Vegetables: amaranth, arugula, beets, broccoli raab
, carrots, collards, kale, lettuce, orach, mustards, New Zealand spinach, parsnips, pumpkin, radish, rutabaga, tomatitlo, tomato, turnips, winter squash
Enhanced with personal essays on various health, social, political, and ethical aspects of a vegetarian diet, a glossary of useful and thematically relevant terms, "The Best Of Bloodroot" is a simply outstanding and continually impressive compilation that ranges from a Persimmon, Walnut, and Buttermilk Pudding; New Potato, Carrot, and Broccoli Salad with Garlic Mayonnaise; Cardamon Bread; and Roasted Bosc pears with Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Raspberry Vinaigrette; to Dried Cherry Apple Strudel; Three-Mushroom Stroganoff; Chilled Lemon Zucchini Soup with Leeks and Herbs; and Broccoli Raab
From Avocado Tampura; Sauteed Broccoli Raab
with Pancetta; and Grilled Eggplant; to Hearts of Palm, Avocado and Jicama Salad; Sweet Onion Tartlets; and Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Onion Marmalade, the recipes comprising "The Hawai'i Farmers Market Cookbook" are easy-to-follow and so thoroughly 'user friendly' that even the most novice kitchen cook can lay out a menu that would delight any dedicated gourmet!
I don't like to play favorites, but my present obsession is for broccoli raab
, also known as rapini or cima di rapa, which has a particularly addictive mix of bitter and sweet.
The district is also near the site where, in 1995, the microbe was collected--for laboratory analysis--from a commercial crop of broccoli raab
, a leafy veggie with an intense, mustardy flavor.
is grown for its immature flower buds, which have a stronger flavor than regular broccoli.
Renee's Garden (www.reneesgarden.com) has 'Super Rapini' broccoli raab
and 'Green Fortune' baby bok choy.
For a quick, nutritious crop, try sowing seeds of broccoli raab
. It has a mild broccoli flavor, with tender leaves, stems and flower buds ready to eat in less than six weeks.
Nonna's, in addition to its heavenly meatballs, serves pasta and antipasti and is adding a roast pork and broccoli raab
sandwich for the Super Bowl.
A recent dinner began with white bean soup with mussels, moved on to linguine with lamb sugo, broccoli raab
and parmesan, and finished with a mesclun green salad with Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
, like spigariello, has no head but lots of buds.
Sow beets, spinach, carrots, arugula, lettuce and seasonal delicacies, such as `Misato Rose' radish (see "The Other Radishes," Page 47), corn salad, endive, radicchio, chervil and broccoli raab
. Spread compost or manure on unplanted areas or sow fall-sown cover crops, such as clover, Austrian field peas, fava beans, vetch and winter wheat.
A stuffed roulade of beef shoulder marinated in cider with orange, on top of chive and goat cheese mashed potatoes with kale, red peppers, broccoli raab
and crispy pancetta, topped with mushroom and shallot cream sauce.
Plant green beans, summer lettuces, more oriental greens, broccoli raab
and late-season brassicas.
GREG BREEBACK, executive chef at Foxfire Restaurant & Bar in Springfield, offers a meal of ravioli and broccoli raab
for today's edition of The $10 Gourmet.