All posts filed under: Vegetables

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer's Market

To Chill or Not to Chill? Storing Fruits and Vegetables: Tips from the Farmer’s Market

I shop regularly, actually daily, but it’s sticky hot this summer in Hamburg and so I’m finding it hard to keep things like tomatoes fresh. Despite the inordinate indoor temperature, there are a few food items that we should avoid exposing to frigid temperatures. Many think, food should be kept well chilled to increase its […]

Purple Viola Aspargus

Asparagus (Purple, White & Green)

Asparagus has a wonderfully subtle flavor that works well with almost anything—in summer salads or as a perfect side dish for pretty much any meal. When I see all sorts of asparagus start to appear at the farmers market each spring, I really can’t resist buying some and so starts my short stinted asparagus binge. […]

Celery – The Sex Boosting Veggie

People triumphantly write about so many things that can positively affect fertility. Well, guess what? Celery is among them—and definitely not for its phallic form. Truth be told, celery actually stimulates the mucus glands, which is key to the production of sex hormones. On top of that, there is also evidence that the smell of […]

10 Cucumber Tips and Tricks

Cucumbers are hugely underrated. Not only do they taste great, but with 95% water content they are amazingly hydrating­­—helping flush away toxins from your body. They also a number of other health benefits and other useful purposes. BENEFITS: • High in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, […]

Eggplant: To Salt or Not To Salt?

This has been one of those age old questions that I have really been wanting to know the real answer to. Why do we do it? My first experiences with eggplant (aubergine) involved salt and have done ever since. That’s what I was told needed to be done. But really, is it absolutely necessary? There […]

Lettuce Varieties: What’s What Guide to Leafy Greens

So many different shapes, sizes and flavors. If you’re interested in exploring lettuce beyond “watery” iceberg, then here’s the place to start. Get to know your lettuce varieties from mizuna, to mâche, to tatsoi and everything in between! Try a mix of any of these with a classic French dressing. A RUGULA Also known as: […]