Tag Archives: spring

The Golden Root

With the increased interest in superfoods, it’s no surprise turmeric has been exploding in popularity. However, this ingredient du jour is not new. In fact, it’s been around for thousands of years in Asian, Indian and African culture and is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. These days, turmeric is showing up in all […] Read Post »


Strawberry Fields

It’s the peak of strawberry season and we’re more than a little giddy over the quality of sweet, plump fruit coming in. Dating back to the 18th century, the strawberry, also known as the garden strawberry or fragaria ananassa, originated in Europe as a hybrid of two wild strawberry species from North America and Chile. […] Read Post »


The Color Purple

The arrival of spring brings us beautiful and colorful produce such as the unique and aptly named purple garlic. Garlic has been cultivated for thousands of years for both its medicinal and culinary attributes. There are over 600 varieties and within the garlic family, garlic is classified as either hardneck garlic or softneck garlic. Even […] Read Post »


What is Rhubarb Anyway?

Rhubarb is often considered the darling of the spring season. While it’s technically a vegetable, it’s often prepared as a fruit in culinary practices. Rhubarb is sold by the stalk, similar to celery. It is well known for its beautiful crimson stalk color but can often be found in varying shades of light pink and […] Read Post »