Radio Kitchen

Radio Kitchen #1330
11:40 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Baby Beets

April 28, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Baby Beets  

Maryland farmers are turning out some of their best produce at this time of year, when the emphasis seems to be on young and tender.  It's when we see a lot of the "baby" versions of our food, and one of the more interesting is the baby beet.

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Radio Kitchen #1329
7:06 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Spring Onions

April 21, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Onions

While prowling through the market last weekend, I noticed that there were a lot of wonderful vegetables available that play important supporting roles in our meals.  In fact, the whole family of spring onions offers enterprising cooks a lot to work with.

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Radio Kitchen #1328
1:04 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

What To Plant This Year - 4/14/15

April 14, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - What to Plant This Year

April brings us the bad news of tax season, and the good news of the return of gardens and farm fields.  Our friends, the Maryland farmers, have spent the winter poring over their seed catalogs, planning on how to best please their customers this year.  And of course, it's not too late for amateurs like us to do the same, and that's exactly what Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen has been doing.

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Radio Kitchen #1327
8:36 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Spring Peas

April 7, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Peas

Last week we talked about one of the Rites of Spring:  the enjoyment of Spring lamb.  Today we'd like to cover another harbinger of the season, and that would be Spring peas,  the very embodiment of this most tender of seasons.

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Radio Kitchen #1325
8:40 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Working With Spinach

March 24, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Working With Spinach  

I think a lot of us are eagerly awaiting those first warm days of Spring, and the return of the Farmers Markets.  One of the first items to make an appearance every year is spinach.  And that's really good news to cooks all over the place.

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Radio Kitchen #1324
11:07 am
Tue March 17, 2015

DIY Vinegar

March 17, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - DIY Vinegar

As a wine lover who has a nice cellar, I'm always dreading the time when I open an old bottle and it has, as they say, "turned" to vinegar.  Fortunately, that's a very rare occurrence.   But there are times when we will deliberately try to make our own vinegar.

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Radio Kitchen #1323
6:56 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

March 10, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Sweet Potatoes and Yams

As we come out of the winter months, there are still a few things left in the market that were grown last year.  Preeminent among these hardy vegetables would be sweet potatoes.  And notice I said sweet potatoes, and not yams.

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Radio Kitchen #1318
3:36 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Winter Soups and Stews With Root Vegetables

March 3, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Winter Soups and Stews With Root Vegetables

In the depths of winter we look to the kitchen as a source of warmth and comfort.  And few things warm us up better than a hearty stew.  And since we have so many good root vegetables available to us, it's easy to concoct a delicious winter stew.

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Radio Kitchen #1322
9:09 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Vegetable Curries - 2/24/15

February 24, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Vegetable Curries

Starting late last autumn, I began buying pumpkins and squash, cutting them up into bite-sized chunks and freezing them.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, one culinary tradition in particular knows exactly what to do with pumpkin and squash... and that would be, make a curry.

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Radio Kitchen #1321
3:00 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Cooking With Pickled Vegetables

February 17, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Cooking With Pickled Vegetables  

Late last autumn we encouraged you to buy up freshly harvested vegetables and preserve them for later use.  Well, winter is here and we ought to tell the people how to cook all those pickled veggies.  So let's look beyond pickled cucumbers and embrace everything from green beans, beets, carrots, cauliflower, radishes to hot little peppers.

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