Monday, 12 July 2010

Veggies 101: Nature's Overlooked Greens... Bloody Mary!

Nutritious and naughty drink ~ Bloody Mary, the Liquid Salad "Mixologists are offering it as a salad in a glass with a dash of brio, pickled Brussels sprouts, caper berries, green beans ..." Growing up thinking of the bloody mary as a joyless drink. It was a corrective after a night of head-cramping excess... Read more: Bloody Mary, the Liquid Salad; nytimes.com


"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." ~Author Unknown QuoteGarden.com


Free, flavorful greens
Dandelions, nettles and other weeds tend to be more flavorful than store-bought greens, just check that are edible and pesticide-free. ...
Read more: Weed It And Reap: Making A Meal Out Of Nature's Outcasts; npr.org

If you can’t beat them, eat them
Weeds are on the menu at some of Europe’s top restaurants – our most loathed garden invaders among them. ...
Read more: Knotweed soufflé, anyone?; independent.co.uk

A batch of garden seeds from Naples
In 1824, the writer Thomas Appleton sent his friend Thomas Jefferson a batch of garden seeds from Naples. The broccoli and ...
Read more: Singing the Praises of Fennel; nytimes.com

Seasonal ingredient
...there is nothing quite like a full-on gorge with an ingredient so fragile and so rare as a wild mushroom, ...
Read more: Porcini-O-Rama: The Joy of Seasonal Indulgence; theatlantic.com

Herbs
Tear a fresh basil leaf in half and inhale. Words cannot describe the heady aroma that assails your senses. ...
Read more: Herb happy; independent.ie



Which Line is Longer?



Lettuce
Looking at familiar iceberg and romaine in a new way. ...
Read more: The Charms of the Loser Lettuces; nytimes.com

Starters & nibbles
The globe artichoke is related to the thistle. Its leaves are eaten, along with the bottom part of the flower, ...
Read more: Globe artichoke : Recipes and helpful tips; bbc.co.uk

Food basics
When you peel an onion, you find fabulous flavor and nutrients that help your body ward off inflammation, ...
Read more: Onions 101; care2.com

Sulfur delight
A new book sorts out the different kinds of allium flavors and how they evolve on the cutting board and stove. ...
Read more: The Chemical Weapons of Onions and Garlic; nytimes.com

Watermelon adventure
The sweetness of watermelon makes it an ideal counterpart to savory recipes adding crunch to a salad and ...
Read more: Cool down with sweet and savory watermelon recipes; seattletimes.nwsource.com







Red and black berries
Mulberry, sweet memories for people who grew up in the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caucasus and ...
Read more: In Washington, mulberry trees offer many immigrants a taste of home; washingtonpost.com

From snacks to dessert
There is something both innocent and exciting about a picnic, even if you are only packing a few things ...
Read more: 101 Picnic Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes; nytimes.com

Food prep
Fruits and vegetables can be as much of a food safety risk as meats. ...
Read more: Food Safety Primer; epicurious.com







Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day
~ Globe artichoke salad; bbc.co.uk
~ Hachapuri; The Coffee Break
~ I am in love again – Vegetable and haloumi skewers on mâche salad with fava beans – roasted bell pepper, capers and lemon vinaigrette; Citron et Vanille
~ Radishes in Soil, Noma-style; Chocolate & Zucchini
~ Talk About a Healthy Breakfast! Tomatoes Stuffed with Spinach, Eggs and Feta; Mother Rimmy's Cooking Light Done Right




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