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By Leika Suzumura, Community Kitchens Northwest Program Manager Don’t be fooled by the name, the Jerusalem artichoke is neither an artichoke nor from Jerusalem. Perhaps that is why it is becoming more commonly known as the “sunchoke,” or it’s native name “sun root.” The knobby roots dug up in...

Summer in Seattle this year has been wonderful. The warm, sunny days have already given some of us delectable, vine-ripened tomatoes. Meanwhile, the rest of us are watching and waiting for our green tomatoes to get some color on them. If you’re growing some of the larger varieties, you...

Here’s some great info on root veggies from our friends up north at Fresh Choice.  Click here for printer-friendly version of this article  Beets, turnips, potatoes, carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes are some of the more common root vegetables.  ‘Yams,’ an orange variety of sweet potatoes, are also a...

Ingredients – ¼ c extra-virgin olive oil – 1 t dried oregano (or 2-3 t fresh, chopped) – 1 large onion, in 3/8”-1/2” dice – 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), WITH LIQUID – 1 can diced tomatoes Instructions • In large, deep skillet, heat oil with oregano. Add onions...

Ingredients – 2 lb Yukon Gold or other yellow, waxy potatoes –  ¼ c lemon juice – 1 ½ c chicken broth – 1/3 c olive oil – 2-4 cloves garlic, crushed – 1 t kosher or coarse salt (less if using table salt) – ½ t thyme –...

Cooking skills focus: braising, balancing flavors Ingredients – 2 T cooking oil – 5 lbs boneless beef chuck, cut into approx. 1# chunks – 7-8 dashes Tabasco sauce – ½ bu parsley, minced – Salt & pepper TT Instructions • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. • Heat a...

Cooking skills focus: Sautéing, boiling, balancing flavors Ingredients – Large pot with about 3 qts water – 2 T salt –  3 bu collard greens, washed, the thickest part of the stems removed and the rest twisted apart into large pieces – 1 ½ T cooking oil – 1...

Cooking skills focus: knife skills, roasting, sauteeing, balancing flavors Ingredients – 3 eggplants, striped (partially peeled) and cut into 1” slices – ½ t salt – 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, diced medium (1/2” on each side) – 2 T cooking oil – 1 T Madras curry powder (from...

Cooking skills focus: roasting, sautéing, balancing flavors Ingredients – 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, diced medium (1/2” on a side) – 2 T cooking oil – Salt and pepper TT – 2 T cooking oil – 1 head red cabbage, cut in quarters, core removed and sliced thinly –...