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In Season Archive

December 12, 2005
Northern Spy Apples

A late bloomer and a bit of a recluse, the Northern Spy is considered a winter apple, ready for picking in October or November.

December 5, 2005

High in sugar, low in calories; what's not to love about beets?

November 28, 2005
Chestnuts and Spaghetti Squash

Mild-flavored and stringy, spaghetti squash is often sauced like pasta, and chestnuts are best known locally in their Christmastime street-cart garb.

November 21, 2005
Orange Cauliflower

If cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education, as Mark Twain once said, then is orange cauliflower just cabbage that went down to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break and came back with a funny tan?

November 7, 2005
Black Kale

Like dandelion greens and zucchini blossoms, black kale (cavolo nero) is one of those old-time veggies once categorized as peasant fare and now, of course, all the rage among today’s sophisticated Italophile foodies.

October 31, 2005

Come fall, the hunger for the fresh and the raw is replaced by the desire to simmer and braise—two cooking methods that particularly suit cipollini.

October 24, 2005

Crunchy-bulbed and frilly-fronded, fennel is a tad misunderstood.

October 17, 2005

Despite that persistent old wives’ tale, it’s okay to eat oysters year-round, even during those months lacking an 'r.' Something called refrigeration took care of that.

October 10, 2005
Sweet Potatoes

The nutrient-packed root vegetable needn’t always meet a baby-food-soft, marshmallow-congealed fate.

October 3, 2005
Thai Chiles

As a rule, the smaller the chile, the hotter its bite.

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