Articles Tagged “brassicas”

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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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Down & Dirty: Turnips and Rutabagas

By • February 8, 2013 • 6 Comments

Down & Dirty: Turnips and Rutabagas

We'll be focusing on more glamorous cold-weather produce in the coming weeks -- citrus, anyone? -- but today it's all about winter's root vegetable workhorses. Turnips and rutabagas are both in the brassica family (along with broccoli and cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and more) and are as hardy as root vegetables can be -- although telling them apart can be tricky!

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Down & Dirty: Brussels Sprouts

By • December 28, 2012 • 11 Comments

Down & Dirty: Brussels Sprouts

There's a lingering stereotype about brussels sprouts that says they're mushy, funky, and to be avoided. Not so! Brussels sprouts, which originated in Northern Europe in the 13th century or so, are actually the greatest of all brassicas: they have cabbage's vegetal sweetness, kale's versatility, cauliflower's nuttiness, and more surface area (which equals more potential crispiness) than just about any other vegetable.

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