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How to Buy an Onion - 04/01/2015
How to buy, handle and store onions. It's more complicated than you might think.
Asparagus is the first vegetable declaration that spring has arrived.
Pineapple 101 - 02/21/2015
Once rare and exotic, pineapple is easy to buy and has a long, sweet season.
Part of a Saturday night dinner in Brooklyn: The side dish.
Pavlova - 01/27/2015
Part of a Saturday night dinner in Brooklyn: The dessert.
Part of a Saturday night dinner in Brooklyn, along with seared scallops with lime and cilantro butter, Greenmarket fried rice, and Pavlova.
Baked Apples - 01/10/2015
A simple baked apple is scented and flavored with a crumbed filling of cinnamon, sugar and butter.
The beets can be cooked in advance and then combined into a salad just before serving.
An easy salad that can stand on its own or be served alongside other single-ingredient salads.
They're for more than just sauce with your holiday turkey.
Grape Custard Tart - 11/06/2014
From The Kitchen Ecosystem, by Eugenia Bone.

Full-service market with good, if pricey, selections in produce, grocery items, meat and fish, cheese, bread and bakery.

Merchant Type: Market & Grocery
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
One of autumn's best temptations. To cook sweet or savory, or to just eat out of hand.
Figs 101 - 09/22/2014
A favorite, fragile late summer and autumn fruit. Eaten raw or cooked.
Sweet and versatile little red peppers from Spain.
Naples Tomato Salad - 08/04/2014
A crunchy salad made with summer tomatoes.
Rhubarb Compote - 07/02/2014
Simple rhubarb jam that adds a sweet tang to ice cream or yogurt.
The smallest stone fruit, cherries are one of the best eating parts of summer.

New York City has more than 50 Greenmarkets. Lucky us.

Merchant Types: Organic, Produce, Specialty
From My Paris Kitchen, by David Lebovitz.
Ramps have started to arrive in our Greenmarkets and better produce stores, a sure sign that spring is here.
A simple salad with big flavor that can be made year-round.
Cooked in the microwave. Easy, healthy, and so much better than takeout.
A satisfying salad that makes a perfect match between winter's grapefruit and the year-round avocado.
Hummus Mashaushe - 01/27/2014
A version of hummus from the Galilee, Israel's breadbasket.
Red Lentil Soup - 12/05/2013
From Moosewood Restaurant Favorites.  By The Moosewood Collective.
Enjoy tender spinach, Swiss chard, kale and other healthy and full-flavored leafy greens.
Adapted from Canal House, a seasonal vegetable dish fitting for a holiday meal (it's great with poultry) or a Sunday dinner.
Mushrooms 101 - 09/25/2013
There are more than 300 kinds of cultivated mushrooms and hundreds more that are wild. Here are the basics for cooking these savory edibles.
Sweet, refreshing and both an ingredient and a snack.
Roasted Red Grapes - 09/04/2013
Intensely flavored and a match for sweet or savory dishes.
Intensely flavored, fragile, and a partner to so many other tastes, both sweet and savory.
Make the most of acutely fresh and bountiful summer watermelon and local tomatoes. The combo of sweet and acid is a perfect balance.

The granddaddy of New York City supermarkets. Huge selection, great prices, and oh, those crowds....

A main course salad that's perfect for a hot summer supper.

Full-service market with good selections in produce, cheese, bread and bakery, meats and grocery items.

Merchant Type: Market & Grocery
A tangy summer herb that adds big flavor to salads and soups.
Mushy Peas - 06/06/2013
An update on the English classic made with in-season fresh peas or year-round frozen ones.
Crispy slices of paprika-tinged chorizo transform simple green beans into a spicy side dish.

Crunchy and garlicky. From a recipe by Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton.
A sweet and sour dressing turns sliced seedless cucumbers into a perfect side for fish or other main courses.
From Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook, by Phyllis Pellman Good and the American Diabetic Association.
Céleri Rémoulade - 03/04/2013
Thin julienned pieces of celery root are coated with a piquant mustard mayonnaise dressing.
The pleasure of eating and cooking with winter's citrus fruits.
Canned tomatoes grown in lava-enriched soil in southern Italy that are better than most fresh.
Kale 101 - 02/06/2013
A superfood with super flavor. Here's how to buy, store and cook with kale.
From Canal House Cooks Every Day by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer.
Carrot Ginger Soup - 01/03/2013
With the sweetness of carrots and the zing of fresh ginger.
Fennel 101 - 12/17/2012
Wonderful either raw or cooked, with a soft anise flavor.
Hearty and quick to make with canned chickpeas.
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