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Cabbage is the new lettuce

Cabbage is the new lettuce

Thanks to inflation, the price of lettuce has been creeping up alarmingly over the past few months. At my grocery store, it’s now $3, so I’m done with lettuce for the foreseeable future. It’s a sad situation. I love tossed green salads. What to do? 

Sweet potatoes: not just for dessert anymore

Sweet potatoes: not just for dessert anymore

Sweet potatoes for dessert? As I remember it, my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole might as well have been dessert. She sliced the potatoes in half, coated them generously in a mixture of brown sugar, orange juice concentrate and butter. Of course, they were 

Miso: traditional Asian seasoning for modern times

Miso: traditional Asian seasoning for modern times

What better antidote to the end-of-year holiday food excess than a simple cup of broth on a cold afternoon.  There are plenty of options: bouillon cubes, powders, pastes, canned, shelf-stable boxes.  If you’d rather treat yourself to something more natural, give miso a try.  It 

Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Put lentils on your recipe radar screen

Lots of home cooks find dry beans (legumes) intimidating. Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans — they take a really long time to cook. Soaking them overnight before cooking helps, but the beans still need to simmer for hours. That means planning your meal one 

5 reasons to eat kale

5 reasons to eat kale

Kale is my favorite dark leafy green vegetable. It does well in my garden, it’s loaded with nutrients, it’s versatile, it tastes great, and it keeps producing well into fall. If you don’t have a garden, you can find kale in the grocery store all 

Zucchini: versatile summer vegetable or butt of jokes

Zucchini: versatile summer vegetable or butt of jokes

I know it’s fashionable to joke about zucchini. In late summer. Everyone with a garden is trying to give them away. Or throwing them on the compost pile. At this moment, there are several very sizable zucchinis on my compost pile. Pick them small The