Sensational Cool Season Salads from the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Kale Caesar Salad

Last Sunday I presented a garden-to-table cooking demo called Sensational Cool Season Salads at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I showed how to make salads that highlight great winter produce. I’m always a huge bundle of nerves before any public speaking engagement, but I think it went pretty well. I crammed four salad demos [Continue Reading...]

The Hardiest Vegetables For Winter Gardening (Why I Love Overwintering Cauliflower)

Overwintering Cauliflower

Overwintering cauliflower is right up there with giant kohlrabi as one of my favorite cool-season crops. I just want to share a quick before and after to show you how my overwintering cauli’s survived the recent Seattle cold snap. Now, keep in mind I am a Zone 7 gardener – cold is relative. In my [Continue Reading...]

Skillet Cauliflower with Curry

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This recipe is from the Eating Local in the Depth of Winter recipe demo and presentation I gave at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to learn just how delicious it can be to eat from your garden, even in the “low time.” To view all [Continue Reading...]

Infographic: How Hard Is It To Grow That Brassica?

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Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, turnips, cabbage, mustard greens, oh my! I get asked, “so, how hard is that to grow?” a lot. I made this infographic to answer that question, as I see it, with regards to my favorite winter vegetable family, brassicas. This is based on my experience in a maritime climate that is generally [Continue Reading...]

Ginger Breadcrumb Fried Cauliflower with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

Ginger Breadcrumb Cauliflower with Spicy Dipping Sauce (11)

Like most everyone with a pulse, I love crispy, high-fat food. I also like a good honest hot oil burn on my forearm, so deep frying should be right up my alley. But because of the hot aerosolized fat that goes everywhere, the 7 or 8 bowls it usually takes and the cup or more [Continue Reading...]

Rutabaga and Cauliflower Puree

Rutabaga’s are pretty under-appreciated, if you ask me. They are a root vegetable and a member of the brassica (cabbage) family. They can be used in almost any application you’d use a potato, but they are less starchy and have about half the calories. Because they are lower in starch, you can puree them in [Continue Reading...]