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10 Ways Tuesday: Okra

I’ve got creative recipes for cooking with okra: 1.  Roasted Okra Mezze with Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Olives, and Preserved Lemons Mezze is to Middle Eastern cuisine what tapas is to Spanish cuisine- sexy little plates of appetizers with bold flavors to stimulate...

Ingredient of the Week: Okra

“What kind of peppers are these?” the cashier at the grocery store asked me. “Those aren’t peppers, they’re okra,” I replied. I couldn’t fault her. Growing up in the south, fried okra was a big part of my diet, but I had never actually seen the whole pod, naked,...

10 Ways Tuesday: Sweet Corn

I’ve got creative recipes for cooking with sweet corn during summer: 1.  Elote Asado I just discovered Elote Asado this summer, and I’m completely obsessed with it. This traditional Mexican street food is simply grilled corn on the cob slathered in thick...

Ingredient of the Week: Sweet Corn

If you’ve been watching the news you may think there will be no sweet corn harvest this year due to extreme heat and drought across the “corn belt” of the United States. When I turn off the tv and head to the Boulder Farmer’s Market, I find...