Farmer’s Market Finds: Spinach

Welcome to Farmer’s Market Finds–a summer series on what to buy at the farmer’s market week by week. Every Wednesday, I’ll visit Union Square Market and choose one in-season fruit or vegetable to focus on, plus recipes to try out at home. This week, it’s all about spinach.

3 Surprising Ways to Use Cocoa Powder

You know it can be sweet—brownies, chocolate cake, truffles. But cocoa powder has a savory side, too.



Surprising Ways to Cook With Seltzer Water

Clearly seltzer adds refreshing fizz to cranberry juice or sangría. But its colorless, odorless, tasteless bubbliness also makes it the ideal secret ingredient to lighten up foods. Think batters and soups. (Thanks, air pockets!) Seltzer and club soda can be used interchangeably, but steer clear of sparkling water, which doesn’t have enough carbonation to leaven. And be sure to use a bottle that’s fresh from the store; over time seltzer goes flat.