We are finally getting back to closer-to-normal temperatures.

In a pre-season survey of past subscribers, some of you asked for more information about less-familiar produce.

For those who want to experiment with some new recipes, here are several ranging from easy to more complex. We haven’t kitchen-tested them, so if you try one and like it, let us know!

  • Arugula: Risotto Verde (http://www.thedailymeal.com/risotto-verde-0) (recipe includes kale; we recommend bone broth from pastured hens (http://thecornucopiacsa.com/poultry/) rather than boullion)
  • Choi: Baby Bok Choi with Cashews (http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/baby_bok_choy_with_cashews/) , Choi benefits (http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/bok-choy.html)
  • Hakurei Turnips: Roasted Hakurei Turnips with Couscous (http://noteatingoutinny.com/2012/06/06/roasted-haruki-turnips-with-israeli-couscous-salad/) , simple sautee (http://projects.eveningedge.com/recipes/speedy-sauteed-hakurei-turnips-and-greens/) , roasted in wine/honey (http://www.grouprecipes.com/4223/roasted-turnips-in-wine.html)
  • Kale: Navy Bean Soup (http://www.forksoverknives.com/navy-bean-soup/) , simple sautee (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/sauteed-kale-recipe/index.html) , Kale Chips (http://www.thedailymeal.com/basic-kale-chips)
  • Swiss Chard: Creamy Parmesan Swiss Chard Gratin (http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/swiss_chard_gratin.aspx) , Sirloin Steaks with Garlicky Swiss Chard (http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/sirloin-steaks-garlicky-swiss-chard.aspx)

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