Drink apple cider all autumn long! Unpasteurized and unfiltered, it retains more nutrients, antioxidants and fiber than apple juice. (image via Paul Goyette)
Add earthy, deep yellow turmeric to your food for a slew of health benefits! It’s a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. (image via AleMosk)
Go native with Concord grapes! One of only three fruits original to North America, they’re packed with antioxidants crucial to heart health.
Eat beets and beet greens for healthy hair! They’re rich in folate, a B vitamin, a deficiency of which can slow growth and cause graying.
Gather green tomatoes when the weather turns cool! Their firm texture and astringent flavor stand up well to pickling, grilling and frying.
Gird yourself against the chill in the air with tender white vermouth! Not to be confused with dry vermouth, it’s plush, floral and fruity. (image via sergis blog)
Scatter dainty marjoram leaves over late summer produce! A gentler cousin of oregano, it sings sweetly with all Mediterranean vegetables.
Break out the farro with your fall sweaters! It’s a low-gluten, nutrient-rich whole wheat with twice the fiber and protein of modern wheat.
Choose fat bulbs of fall fennel! The rounder the bulb, the more crisp, anisey flesh you’ll have at your disposal instead of fibrous core.
Know your figs! Jammy-sweet Missions pair well with cheese and yogurt, while subtler Brown Turkeys are suited to salads and savory dishes.
Amble into autumn with a Boulevardier! A Negroni with whiskey swapped for gin, it’s rich and alluring where the Negroni is crisp and lean. (image via ReeseCLloyd)
Experience the pungent, floral flavor of fresh bay leaves! Less earthy than their dried counterparts, they impart a sharp, spicy perfume.
Savor the velvety texture and full, sweet flavor of Romano beans! The flat, stringless beans lend themselves well to end of summer braises.
Don’t stint on the olive oil with summer’s last tomatoes. Their rich stores of cancer-fighting lycopene are best absorbed paired with fat!
Sharpen your mind with antioxidant-rich plums! They protect against free radicals that damage brain cells and contribute to memory loss.
Sweep into September with a swizzle! A classic Caribbean concoction well-packed with crushed ice, it’s a slow sipper for summer’s last days. Send out summer with a meal to nibble while you sip your swizzle!
Celebrate September with fresh shell beans! Magenta-splashed creamy white cranberry beans, aka borlotti, have a delicate, chestnut flavor.
Eat a spoonful of honey for a healthy heart! The antioxidants in honey protect against the absorption of bad LDL cholesterol into the blood.
Slice up a Cortland apple for Rosh Hashanah! Slower to brown than other varieties, it’s the perfect apple for salads and fruit plates.
Send out summer with an authentic bellini! Light, frothy prosecco is the best counterpoint to delicately floral fresh white peach puree. Pour up a pitcher this weekend, followed by a meal that incorporates the Daily Morsels from all of this week’s Fresh Picks!