Down & Dirty Articles

Broccoli Rabe: Bitterly Delicious

By • March 22, 2013 • 6 Comments

Broccoli Rabe: Bitterly Delicious

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.

1. Yellow leaves or flowers? Take a pass in favor of better, greener options
2. Does the thought of eating broccoli rabe leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth? We have ways to help.
3. Trim here and get cooking. Get ideas for every day of the week!

 

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Endive: The Twice-Grown Diva

By • March 15, 2013 • 7 Comments

Endive: The Twice-Grown Diva

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.

  1. Remove endive’s core if you'll be eating it raw -- read why below.
  2. Endive’s sturdy cupped leaves are the perfect edible spoon. Get ready to dip!
  3. Look for spears that are mostly milky white with pale yellow-green tips.
  4. The ghost arrow: we bet you want to learn how to really pronounce these beauties, right? Look here.

Endive is one of the classiest vegetables we know, with a fussy reputation well-earned -- after all, how many vegetables do you know that need to be grown twice before harvesting? It's a bit of a diva, yes, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t earn a spot in your kitchen.

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