Black Pepper


Pepper, Piper nigrum, is known as the King of Spices. It was the first recorded spice dating back more than 4000 years, heavily sought after with countries sailing hundreds of miles to obtain it, traded for currency and associated with wealth and power. It is still the most widely used spice and third most added…

Steamed Artichokes


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Equipment needed: Medium to large stock pot, chef’s knife, poultry shears or scissors, small ladle. Ingredients: 3 Artichokes Fresh with top and tips trimmed away. 3 cloves garlic freshly chopped or use poached garlic (See recipe at Recipe/Veggies)

NASTURTIUMS


Nutrition Factoids: High in Vitamin C. Peak Season: Early summer through fall in cooler areas, fall through spring in milder climates. General Information: The nasturtium is a versatile plant both for looks and food; leaves and blooms are edible. They grow fast and are easy, doing best with a little neglect, but do like their…