I would have never ever said this when I was younger but there are few foods that are more refreshing and as replenishing than a good salad. Sometimes vegetables chopped and tossed around with dressing and some other things is all you really need to feel whole again. It’s one of life’s simplest and most satisfying pleasures.
The Right Time to Buy Apples (It’s Not When You Think)Over the last few years, while many of us have been trying to buy more seasonally, Lori Taylor, the produce-industry expert who writes The Produce Mom blog gladly buys fruit she knows has been in storage, or on a ship, for a few months. She didn’t hesitate to purchase Honeycrisp apples when she saw them in stores in June, even though she knew they were grown late last year. Taylor explains that such produce (most often apples, bananas, kiwifruit, persimmons, tomatoes, cantaloupes and avocados) is stored in climate-controlled rooms and has had all the oxygen sucked out of it to drastically slow down the fruit-ripening process. “[The fruit] just goes to sleep,” she says, so its “season” is extended — a perk for those who are open to buying, say, apples in June.
From chowder to cakes to straight off the cob (with some crazy-good ideas for toppings), these dishes remind us why we love this farm-stand classic.