Madeley Kale

A bundle of madeley kale on a wood background

Madeley Kale Veggie Type: Leafy green  Season: Available year round  Peak months: November-February Uses: Sweet, productive and hardy heirloom kale from England that gives you lots of food. It makes armloads of beautiful big leaves. It is hardier and more tender than a lot of other kale varieties. Madeley Kale Inspiration More dinosaur kale inspiration […]

Simple Bread & Tomato Salad

Bread and tomato salad in a wood bowl

Think of this salad as a tomato sandwich in a bowl. Bread, tomatoes, and oil are the stars, and you can improvise from there.   How To Make a Simple Bread & Tomato Salad Plan for roughly one part toasted bread, one part tomatoes, any optional additions you want, and a vinaigrette. On this late summer […]

Butterhead Lettuce

butterhead lettuce

Butterhead Lettuce Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Summer through fall Peak months: June-October Uses: Butterhead lettuce has a mild, sweet taste compared to its lettuce brothers and sisters, which makes it perfect for pairing with a wide variety of flavors. Compared to other lettuce varieties, its leaves are fairly sturdy and can maintain their structure […]

Red Leaf Lettuce

A bunch of red leaf lettuce on a wood background

Red Leaf Lettuce Veggie Type: Leafy green Season: Summer and fall Peak months: June-September Uses: Red leaf lettuce is a tasty, nutritious variety of lettuce that pairs well with other salad greens. Tear your leaves and and wash them thoroughly before eating, ideally using a salad spinner. The mild flavor of red leaf lettuce means […]

Mixed Greens

mixed greens

Mixed Greens Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: All year  Peak months: N/A Uses: Most bags of seasonal greens are meant to be eaten raw in salads/wraps, but others are labeled as cooking greens and are meant to be cooked. If you’re wondering what to do with a bag of mixed greens, check to see if […]

Frisée

frisée

Frisée Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Available year-round Peak months: September-November Uses: Frisée packs quite a punch and usually isn’t used as the sole base of a salad. Try it instead as one component of a salad mix. The bitter green is usually served raw, and while it can be lightly sautéed, be prepared for […]

Dinosaur Kale

bunch of dino kale

Dinosaur Kale Veggie Type: Leafy green  Season: Available year round  Peak months: November-February Uses: Dino kale has lots of advantages over other varieties of kale, including a milder taste. The stems are thinner can be cooked with the rest of the leaf. In general, younger dino kale is best eaten in salads, and older dino […]

Celeriac

two celeriac roots

Celeriac Veggie Type: Root Season: Available year round Peak months: Peak season November-March Uses: Yes, celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) is a pretty homely looking veggie, but it is really useful to have on hand, especially in the winter. Cut off the exterior to reveal a white root that can be eaten cooked or raw. It […]

Tatsoi

tatsoi

Tatsoi Young tatsoi leaves Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Generally available year-round Peak months: Peak seasons in the spring and fall Uses: Tatsoi is often compared to spinach, and for good reason. While its flavor is slightly different, it can be prepared any way spinach can be prepared (sautéed, braised, steamed) or eaten raw. Try […]

Mustard Greens

bunch of mustard greens

Mustard Greens Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: Early summer through late fall Peak month(s): June Uses: While mustard greens can be eaten raw or cooked, they are primarily known as cooking greens. They pack quite a punch when they’re raw, but cooking mustard greens takes some of the edge off the bitter flavor. Try sautéing […]