Friday, August 30

Weekend Recipes: French Breakfast Radish! 

This attractive variety of radish, known for its mild flavor and pleasant crunch, can be used to spice up salads, soups, and a number of other dishes. A favorite among gardener and chefs, the French Breakfast Radish is easy to grow and adds that extra element of flavor and color to your plate. These red and white beauties are a healthy treat for the taste buds from top to bottom. Munch the bright and zesty roots raw with dip, or roasted with other colorful fall favorites like carrots. Don’t forget to save the greens to sauté on their own or stir into a nice bean soup for a little peppery kick. Take a look below for some delicious and simple recipes you can use this striking variety of radish in.

Baked Radish Chips

Friday, August 23

Weekend Recipes: Kohlrabi!

Ever wonder what that wacky purple or green veggie is? Underneath kohlrabi’s unusual exterior is a crisp and sweet flesh that some describe as tasting similar to the stem of broccoli. This versatile veggie is good raw, sautéed, steamed, baked and even fried.  Like all members of the brassica (cabbage) family, kohlrabi is low in calories, high in fiber, and packed full of vitamins and nutrients. To prepare kohlrabi you remove the greens (which are also delicious sautéed) and peel the first two fibrous layers to reach the crunchy inner flesh. Below are some tasty ways you can enjoy exciting kohlrabi!

Friday, March 15

Pictures from a Cooking Class

On February 28th several gardeners and community members had the pleasure of attending a Blender Techniques Cooking Class taught by Ellie Markovitch that was part of Capital District Community Garden's Homemade Series.  A great time was had by all - Thank you Ellie for sharing so many wonderful stories and delicious recipes with us!  Photographs provided by Ellie Markovitch.  

Above photo: 
Sauteed veggies over Soaked Whole Grain Blender Pancakes

Photo above and below: 
Sorrel, strawberry, banana, almond milk Smoothies

Friday, March 1

Cooking Class at Dali Mamma

Homemade Series: ‘Green’ Cooking Class at Dali Mamma Café

Get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and join us for a ‘green’ cooking class with Katrin Haldeman!  Katrin uses all natural and local ingredients to create delicious menu items for her newly relocated business, the Dali Mamma Café.  Just like Capital District Community Gardens, Katrin believes that good food should be accessible by all. For this class, she will open her kitchen to our students for a special night of ‘green’ cooking. She’ll demonstrate how to prepare a variety of recipes, all of which call for 5 seasonally fresh ingredients. Help reduce the link between food and fossil fuels and savor the season by preparing local fare!

When: Tuesday, March 12
Where:  Dali Mamma Café, 36 Maiden Lane, Albany NY 12207
Time:  6-8 pm

Space is limited.  Please RSVP to or 518-274-8685 to reserve your spot.
Classes are free for all current CDCG gardeners and $5 for the general public.

Thursday, February 28

A Post in Pictures

Are you looking forward to Spring time, warmer weather, eating and growing tons of fresh fruits and vegetables and spending time outside?  If so give the Garden Coordinators at Capital District Community Gardens a call 518-274-8685 to get more information about signing up for a community garden plot.