Radio Kitchen en Heirloom Radishes and Carrots <p><strong>July 22, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Heirloom Radishes and Carrots</strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Our national celebration has just past, so it's a good time to consider the great heritage America's farms have bestowed upon us.&nbsp; During this season of tomatoes, corn and watermelons, it's easy to overlook a pair of bit players in the summer, and that would be radishes and carrots.&nbsp;&nbsp; But we've now started to see some heirloom varieties of these garden greats.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:26:11 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502484 at Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes <p><strong>&nbsp; July 15, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes</strong><br /><br />Summer is a time for some pretty serious salad making and some pretty serious grilling.&nbsp; Most salads need a little zing, and the various members of the onion family were put on earth to do just that.&nbsp; And we shouldn't be surprised that a lot of these oniony veggies can serve multiple roles.&nbsp; Chef Jerry Pelligrino of The Waterfront Kitchen filled us in on some of the things we should look out for.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:49:47 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502175 at Traveling Spice Kit <p><strong>July 1, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Traveling Spice Kit</strong><br /><br />Summer is the time to travel and whether you travel within the state, hit the wide open highways of America or fly abroad, you're going to want to eat.&nbsp; Of course, dining out is a big part of the fun of travel, but you might want to do a little home cooking too.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:39:18 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 501530 at Rhubarb <p><strong>June 24, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Rhubarb&nbsp; </strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />We've tipped into summer and the farms of Maryland are sending all sort of fabulous food to the markets.&nbsp; One of the more dramatic vegetables you'll find out there this time of year is rhubarb.&nbsp; The long, bright crimson stalks of rhubarb look incredible, but the problem always is:&nbsp; what do you do with them?&nbsp; And there's more to rhubarb than good old rhubarb-strawberry pie.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:42:41 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 501276 at Spinach <p><strong>June 17, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Spinach</strong></p><p>Like a lot of folks of a certain age, I grew up watching Popeye the Sailorman and loving every minute of it.&nbsp; But something baffled me:&nbsp; the spinach thing.&nbsp; If they were talking about the reeking, droopy, plop of who-knows-what that they served in school, it didn't make any sense.&nbsp;&nbsp; My parents told me Popeye was the creation of the powerful spinach industry, but that may not have been true.&nbsp; Research reveals that&nbsp; Popeye was not created to sell spinach, but the cartoon's creators remembered their mothers saying, "Eat your spinach, it will make you strong!"&nbsp; So it became Popeye's magic elixir.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:23:51 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 500808 at Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two <p><strong>June 10, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two</strong><br /><br />We're going to be in salad season for quite some time now.&nbsp; Two weeks ago we talked about the wide variety of greens that are grown here in Maryland.&nbsp; For the next few months they're going to be available in abundance.&nbsp; And we could spend a whole show talking about one of the most important components of a salad, and that would be vinegar.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:22:03 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 500460 at Berries <p><strong>June&nbsp; 3, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Berries</strong><br /><br />One of the biggest cravings I have every spring is for fresh, local fruit.&nbsp; Last year's apples are still available, that's true.&nbsp; But I'm thinking of something a lot fresher and a lot juicier.&nbsp; And it's just our luck that nature arranged for two succulent berries to be available this time of year:&nbsp; strawberries and blueberries.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:09:11 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 500134 at Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part One <p> <strong>May 27, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part One</strong><br /><br />One of the mainstays of the spring marketplace are salad greens.&nbsp; These crisp, refreshing components of endless salad variations are among the first local items to arrive every year.&nbsp; And when we start talking about building salads we should also talk about salad dressings, and in particular vinaigrette.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 02:46:40 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 13682 at Primavera <p><strong>May 20, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Primavera</strong><br /><br />I think in some ways this spring of 2014 is all the more welcome because of the severity of our winter.&nbsp; For the last few weeks we've been enjoying wonderful weather, warm breezes and the miracle of our gardens coming back to life.&nbsp; And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen has observed, this long-awaited season of renewal ought to be celebrated somehow. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 00:57:58 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 13359 at The Herbs of Spring <p><strong>May 13, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - The Herbs of Spring</strong><br /><br />Since the farmers' markets reopened this spring, one of the easiest things to find has been fresh herbs.&nbsp; Now, herbs are great because they can be grown under cover, and a little bit of space can yield a lot of product. There are a lot of herbs out there to work with, but we don't always have an idea about what to do with them.</p><p>We also don't always have an idea how to preserve them for later use.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:21:51 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 13060 at