Spring’s dance has begun. She steps forward, beaming and bright; she retreats behind a sudden gust of cold air and mist. After a stretch of warm, sunny days, we have a chill in the air, another forecast of cold rain & snow. There’s still time before we put away the heavy blue dutch oven, still time to enjoy another comforting and hearty braise.
Eat your alliums! This is one of the lasting messages of Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson, for the old mantra of “eat your veggies” just doesn’t cut it anymore. As Robinson points out, not all veggies are created equal, and alliums contain some of the most powerful nutrients and health-boosting qualities you can consume. Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, shallots — all these can be powerful antidotes to disease. Continue reading