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 […]

Pico De Gallo

Quesadillo on a wood tray with small bowls of guacamole, pico de gallo, and two glasses of ice water with blueberries

If you have fresh ripe tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and a jalapeno, on hand, it’s definitely time to make pico de gallo. Even if you don’t have all of those ingredients, consider improvising. I like to think of pico season as an invitation to eat diced tomatoes on anything and everything. We particularly love it on […]

Summer Succotash with Swiss Chard

Bowl of succotash

Succotash always comes to mind when zucchini and tomatoes are in abundance and I have leftover sweet corn. I recommend cooking fresh sweet corn the same day you get it and making a couple of extra ears while you’re at it—that way you can plan to make succotash the next day. I like to add […]

Easy Peanut Noodles

Bowl of rotini peanut noodles topped with chopped peanuts and parsley

My daughters grew up on this simple peanut noodle pasta and now it’s the first dish we think of when we’re planning a picnic. Just whip it up in the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, throw it in an ice chest and go. It’s great warm or cold, has a very […]

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 […]

Scallions

scallions

Scallion Veggie Type: Greens (in the Onion family) Season: Late spring through summer Peak months: May-August Uses: Chop off the roots, give them a rinse, and slice into slivers or thin rounds. Scallions can be eaten raw or cooked and both the green and white parts are edible. Some people like to briefly cook the […]