Tag Archives: vegetables

Annabel’s Delicious Summers in Equality, Alabama

We’re proud to welcome Annabel to Team Fairway. Check out her full bio here.  How I love summertime, especially my childhood summer days — no responsibilities or expectations,  not a care in the world. Every summer when I was a kid, my mom, sister and I packed our suitcases and embarked on a 13-hour trip […]

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Riviera Meals, from Marseilles to Portofino!

Our favorite recipes are the product of a Mediterranean-inspired longing, a great love for the sea and the culture and history of this French and Italian coastal paradise. The bounty of the coast is intoxicating. Bouillabaisse! Salade nicoise! Fresh fish (Branzino! Orata!), and briny mussels. Fragrant basil, bright lemon, and plenty of garlic. Oregano, rosemary, […]

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Spring has Sprung! Springtime Veggies That Make Our Hearts Sing

Springtime is here! At Fairway, that means fruit and veggie heaven. Yes–we get fresh picks from farms and orchards every day, all day, all year long. But produce at the height of its season is at the height of its deliciousness. Pick out anything from our rainbow selection of dazzling produce and you can’t go […]

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Beautiful Ingredient Spotlight: Rainbow Chard

What a cheerful veggie. Rainbow chard has crisp-tender stalks in bright yellow, pink and red, and dark green; and just-a-bit bitter, deep-dark green leaves. It’s a versatile way to get your dark leafy green fix– sturdier than spinach, and mellower than kale–chard is a star of so many dishes. It’s awesome on its own, with […]

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All Hail Kale!

Kale is a super-nutritious and ultra-delicious type of cabbage which, in its leafy-green form, looks more like an exotic type of lettuce. Enjoyed extensively by the ancient Greeks and Romans, kale is widely known in nutrition circles as richly packed with antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

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The Fabulous Fruit: Tomatoes

With great flavor, stunning variety, amazing cooking versatility, and some cutting-edge health benefits, the tomato fruit (yes, I said “fruit”) still reigns supreme as the star of the produce aisle. Often confused for vegetables because of our tendency to put them in salads, the tomato is actually a fruit. This is most evident when you […]

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Cabbage

Cooking with Cabbage

Cabbage is a member of the food family known as cruciferous vegetables, and is related to kale, broccoli, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. In ancient civilizations, cabbage was seen as a “panacea” cure-all, supposedly able to treat a myriad of health conditions. Cabbage can have great cholesterol-lowering benefits when cooked by steaming.

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Fennel

Crunch on Fennel

Greek myths revere fennel, for the Greeks believed that stalks of fennel passed down the knowledge of the gods to man. I can’t promise you that, but I can tell you that fennel packs a flavorful aromatic taste, and it is contains a unique combination of healthy phytonutrients that give it strong antioxidant activity. Fennel […]

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Bok Choy

Pick of the Day: Bok Choy

Known by many names, bok choy, has long been used in Asian cuisine, and has been adopted in the western culture because of its wonderful nutritional value. Dating back to the Ming Dynasty, bok choy has long been studied for is medicinal qualities. It is a food dense with vitamins and minerals and is very […]

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Martin Farms | Squash Farm

Pick of the Day: Butternut Squash

As part of Fairway’s new Farm to Table series with LX.TV, Mitchel London (my co-host and Fairway’s Chef de Cuisine) and I spent a couple of days with Peter Martin and Jacob Beyler at Martin Farms, in Brockport, New York. It’s about 360 miles northwest of New York City, and about a half hour drive […]

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