Take care to properly identify ostrich fern fiddleheads and always follow sustainable harvesting guidelines. Look for the deep groove -- think of the shape of a celery stalk -- on the side of the stem facing the coil.
Once you've eaten as much fresh pesto as you can stomach and have given away enough dill, marjoram, and thyme to outfit a small herbarium, it’s time to consider plan B: freezing and drying those herbs for later use.
Buying and canning tuna fresh off the boat isn't a huge savings—but you'll know where it came from, you can enjoy it throughout the year, and unless you go out and catch it yourself, it can’t get any fresher. Convinced? Good. Here's how to proceed.
Fresh from the garden, chile peppers—or chili peppers—are fantastic in stir-frys and salsas. But give them a little time, and their flavors turn into something else entirely. Deeper. Earthier. Spicier. Here's how to make the transformation happen.
Everything you ever wanted to know about koji rice! What is koji, you ask? Koji is a mold. The next obvious question: Why make your rice moldy on purpose? Because koji is the first step in making sake, soy sauce, and miso—all kinds of deliciousness.