Fresh Today is my syndicated newspaper column about eating and cooking with fresh, local, in-season vegetables: a little history, a bit of folklore, a smattering of nutrition and a dash of kitchen inspiration. With a soft spot of the freshest kind for under-utilized, underdog vegetables. E-mail me for information about publishing Fresh Today in your local paper. NOTE: Upon moving from the Concord area to Alton, New Hampshire and pursuing the all-consuming challenge of attending a three-year program in Clinical Herbalism in Vermont, I am no longer writing this column. There may, in fact, be tidbits here and there that I’d rewrite today therein.
Want to add some punch to your palate? Beet up your dinner plate
Have some compassion for the parsnip (Why should potatoes have all the fun?)
When it comes to sweet potatoes, how sweet is too sweet?
Turning toward turnips: fall’s underdog vegetable
Fix yourself a nice spring salad from the backyard
Eat some asparagus and feel like a fancy-pants
Abundant, local greens can brighten up your day
Grow your own salad greens for pennies a day
‘Onion skins thick and tough, coming winter cold and rough’
The much-maligned brussels sprout
Squashing the dinner table blues
Using your head: why cabbage is a smart choice
Eggplant: summer’s versatile and worldly vegetable
In-season fruits and veggies mean peak flavor
Taking a closer look at lettuce
Don’t be scared to put spinach on the table
In hyper-local food politics, who wins? Who loses? – (Op Ed) Concord Monitor: October 8, 2011
Eating local food is possible, even in the winter – Concord Monitor: November 14, 2010
How to keep your garden free of slugs, bugs and thugs – Concord Monitor Insider, June 19, 2012
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