6 Creative Ways to Use Pluots

Plu-whats? These hybrid stone fruits combine the juicy flesh of a plum with the sweetness of an apricot. They ripen quickly and are rarely mealy. And, like plums, they don’t easily bruise. In other words: Yes! 
 Eat them out of hand, or try them in one of the recipes here. May we recom­mend the pluot-of-this-world Monte Cristo?

6 Creative Ways to Use Persian Cucumbers

Want to be as cool as a you-know-what this summer? Try these sweet, seedless, petite cucumbers (most are about five inches long) in everything from pizzas to cocktails. The skins are tender and delicious, so you can chill with the peeler, too.

6 Creative Ways to Use Rhubarb

This fleeting spring vegetable—yes, vegetable—needs sugar to soften its tangy flavor (hence, pies, preserves, and pairing it with strawberries). But that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for dessert. Limiting the sugar 
to a tablespoon or two makes rhubarb just right for topping a savory tart or a salad. Move fast: Rhubarb’s season is short 
and sweet (or not).

6 Creative Ways to Use Radishes

Sure, they’re great shaved into salads or tucked into tea sandwiches, but you don’t need to treat them so preciously. Try roasting them, greens and all, in pancetta fat for pasta, or pickle some to make spring’s most stirring cocktail garnish.

6 Creative Ways to Use Celery

Ants on a log? 
Celery can do better. Turn this crunchy main­stay into a hearty dinner salad. Make a new kind of smoothie. And if you must pair it with peanut butter and raisins, just try 
to up the ante a bit.

6 Creative Ways to Use Cauliflower

The tender texture and the slightly sweet flavor of this wintry vegetable make it an ideal ingredient for eating raw in a salad, pureeing into soup, or even rounding out a pizza. And though it easily breaks down into bite-size pieces, we’ve got a whole (hint, hint) new way of cooking it.

6 Creative Ways to Use Grapefruit

The semisweet fruit stars in cocktails, tacos, and more. 

6 Creative Ways to Use Pomegranates

Colorful, inspired recipes for autumn's most beautiful fruit.  

Gluten-free Flours

Six flour alternatives for those with a gluten intolerance. 

6 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Half a dozen unique ways to serve this fall favorite.

10 Ways to Make Pesto You Didn't Know Existed

It’s green, and makes spaghetti 10 times more delicious, right? All you need is your food processor and five minutes.