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September 24, 2007

Is it just coincidence that the appearance of tart, lemony tomatillos at Greenmarket coincides with the beginning of football season?

September 17, 2007
Heirloom Tomatoes

True, a perfectly ripe heirloom tomato needs no further embellishment than some extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt. But with the lumpy love apples overflowing their Greenmarket stands a little variety can’t hurt.

August 27, 2007
Kirby Cucumbers

Short and squat, with a warty complexion, the Kirby may be the ugly duckling of the cucumber world, but it’s also the best for pickling.

August 20, 2007
Squash Blossoms

In nature, squash blossoms are delicate, ethereal things. On the plate, they’re usually coated in crunchy batter and deep-fried.

August 13, 2007
Local Artichokes

Slice raw artichokes and toss with lemon, olive oil, and plenty of Parmigiano-Reggiano, as in this recipe from Morandi chef Jody Williams.

July 23, 2007

In its endlessly prolific bounty, zucchini can often seem more like a curse than a blessing.

June 4, 2007
Dandelion Greens

Pesky weed to some, seasonal delicacy to others, the jagged, bitter dandelion green is one of those Mediterranean peasant foods newly embraced for their health-giving properties.

June 4, 2007
More Than Muppets

Highlights from St. Ann’s tenth annual Labapalooza!, a festival that showcases new puppet theater.

May 14, 2007

Despite what the calendar says, it isn’t truly spring until the first ramp makes its odoriferous Greenmarket debut.

May 7, 2007
Mint Julep

On the occasion of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, LeNell Smothers, proprietress of the charmingly quirky LeNell’s liquor store, shares a mint-julep recipe.

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