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A bowl of fresh cherries. Credit: Copyright 2015 Brooke Jackson

American life is full of references to cherries, from George Washington chopping down a tree of them (Why did he do that?) to the popular song "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" sung by Ethel Merman in 1931. But the actual fruit itself, beloved by most, is a sweet,

New garlic. Credit: Copyright 2016 Sue Style

[aside] New garlic (not to be confused with green garlic, the kind that looks a bit like scallions or spring onions, with the greenery attached) has plump bulbs that are fully formed. The cloves are easy to peel and deliciously damp -- in some parts it’s known as “wet garlic.” Because this

Fruit Salad Cocktails with espresso spoons. Credit: Copyright 2015 David Latt

Walk the farmers markets and enjoy a grand show of summer's bountiful harvest. Leafy greens have reappeared along with all manner of beans and peas. Stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums and pluots, are available in abundance. They are perfect to make fruit salad cocktails, a delicious way to

Charred garbanzo beans, shiitake mushrooms and onions in a carbon steel pan. Credit: Copyright2016 David Latt

Going vegan tastes so good when you turn up the heat on garbanzo beans and create a beautifully charred vegetable salad. [aside] Carbon steel pans and their close cousins, cast iron pans, love heat. Turn a burner on high, place the carbon steel pan on the fire, and you’ve pushed the pedal

The first asparagus of the season is a welcome garden treat. Credit: Copyright 2016 Nancy Harmon Jenkins

My father, may he rest in peace, was a champion Yankee gardener, as proud of his vegetables as he was of the considerable flowerbeds that surrounded his bayside home. He did almost all the work himself -- preparing the beds and cold frames, planting, transplanting, weeding, deadheading and harvesting --

To make this sandwich even healthier, substitute lettuce leaves for the bread. Credit: Copyright Carl Tremblay

Summer is on the horizon, so enjoy the short-sleeve weather and spend some time eating outside. Yes, we're talking  picnics. We've got eight recipes to help you fill your basket: They can be served cold, travel well and taste best eaten on a blanket under a nice shady tree. If spring showers

On the Arrow T Ranch near Prescott, Arizona, the eponymous family behind Kelly Beef raises 100% grass-fed cattle. Credit: Copyright 2015 Seth Joel

Just like family members, Kelly Beef cattle are raised with care and love. At the Arrow T Ranch in the Williamson Valley outside Prescott, Arizona, Tom Kelly and his wife, Tammy, bring together their relatives to work and gain expertise in treating animals, and human beings, right. [caption id="attachment_66578" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]

A Tunisian woman picks olives in the fields. Credit: Copyright Les Moulins Mahjoub

Ari Weinzweig got a front-row tasting of Tunisian extra virgin olive oil five years ago, while visiting a sun-drenched Tunisian family farm that's been making oil since 1891. How did it taste? "Delicious," says Weinzweig, co-owner and founding partner of Zingerman's Delicatessen, now part of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses in