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What the Hell are Pea Shoots

I have seen pea shoots before, but always as garnish. Pea shoots come from the pea plant, usually the snow or sugar snap pea varieties. They are harvested as young 2-to-6-inch shoots, including two to four leaf pairs and the immature tendrils. They … Continue reading

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What the Hell are Sunchokes ?

The little knobs of Sunchokes reminded me of alien mutated Ginger. It was one of the edible unfamiliar treasures in my new biweekly curated produce and pantry box. I wish I could have asked the local farmers what the hell … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Purple-Sprouting Broccoli ?

The Purple Sprouting Broccoli reminded me of a miniature bouquet of flowers. It was one of the edible unfamiliar treasures in my new biweekly curated produce and pantry box. I wish I could have asked the local grower how they … Continue reading

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Beet Salad with Pecorino, Candied Pecans, and Shishito Peppers

Flipping through a magazine in line at the grocery store (am I the only one who does this?) I came across a recipe for Beets with Pecorino, Pecans, and Shishito Peppers. I thought oh, I can make that. Here is … Continue reading

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What the hell are Haricots Verts?

I love how the farmer’s market changes with the season. Strolling through the market, I discovered beans upon beans. The ones that caught my eye were these pale-yellow beans. They looked like “green beans”, but I have never seen them … Continue reading

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