09: Seasonal Vegetables You Can Boil

  
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📍 Introduction

Boiling works best for fresh, crisp vegetables as the technique softens them and brings out their natural flavor. Using vegetables picked close to their peak ripeness will help ensure your dish has flavor & crunch.  Below is a chart of vegetables that boil well by season. 

📝 Notes, Tips, Tricks

  • Dif vegetable varieties peak in different seasons. For example, New Potatoes are particularly tasty in the spring. 

  • Farmers Markets carry the freshest produce as goods are harvested close to sale. With imports, vegetables may be picked 1-2 weeks before reaching peak ripeness to allow time for shipping.

  • A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box is a great way to support local farmers & practice cooking different types of produce. Subscribers receive a box of seasonal produce each week. Find a local CSA here

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