March 10, 2020

Cauliflower cores and stems don’t need to be discarded! They may seem all hard and unapproachable, but with a little coaxing in some boiling water and a nice blend with some beans, oil and garlic, you’ll be on your way to a nice dip, side dish or even a component of a...

February 12, 2020

A chard stalk is a silly thing to waste. It’s so pretty! And so delicious, and not terribly fibrous, which makes it especially adaptable for recipes. If you invested in a bunch of chard for a recipe that only requires the leaves, I’d first suggest seeing if there’s a w...

November 21, 2019

A number of years ago, I stopped buying broth. Instead, after an excellent tip from a co-worker (thanks, Mark!), we started saving all our veggie scraps and popping them in a bag in the freezer. Onion tops, pepper cores, hard tomato parts, squash skins, corn cobs, toug...

December 8, 2018

I still remember my first sip of that strange drink called shrub. It was refreshing, perfectly fruity, sweet, but not cloying; it had a little bit of a bite. 

“What IS this?” I asked the bartender. This is when he explained that a shrub was a “drinking vinegar.”


May 14, 2018

More reasons to #SaveTheStems! Thanks to EOT reader Stacy C., of Washington, D.C. for turning your stems into pickles!

February 16, 2017

As long as they aren't the woody variety, stems can be so wildly versatile and are an excellent base for pesto.

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