What's on Eli's Mind?
After a couple of grey months things are looking up in the city and in my stores. We’re coming to the end of a brilliant California citrus season where we have kept colds at bay with juices, salads, sauces and sweets incorporating oroblancos, tangelos, golden nuggets and more delicious product form the Golden State. Rhubarb, one of the last truly, seasonal fruits has arrived, a sure sign of Spring. Fresh peas arrived along with the rhubarb and fiddlehead ferns, ramps and other seasonal silliness are on their way. The much maligned by me fava bean is here. And best of all April will bring the first crop of East 91 Street tomatoes. My goal when I started this urban farming project was to have tomatoes in the months they were not available locally and while I was defeated in producing this sunshine crop in winter, I had great success with early spring crops of flavorful heirlooms.