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Posted on 24th Apr, 2013by Ashley Bartner

Eat Wild!

Eat Wild!

Spring is the perfect time to pull up your wellies and head into the fields (or your front yard) and collect an amazing dinner of wild edibles! In America we would mow over most of these edible greens without a second thought thinking they are pesky weeds instead of seeing delicious frittatas, stuffed pasta, crostini and more growing in our front yard! I’ve picked six different wild herbs or erbe selvatiche to identify today (obviously there are tons more like ramps, liscaro, wild radicchios, nettle, etc.)

With the help of our Italian neighbors they have taught us what to eat and what to leave behind, I only know the names of most of these wild greens in Italian :
1. Poppy greens – sweet
2. Wild chicory – bitter
3. Grispigno (when you cut it ‘milk’ will weep from its stalk) – bitter
4. Plantain/rabbits ear – very soft & sweet
5. Brocoletti/broccoli rabé – cut off the stalks and eat just the top
6. Dandelion greens

Many of our neighbors pick overflowing baskets of greens in the early spring, blanch them (then once cool, squeeze all the water out) and freeze in balls – then they have lovely Spring greens to eat all summer long!

A few of my favorite recipes with Wild Spring Greens:

Wilted Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens With Walnuts And Goat Cheese

Savory Tart with Wild Greens

Sauteed Greens

Nettle Pasta

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Spring Green Pizza

Poppy greens

Wild chicory

Plantain/rabbits ear

Brocoletti/broccoli rabé

Dandelion greens

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Posted on 19th May, 2014by Andrea Cutright

What to do with all this: Fennel

What to do with all this: Fennel

3 oranges and 20 fennel bulbs in my CSA Box! Oh yeah!

Maybe you’re not as enthusiastic when this happens to you? Embrace fresh fennel because it has so many positives. It’s a beautiful plant with some real curves. It has those lacy, delicate fronds. It tastes like completely matured celery, able to buy its own liquor. [Note: Finocchio is the Italian name for Fennel and it's earned it's own Urban Dictionary entry]

You’ve probably eaten it in a salad or 100. Maybe with some citrus? There’s no denying that’s good – but it’s not going to help you plow through 20 bulbs. Here are 8 favorite ideas for a marvelous fennel frenzy.

Dont forget the mandoline!

Fennel tart

Grilled Fennel Tarts by Spoon Fork Bacon
Braised fennel

Braised Fennel by Orangette

Braised Fennel by Simply Recipes
Pickled fennel
Fennel cocktails

Rhubarb Fennel Fizz by The Year In Food

The Best Bloody Mary by The Bitten Word
Fennel and pasta

Simple Fennel Soup by Running With Tweezers
Fennel gratin

Fennel Gratin Recipe by Food Republic

Fennel Gratin by Saveur

Photograph by Celine Steen

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Posted on 25th Feb, 2014by Hillary Mickell

Wolfgang Puck Oscar Giveaway!

Wolfgang Puck Oscar Giveaway!

The 86th Academy Awards will be Wolfgang’s 20th year catering the Governors Ball! That’s 20 years of amazing meals being served to Hollywood’s best.

On March 2, Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang Puck Catering team will be in Hollywood, cooking for 1500 guests at the Governors Ball. You can serve the same dishes the stars will be eating or try bites inspired by this year’s menu at your own viewing party: pick your favorites from this list.

Win a copy of the most recent cookbook, Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy.
Having a viewing party? What’s the theme…Hollywood glam or Jersey power brokers a la American Hustle? To enter, simply post recipe link from Foodily on Foodily’s Facebook page, or tweet us with the hashtag #MyOscarParty.

Haven’t ever added your own recipe to Foodily? Now’s the time – login to Foodily, and hover over your Recipes tab. Click “Add a new recipe” and go through the quick step by step process. Fill in the fields as you can see in the example below. Then share away!

Share to Win!
Each recipe you share is another chance to win an autographed copy of Wolfgang’s new cookbook. 3 winners will be selected Friday, February 28th so start sharing!

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Posted on 14th Feb, 2014by Hillary Mickell

Breakfast Valentine’s

Valentine's Breakfast

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