Articles Tagged “fava”

City Dirt

Just Eat It: Using All of the Crops You Grow

By • July 24, 2012 • 9 Comments

Just Eat It: Using All of the Crops You Grow

This is the fourteenth in our biweekly series from Amy Pennington – urban farmer, founder of GoGo Green Garden, and author of Urban Pantry and Apartment Gardening – on how to start growing your own food, no matter how tiny your garden-to-be is.

Today: Amy shows us how to harvest plants from root to stem. Don't stop at eating fruits and vegetables -- eat pea vines, squash blossoms, and even tomato leaves!

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Down & Dirty

Down & Dirty: Fava Beans

By • June 28, 2012 • 5 Comments

Down & Dirty: Fava Beans

Fava beans aren't afraid to give you a hard time -- what other vegetable needs to be shelled twice? But they're worth it. Their intensely green pods are used in spring dishes all over the Mediterranean world, from Italy (in the spring stew la vignarola) to Iran (blanched and tossed with angelica). FOOD52er innoabrd's Besara -- think of it as Egyptian hummus -- is another classic preparation.

As you blanch and peel your fava beans to tender perfection, here's more about them, both inside and out.

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Menu Ideas

A Spring Greenmarket Feast

By • April 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

A Spring Greenmarket Feast

As spring produce floods the Greenmarket, we're excited to be cooking fresh, springy meals -- it's about time. Winter root vegetables are all well and good, but there's nothing like a tender bunch of ramps, bright asparagus spears, and loamy morels, especially after months of sturdy carrots, potatoes, and apples.

We're fully ready to welcome spring's bounty, and to do so, we will be cooking a feast -- a light Greenmarket feast -- full of recipes highlighting the best of this season's fruits and vegetables. We suggest you do the same.

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