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The Crisper Whisperer: 4 Ways to Use Lettuce (Other Than Salad)

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 24 comments

If you grow your own lettuce, belong to a CSA, or sometimes get a little grabby at the farmers' market, chances are you'll end up with too much lettuce at some point from now through October. The good news is that although lettuce maintains a clean-cut, "just the salad, thank you" veneer in polite company, she's not the least bit afraid to take a couple of turns around the pan behind closed doors. When you just can't eat another bite of salad, try these delicious cooked alternatives. More

The Crisper Whisperer: Quick-Poached Asian Pears

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 5 comments

Note: You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing fruits and vegetables. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] Although Asian pears (also called Chinese pears, apple pears or sand pears) are now fairly widely... More

The Crisper Whisperer: Gingered Butternut Soup

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 7 comments

It's not like I invented butternut soup. There are all kinds of recipes this time of year, but this version is a really tasty one. It's creamy. It's vegan. As its mom would say, it has a lot going for it. More

Apple-Pear Sauce

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 7 comments

[Photographs: Carolyn Cope] One of the happier symptoms of this chronic condition we call adulthood is the ability to see beauty in imperfection. Maybe it's just nature's way of steeling us to continue looking in the mirror morning after morning,... More

The Crisper Whisperer: Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 16 comments

Note: You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays to help us cook through seasonal surplus with ease. [Photograph: Carolyn Cope] In the Crisper Featured Veg: Pumpkin Prep: Wash well. Prick flesh deeply in several... More

The Crisper Whisperer: What to Do with Too Much Kale

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 4 comments

In the Crisper Featured Veg: Kale Strip: Remove leaves from stems by running thumb and forefinger along stem from bottom of leaf to top. Chop: Cut leaves crosswise into 1-inch strips. Wash: Submerge in large bowl of water and... More

The Crisper Whisperer: Zucchini and Corn Fritters Rule the World. For Reals

Serious Eats Carolyn Cope 39 comments

Note: If you're a CSA member or gardener, you're probably all too familiar with the phenomenon of having too much X, Y, or Z (zucchini seems to be the culprit right now). This post marks the debut of Carolyn Cope's... More

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