Fall Tossed Salad

Close shot of salad of mixed greens, mung bean sprouts, nuts, seeds, carrots

Hello, Fall Tossed Salad! When cucumbers and tomatoes are no longer in season, you might find yourself feeling a little less inspired to make tossed salads. To keep things interesting during the colder months, I highly recommend making homemade mung bean sprouts. The process is easy but does take forty-eight hours for the beans to […]

Fattoush Salad with Black-eyed Peas

Large wood salad bowl full of fattoush salad

Fattoush is a middle eastern salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted pita, and a fresh lemon vinaigrette. As with all salads, the ingredients are flexible, but black-eyed peas make it feel like a festive meal.  A note about kitchen staples: If you’ve downloaded the Vinegar Home Kitchen Staples Checklist, you may have noticed that black-eyed peas […]

Prepping & Storing Root Vegetables

An overhead photo of a plate with four sections. Each section has slices of root vegetables cut into wedges

Pictured above from left to right: daikon radish, purple mu radish, kohlrabi, and rainbow carrots.   Have a makeshift root cellar? Root vegetables do fine in the refrigerator, but an overcrowded produce drawer can feel overwhelming. A cool basement in the late fall and winter can be a useful place to store excess root vegetables. […]

French Breakfast Radish

french breakfast radishes

French Breakfast Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round but tend towards bitterness in the heat of the summer Peak months: April-June Uses: French breakfast radishes can vary in shape, but they can always be recognized by their distinctive coloring. They’re great snacking radishes and pair especially well with fat and dairy. Try […]

White Mu Radish

three white mu radishes

White Mu Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: February-April Uses: Mu/Korean radishes look a lot like daikon radishes, but they are not the same thing. Korean radishes are shorter and heartier in flavor, with a green tint that distinguishes them from their Japanese cousins. Try them pickled, steamed, or prepared […]

Green Meat Radish

four green meat radishes

Green Meat Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Fall and Spring, stores well through the winter Peak Months: October – November or April-May Uses: Green meat radishes are crisp and spicy and are best eaten raw. Try a thin slice on a cracker or crusty bread. It pairs especially well with butter, cheese, or something creamy […]

Easter Egg Radish

bunch of easter egg radishes

Easter Egg Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: All year round Peak months: Before or after the hottest part of the summer Uses: Easter egg radishes are colorful and packed with flavor, making them a perfect addition to revamp an otherwise simple meal. Pickle and add to sandwiches, or try them lightly sautéed over black beans […]