Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Red Cabbage

RED CABBAGE A head of fresh red cabbage: time for slaw! (sciencedaily.com) Cabbage comes in many varieties beyond just red and green, which most people are familiar with.  There’s the more delicate Napa cabbage and the crinkly Savoy cabbage.  There are also more distant cousins like bok choy, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.  Yes—they’re [...]

2017-05-08T23:16:12-04:00January 28th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Rutabaga

RUTABAGA Rutabagas are often half white and half purple (www.wikipedia.com) The rutabaga is sort of a cross between a turnip and a cabbage.  It’s softball-sized, and sometimes half purple and half white—the purple part having been above ground and touched by sunlight.  It has the texture of a very crunchy apple, with a [...]

2017-05-07T17:26:27-04:00January 21st, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Potatoes

POTATOES We’ve already shared with you our love of sweet potatoes, but we don’t want regular potatoes to feel left out—they have so much to offer!  While the carb-phobic may tell you that potatoes are a starchy enemy, the truth is that they actually have a lot of nutritional value.  Just leave the skin on!  [...]

2017-05-07T17:23:56-04:00January 14th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Turnips

Boost your immune system with turnips! (vegancoach.com) TURNIPS Turnips are part of the same club as many winter veggies: under-used and under-appreciated.  But at the Barn we love our turnips!  They look similar to radishes or rutabagas, and have the same bitter flavor.  Turnips tend to be mostly white with just a splash [...]

2017-05-07T17:10:10-04:00January 7th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Sweet Potato

SWEET POTATO It's easy to tell the difference between a sweet potato (on left) and a yam (on right). We love our homegrown sweet potatoes! (www.bonappetit.com) Sweet potatoes are an easy sell to most kids.  They’re naturally sweet and creamy, like dessert!  The bright orange color of sweet potato’s flesh indicates high levels [...]

2017-05-07T17:06:24-04:00December 31st, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Beets

The roots and stems of a beet--don't forget about the greens, too! (www.veggiegardener.com) BEETS Beets are one of the sweetest root veggies around, and also one of the most versatile.  Because they’re naturally sweet, kids typically give them thumbs up. At the Barn we teach kids that they can eat the beet greens [...]

2017-05-07T17:01:58-04:00December 24th, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Cauliflower

Purple cauliflower! Cauliflower is the less popular cousin of broccoli, but this veggie has a lot to offer!  It has a sweeter, milder taste than broccoli, and its texture is a bit different, with the florets more densely packed.  The two veggies have a lot in common nutritionally.  One cup of raw cauliflower [...]

2017-05-07T16:57:16-04:00December 17th, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Celeriac

Celeriac may not be pretty, but it's definitely delicious (www.culinary.com) CELERIAC Winter in the northeast gives us a bounty of root veggies to get us through the cold months—and many of them are also downright funny-looking.  Celeriac is one of those!  Many people avoid buying it because it’s not the prettiest veggie, and [...]

2017-05-06T17:08:58-04:00December 10th, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Sunchokes

Sunchokes on the left, parsnips on the right SUNCHOKES The sunchoke is a funny, nubby, little tuber that also goes by the name of Jerusalem artichoke.  But don’t let its name deceive you: it has much more in common with a potato than an artichoke.  By sight alone, sunchokes could easily be confused [...]

2017-05-06T17:01:11-04:00December 3rd, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts on the stalk BRUSSELS SPROUTS These innocent little veggies have been the victim of much negativity over the years.  But the reality is that Brussels sprouts are making a comeback with adults, and here at the Barn kids give them thumbs up too!  Aside from being a delicious, versatile vegetable, it’s [...]

2017-05-06T16:58:26-04:00November 26th, 2012|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|
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