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 […]

Kale, Apple & Farro Salad

Wood salad bowl with salad forks, filled with small pieces of curly kale, apples, and farro

This salad is a celebration of textures, seasons, and flavors. I like to make it when apples are first in season, but then make some variation of it all winter long. You can load it up with whatever fresh and dried fruit you have on hand, and this tangy Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette will keep it […]

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 […]

Mock Tuna with Dandelion Greens

A plate of mock tuna salad on seedy toast

One fateful day, I tossed dandelion greens into mock tuna and served it on large-seeded crispbread, and since then, this combination has been in my repertoire. Dandelion greens have a bitter taste so they’re not for everyone, but if you’ve never tried them, I highly recommend them — not just for their taste but for […]

Perpetual Spinach

Several large leaves of perpetual spinach on a wood background

Perpetual Spinach Veggie Type: Chard Season: Fall Peak months: June-October Uses:  Perpetual Spinach Inspiration More perpetual spinach inspiration coming soon! Let us know on our Facebook page that you’re waiting for it and we’ll let you know as soon as it is available.

Sweet & Zesty Winter Kale Salad

I love a sweet kale salad with craisins, oranges and a fresh lemon dressing, but sometimes the ingredients I have on hand are apples, vinegar and radishes. In this winter kale salad variation I added some beautiful purple mu radish (a.k.a. purple daikon) which has a bit of the peppery zest of radishes, but is […]

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 […]