Posts Tagged ‘potato salad’

Make New Potatoes The Star Of Your Summer Menu

potato harvest

 

For fresh food aficionados, nothing beats local produce picked when perfectly ripe, it is the highlight of our year and the fleeting nature of it is one of its charms, part of its allure. You missed ramps this spring? Too bad; you will have to wait until next spring! To help you plan ahead, sites like Harvest Ontario and Foodland Ontario have provided a handy guide to determine growing and harvesting seasons for our favourite fruits and veggies, and this page from www.pickyourown.org directs you to farms around Toronto where you can do just that; pick your own! Continue »



The Humble Radish

Martha Stewart's radishes with chive butter

Martha Stewart’s radishes with chive butter

 

Continuing on our series of summer fruit and vegetables we present the humble radish; with local grown varieties just coming into season now, the brilliant radish is fresh, crisp and bursting with a bright and lively balance of peppery and sweet.

Radishes (raphanus sativus) are siblings in the brassicaceae family, known as “the mustards.” They are thought to have originated in South East Asia and India, and introduced to Europe in the third century B.C., with records of their cultivation occurring in Greece and Italy in the first century A.D. Radishes made their way to North America during what is known as the Columbian Exhange,
the period in the fifteenth century when European fruits, vegetables and livestock were introduced to the New World and vice versa. Continue »