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PCC Taste | January 2013

fruits and veggies

We each have our favorites when it comes to fruits and vegetables. But what better month to try some-thing fresh and new? Take a chance this month: You might head home with a new favorite flavor to enjoy all winter long.

If you like the creaminess of potatoes, try
Cauliflower

Like potatoes, cauliflower marries well with nearly any seasoning and mashes to a wonderfully smooth texture. Roast with your favorite seasonings for an easy snack, boil and mash with butter or coconut milk, or simmer and puree into a velvety soup. Try this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Spiced with Homemade Curry Powder. Get recipe »

Fun fact: The name "cauliflower" comes from the Latin caulis (stalk) and floris (flower). As with potatoes, cauliflower also comes in vivacious purple varieties, which you'll occasionally spy in our produce department.

If you like the flavor of broccoli, try
Rutabagas

Our produce guru, Joe, roasts this pale yellow-fleshed root vegetable (and member of the prolific cruciferous family) with a light coat of olive oil, salt and pepper for a hearty snack. Or, fire up the oven and fill your home with the cozy fragrance of this Baked Sweet Root Combo. Get recipe »

The rutabaga: This root vegetable originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip. High in fiber and versatile, it can be prepared as you would other root vegetables.

If you like the juiciness of Satsuma Mandarins, try
Organic Clementine Mandarins

These wee citrus gems offer a tangy-sweet flavor and wonderful zest when peeled. If you somehow manage not to eat your entire clutch, use their brightness in this Sparkling Upside-down Clementine and Blackberry Coffee Cake. Get recipe »

Now in season! Organic Clementine Mandarins are available from mid-December until the end of January. Get em' while they last.

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