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 […]

Corn

Three ears of corn, one partially shucked

Corn Veggie Type: Starchy Season: Summer and Fall Peak months: May-September Uses:  Corn Inspiration More corn 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.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille in a black pot

Ratatouille is a French stew that makes the most of everything you might have in abundance at the end of summer: eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini and fresh herbs. Serve it over rice or pair with crusty bread. Not only is summer stew colorful, it’s delicious! Big Picture Let the vegetables you have on hand inform the […]

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 […]

Grilled Sweet Corn

Four ears of grilled sweet corn on a white plate on a blue tablecloth

Fresh sweet corn on the cob will be great no matter how you cook it, especially if you cook it the same day you get it. Here’s my favorite method: Shuck the husks completely, brush the corn with olive and grill on a high flame for ten minutes, turning frequently. Serve right away, with butter […]

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 […]

Grilled Fennel

Grilled fennel bulb sliced in half on a white plate

Grilled fennel is so simple and it tastes amazing. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish — or just devour it straight off the grill.    I recommend using a grill basket coated with a bit of oil. Smaller bulbs of fennel will fall apart and that’s OK. Having the fennel stay together in […]

Golden Beets

Golden Beets Veggie Type: Root Season: Fall/Winter Peak months: For winter harvest, November-January Uses:  Golden Beet Inspiration More golden beet 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.

Radicchio

two heads of radicchio

Radicchio Veggie Type: Leafy veggie Season: Year-round, but typically more of a winter veggie Peak months: February-April Uses: This Italian veggie is a form of chicory, which might be surprising if you only know chicory from the nutty, earthy taste of its root. The versatile chicory family includes lots of salad veggies, including endive, escarole, […]

Sprouts

sprouts

Sprouts Veggie Type: Sprouts Season: Year-round Peak months: N/A Uses: Sprouts can be used to add texture to sandwiches, salads, noodles, and more. There are lots of different sprouts on the market, including mung bean, alfalfa, radish, clover, and mustard, so you may want to experiment a bit to see what flavors/preparation methods work best […]