Posts Tagged ‘ fruits ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Birthday Season: Berry Bundt

Fresh Berry Bundt Cake Years ago, when we lived in the Old Neighborhood, we had certain traditions. On the weekends, The Husbands would grill elaborate meats while we would make bundt cakes. (I’m pretty sure that this started with an NPR Weekend Edition story about the inventor of the bundt pan; if that wasn’t the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: November

The Tiny Kitchen Assistant loves pomegranate. Of course he does. Why wouldn’t he love a fruit that’s a complete pain to prepare? But things have gotten so much easier — and my clothes are much less spattered with red juice blotches — since I discovered the underwater seed removal method. Believe me when I tell […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: October

Our summer may have started late in northern California, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Corn Man was still selling sweet, juicy corn on the cob even into late September. But now, the seasons are clearly changing. Here’s what’s in store at your local market. Vegetables Artichokes Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Chard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: September

On warm September days, it’s easy to forget that summer is ending. And then I realize that the stone fruit vendors have already left the market, with Corn Man soon to follow. And where did that butternut squash come from? What happened to summer? Nonetheless, it’s still a good month for the market. You can […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Tricks for Eating Healthier

Welcome to the second installment of “Betty Says,” where we tackle reader questions. This week, we have: Dear Betty, What’s the best advice you have for someone who wants to eat better? – Hungry in California Hi Hungry, I think that when it comes to eating healthy, there are two primary issues: eating better food, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? July

Our produce remains on an odd schedule because of this year’s strange weather in northern California, which of course only points out how utterly spoiled we are during most seasons. The stone fruits are still so-so, our corn still hasn’t appeared at the market (almost a month late!) and our tomatoes look anemic. However, we’ve […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? June

It’s June 1, even though it doesn’t feel like it in the Bay Area where yesterday it was 58 degrees and raining. (Today is only marginally better, but at least the temperatures have hit the 60s. Barely.) We seem to have misplaced Spring this year. I’m hoping for a rapid jump to summer because my […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? April

The Tiny Kitchen Assistant and I went back east for a family visit in early February. I wanted to stop by the supermarket to buy some produce and milk for my 92-year-old Nana. “Why don’t we just go to the market and get her the good stuff?” the Assistant asked. Oh baby, we are so […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s In Season? March

In California, March is when we start to teeter on the edge of Spring. It taunts us. Market sellers hawk the first strawberries, but you know that they’re no better-tasting than the ones from the supermarket because they’re not yet offering samples; samples and Spring officially kick off in April. Towards the end of the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? February

Ok, I’ll admit it: this is the time of year where the market seems pretty dismal. Sure, there’s plenty of stuff for sale, but I just can’t get excited about beets in the same way that I do about a juicy nectarine. Nonetheless, this buttered beets recipe from Whole Foods does look good, doesn’t it? […] Read More