieties have very pointy leaves, others more rounded. Holes are normal - just give them a good wash like any other veggie in case any bugs are hanging on! Storage Store … Continue reading Arugula