| Feb 1, 2010
| 11:57 AM
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
1 3/4 pounds small Japanese turnips (about 12 small turnips with 1 inch of stems attached)
2 tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)
2 tablespoons minced shallot (1 small shallot)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped...
| Mar 23, 2011
Total time: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 onion, diced
1 turnip, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound chopped mixed greens (mustard, kale,
1/2 teaspoon minced...
| Apr 28, 2011
Lunch is the meal of the proletariat. While the leisure class brunches, the worker bees among us grab that much-anticipated moment of down time that comes with the consumption of a hearty sandwich, plate of meat or lightly dressed salad that is known to...
| Oct 21, 2010
Autumn vegetable hash
Total time: 1 hour
Note: Goose and duck fat can be found at select well-stocked markets as well as at many gourmet markets and cooking supply stores
2 tablespoons goose or duck fat, or butter
1 onion, cut into ½-...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 1:09 PM
To most people, turnips and rutabagas are ugly, revolting vegetables that may even have played a role in some dimly remembered childhood vegetable trauma.
Most likely something that began when they were force-fed the mashed roots, overcooked and...
| Nov 11, 2010
I love visiting my sister's ranch in southern Utah. Her vegetable garden spans boldly across an open field, row by row. It appears endless. I love the potato patch. For us city folk it is a little mind blowing to take a shovel and "dig up" what's for...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 8:52 PM
"The Mischief of the Mistletoe"
By Lauren Willig
Dutton, 352 pages, $19.95
It is not exactly an auspicious start to Arabella Dempsey's career as the newest instructor at Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Not only is Arabella bowled over...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 12:41 PM
3 pounds turnip or collard greens, washed and drained
8 cups chicken broth or stock
1/4 to 1/3 pound fatback (salt pork)
Freshly ground pepper
Hot pepper sauce, optional
Remove thick stems from cleaned greens. Rinse several times...
| Aug 6, 2010
Ed Alexander looks and feels much younger than his 84 years.
His blood pressure is a healthy 120/70.
His cholesterol is a low 89 to 116, and not the high 170 it used to be.
His 6-foot frame weighs a trim 160 pounds.
He laughs often, enjoys 59 years of...
| Jan 7, 2011
If it's early January, it must be time to start thinking about the vegetable garden.
I've been perusing Sara Alway's new book, "Soil Mates: Companion Planting for Your Vegetable Garden" [Quirk Books, 127 pages, $16.95], a cute primer on horticultural...
| Jan 19, 2011
Gnarly, pocked and bulbous, celeriac's looks could kill appetites.
The root vegetable sprouts a Muppet-like shock of bright green stalks that wave pleasantly enough from a mound of soil. The tuber that lies just beneath, however, looks like a candidate...