Posts tagged “greens”

How to Prepare Cow Parsnip for Cooking and Eating

Immature Cow Parsnip Leaves & Stalks. Photograph by Laurie Constantino


After reading my recent cow parsnip article and cow parsnip salad recipe, Susan asked “In Janice Schofield’s book Discovering Wild Plants, she says to peel [cow parsnip] stems. I didn’t see that step in your blog post, so maybe that’s optional?

Good question Susan. Discovering Wild Plants is the best resource ...

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My Berlin Kitchen, A Love Story: Luisa Weiss Finds Home

Meatballs with Chipotle-Tomato Sauce

Where is home? Is it where you grew up? Where you have a house? Where you yearn to live? Where your heart lies? What about people like me, who call more than one place home? In today’s mobile world, finding home can be a challenge.

My experiences shuttling between two countries ...

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Massaging Kale: Review of Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas

Kale, Pear and Radicchio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Though not a vegetarian, I’m an avid fan of greens, both wild and domestic. I’ve studied them extensively and cook greens regularly. I’ve read and used every English and Greek language book about greens I can find. When I heard Nava Atlas, an accomplished vegetarian cooking authority, had written a ...

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How to Cook Greens and Recipes for Greens

Swiss Chard Tourte with Powdered Sugar

Reader Kathleen asks: How about some recipes for greens? I know they are good for us and would like to put more in my diet but I need recipes.

Greens are good for us, and they’re also very delicious.  Greens, both wild and domesticated, are a staple in our home.

I never ...

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Cookbook Review: Beginnings, My Way to Start a Meal by Chris Cosentino

Roasted Castelvetrano Olives & Cherry Tomatoes

San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino has a great new book called Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal. It has wonderful recipes, Cosentino’s hand-drawn doodles and food musings, and Michael Harlan Turkell’s inspirational photographs.

Beginnings‘ recipes mirror the remarkable food served at Incanto, Cosentino’s San Francisco restaurant, and Boccalone, his artisanal ...

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Delicious Dandelion Salad: Yours for the Picking (& Cleaning)

The Perfect Ready-to-Pick Dandelion



One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock, four o’clock chimes Dandelions don’t care about the time Dandelion don’t tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise

–Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

Dandelions are one of the world’s best wild edibles. Whether or not they make you wise, eating dandelions will make you happy because they taste so ...

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