06/7/16

The One Question You Should Be Asking at the Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market Stand3What questions do you ask the farmers at the farmer’s market? Here’s how mine used to go:

  • Me: Are your vegetables organic?
  • Farmer: No, sorry.
  • Me: That’s too bad.
  • Farmer: It’s really expensive to get certified, you know.
  • Me: Ok, well what pesticides do you use, exactly?

The conversation quickly goes over my head. By now I’m also getting dirty looks for holding up the line. Sheesh, all I wanted to know is if these sweet potatoes are worth the slightly higher price compared to those at the neighboring stand. Isn’t there an easier way to differentiate the quality of the products at the different stands? Why yes, there is a better question. And one whose answer you can judge in 5 seconds or less. Continue reading

08/16/13

Perfectly Cooked Corn + Soup & Salad Recipe


Perfectly Cooked CornModern varieties of corn are different from the corn our grandparents ate: they’re sweeter and don’t require as much cooking time. ┬áHere’s my secret to perfect cooked corn – without a timer! Plus I’ll share two of my favorite recipes for perfectly cooked corn: summer tomato, avocado and corn salad and corn chowder. Continue reading