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It’s Asparagus Season!

When of spring’s most delicious delicacies, asparagus, is now available at local farmers markets. Here’s you’ll find delicious recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.… Read More »

Fresh Favas: Enjoy Them Now

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I talk about one of the season’s fleeting treats, fresh fava beans. In that column I offer two recipes, Spring Caprese and A Simple Spring Risotto, and promise to post links to some of my other favorite ways to enjoy favas, which you’ll find below, followed by another simple but really yummy spring dish. Strozzapreti Primavera, with favas, carrots, fennel, asparagus, artichoke hearts, mint & creme fraiche Oven-Roasted Asparagus with Shallot-Fava… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Green String Farm & Institute

On Sunday afternoon, as shadows grew long and the wind had me reaching for a warm scarf, the parking lot of Green String Farms was bustling with cars, customers coming and going, arms full of spring’s early harvest. The farm store is surrounded by “U-Dig” flower starts, vegetable seedlings, herbs, small trees–dwarf palms, pine, buckeye and olive–and a small mountain of crushed rock, a perfect garden supplement. Under a colorful chalk sign announcing free farm tours at noon on Saturday… Read More »

UPDATE: Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa

You’ll find delicious spring delicacies–asparagus, nettles, rhubarb, mushrooms and more–along with an abundance of delicious eggs at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Markets, which takes place on both Wednesday and Saturday mornings. … Read More »

What’s Your Favorite Mustard?

When mustard flowers blanket the fields and meadows of northern California, it is impossible not to think of mustard, one of the world’s most popular condiments. Share your favorites here, where you will find delicious spring recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.… Read More »