Tag: spring

CUESA’s Guide to Spring Greens

CUESA’s Guide to Spring Greens

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spring is here, which means an explosion of all things green at the market. Although many greens can be found throughout the year, they are most abundant, lush, and tender in the spring, with over 40 types available, from spinach, arugula, and kale to nettles, cress, and pea shoots.

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Rhubarb Brings Spring To The Table

Rhubarb Brings Spring To The Table

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A vegetable that often masquerades as a fruit in sweet dishes, rhubarb is a true harbinger of the season, appearing in April and, if we’re lucky, lasting until July. You can save some for an off-season fix, too, because it freezes and thaws beautifully.

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A Fresh Pod Cast: Savoring Spring’s Green Peas

A Fresh Pod Cast: Savoring Spring’s Green Peas

| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Emerald green and tender, yet with a gentle crunch, garden peas can be so delightful when fresh — and so disappointing when not. Try them now in their seasonal prime in these recipes for chilled soup, a citrusy spread and a traditional rice dish.

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Fava-Bean Crostini

Fava-Bean Crostini

Spring has sprung! And it’s time to bask in the garden, celebrating the sweet greens of spring with Fava-Bean Crostini topped with mint and Pecorino Romano cheese.

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Nettles Bring Spring To The Kitchen

Nettles Bring Spring To The Kitchen

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stinging nettles are an overlooked bit of nature’s bounty, their prickly leaves hiding a secret: They’re good-tasting and good for you. (Consider them a stand-in for spinach.) To find them, just pull on some gloves and head out into the wild — or to a farmers market.

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Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Perfect for showcasing sweet spring asparagus, this salad is tossed in a lemony vinaigrette and topped with a beautiful garnish of eggs mimosa.

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Strawberry Lavender Muffins for Mother’s Day

Strawberry Lavender Muffins for Mother’s Day

Starring sweet, sunny strawberries scented with lavender sugar, these Mother’s Day muffins are sure to wake Mom up right.

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Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

Spring Entertaining Made Easy: Two Simple Fruit Salsa Recipes

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her two favorite fruit salsas: simple strawberry salsa and mango cucumber salsa. Both are perfect for easy spring entertaining: they’re wonderful with simple tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.

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Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

Garden to Plate: 5 Beautiful Spring Cookbooks

| April 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon discusses her favorite five spring cookbooks focusing on gardening and produce, farmers markets, and fresh food. It’s time to celebrate all the color popping up, and these five writers and chefs are an inviting place to begin.

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Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

Spring Breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb

It’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful, at last. Herald the greening of spring in long-overdue rain with some breakfast ideas for green eggs and lamb sausage patties.

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2011 Oakland Greek Festival

2011 Oakland Greek Festival

| May 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This weekend, be sure to catch the 2011 Oakland Greek Festival. Dance, shop, eat, and just enjoy the all-around good cheer. OPA!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts

It’s May Day! Celebrate spring with a recipe for rosy pink strawberry-rhubarb tarts.

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Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Mint, Almonds, and Caramelized Onions

| April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

A perfect spring salad of tender sugar snap peas, refreshing mint, toasted almonds, and caramelized onions.

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