Ingredients such as garlic and onion are essential to many recipes, providing the foundation on which good flavor is built. When we are using these ingredients, we are actually using something coming from the same family. The Allium family includes garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, scallions, and chives. This family is high in sulfuric compounds, which… Continue reading The Allium Family- More Than Just Onions
Spring means it's time for rhubarb. Most often associated with pies, rhubarb is actually not a fruit at all, it's a vegetable! Rhubarb is beautiful, healthy, and has many culinary applications beyond pie. The earliest recorded cultivation of rhubarb was in ancient China, where it was used for a wide range of medicinal purposes including… Continue reading Rhubarb- The Pie Plant
Do you ever see beets at a local store or farmers market and wonder what to do with them, or perhaps feel somewhat of an aversion because you have only had them canned? Beets are actually quite versatile, good for you, and more than just something in a can you find on a restaurant salad… Continue reading Beets- Bright and Beautiful
You know that Spring is here when you go to the local food shop or farmer's market and see asparagus for sale, or open a magazine or look online and see a wide variety of recipes featuring it. This is one of the first signals the at Spring is upon us, and that the weather… Continue reading Asparagus- A Symbol of Spring
Whole grains are tasty, good for you, and a great addition to your diet, providing you have no allergies or dietary restrictions. For those who are looking to expand their horizons in the world of whole grains, or simply add them to their diet, there are many options available. Today, we are going to look… Continue reading Spelt- An Ancient Grain for a Modern Era
Ever see an item of produce or other ingredient at the Coop and wonder "what do I do with this, what is it, how do I use it/cook it?" This part of our website is meant to help you with that! We will have useful information about some lesser known and more uncommon items that… Continue reading Welcome!