Archive for September, 2010

Pick Arugula That’s Hot, Hotter, or Hottest

Pick Arugula That’s Hot, Hotter, or Hottest

Arugula, with its peppery bite and dark green leaves is my favorite salad green. These days, buying it like Goldilocks encountering the Three Bears. Poppa Bear is what I call full-size arugula now sold at nearly every supermarket and farmers market. Considering the gruff bite it delivers, its ruffle-edged leaves wilt surprisingly easily. It...
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Soil and Society Meet at Heirloom Auction

Soil and Society Meet at Heirloom Auction

Sotheby’s, the refined auction gallery in New York City, dug into the dirt last night with The Art of Farming. The first-ever auction featuring heirloom vegetables and more, lots included a CSA (community-sponsored agriculture) share, a flock of exquisitely feathered Plymouth Rock chickens (attending via video), and delivery of four potted Newtown Pippin apple...
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Almond Milk Is Super Refreshing

Almond Milk Is Super Refreshing

The punishing heat and humidity this year have me consuming iced tea and coffee by the gallon. For variety, I also like to reach for a frosty glass of chilled almond milk. On Sicily, where days can boil above 100° F., the nights stick at 90° F. for weeks on end and few people...
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Leftover Corn Is Great For Breakfast

Leftover Corn Is Great For Breakfast

Ears of cooked corn make irresistible leftovers. I have even eaten one or two ears at breakfast, rationalizing that their carbohydrates and fiber equal that of some cereals. After picnicking last Sunday, clearly yesterday, it was time to either use the couple of ears still in the fridge or to pitch them out. To...
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