Featured Ingredient: Pumpkin

Featured Ingredient: Pumpkin

One can hardly think about the fall season without having pumpkin come to mind. Not only is it commonly used as a decorative piece, but did you know that the seeds, flesh and leaves are all edible? While North Americans commonly associate pumpkin with the holidays of...
Featured Ingredient: Bok Choy

Featured Ingredient: Bok Choy

Photo: iStock/tycoon751   Bok choy is one of the most important vegetables in Asian cuisine, with a 5,000-year history traced to China’s Yellow River Valley.  Brought to North America by Chinese immigrants, bok choy stays true to its Asian roots, but is also...
Seasonal Ingredient: Sweet Corn

Seasonal Ingredient: Sweet Corn

Photo: D.Marius on Unsplash   As a child growing up in Minnesota, I still recall being so excited when sweet corn came into season so we could feast on it at our lake cabin.  We’d swim and play all day, then gobble up several cobs at dinner time.  It was so...
Seasonal Ingredient: Strawberries

Seasonal Ingredient: Strawberries

Photo: Love + Craft Kitchen   Brightly colored, aromatic and sweet, strawberries are one of the most popular fruits available.  They’ve been enjoyed for centuries, first picked in the wild for medicinal use in the 13th century, then later grown in gardens in...