Ice Water Salad

Inspired by Bon Appétit Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1½ lb. mixed crunchy vegetables (such as fennel, radishes, turnips, beets and/or carrots), tough skins peeled 1 cup walnuts 2 large garlic cloves Kosher salt ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 3...

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan

Inspired by foodnetwork.com Makes 4 (side dish) servings Ingredients 4 T olive oil 4 fennel bulbs, cut into 1/4″ slices, reserve fronds 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil the bottom of a...

Steamed Mussels with Fennel

Nothing says summer like steamed shellfish. This recipe calls for mussels but tastes just as great with clams. Before cooking the mussels (or clams), place them in a bowl of cold water to clean them. Make sure all the mussels are shut when you start the recipe. If any...

Harvest Vegetable Soup with Tomatoes

This is a nice way to use your root veggies in a soup with a little kick to it. I use turnips, potatoes, chickpeas, carrots and corn, simmered with tomatoes and optional hot red pepper flakes.  For an extra smoky-spiciness, try adding Smoked Chipotle powder...

Shrimp & Fennel Risotto

Fresh jumbo shrimp sautéed with white wine, fennel and onion, atop creamy arborio rice with Parmesan. I like to add a little kale in here too, towards the end to keep its bright color. Slice along the stems to remove them, then stack the soft leaves and cut crosswise...