Tag Archives: cime di rapa

10.7.13 Picky Eaters

There’s very little worse than coming into the garden and finding that deer have been foraging around. The garden gate was left open overnight and, by the looks of things, they took full advantage of the opportunity. After a quick … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with Braised Greens

This second trip to Puglia gave us the opportunity to delve deeper into the region’s cuisine, and revisit such canonical dishes as Orecchiette con Cime di Rapa. Above: The fruttivendolo in Spongano, with chicories and cime di rapa (bottom) in … Continue reading

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6.11.12 Planting, potting and harvesting

It rained for almost an entire week. As soon as the sun arrived, we were out in the garden catching up on planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, potting up container plants, and harvesting a bevy of greens. Here’s the second planting … Continue reading

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5.28.12 Glorious greens

We’re enjoying eating from the garden again. Mesclun mixes and arugula are thriving in the cool, damp weather.  Siberian and Red Russian Kales are also establishing well, and should provide us with cooking greens all season.    It’s time to … Continue reading

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11.22.11 Beets, greens and fennel

We were hoping to bring salad greens to share for Thanksgiving weekend and, with the continuing of unseasonably warm weather, our goal was easily met. Mesclun at top, and at bottom (left to right): puntarelle, fennel, cime di rapa, and … Continue reading

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Le orecchiette con le cime di rapa

“Us cooks are nothing without farmers and gardeners that grow their crops with intention and love. It makes a world of difference especially in a cuisine that is only based on ingredients and their quality.” — Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta With … Continue reading

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