Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do want to enjoy the real deal, though, it’s easy, especially when you think of pumpkin […]

Raw Summer Grape Tomato Salsa

Looking for a fresh summer snack?  We love this quick and delicious salsa as a refreshing dip to serve up on a hot day. Raw Grape Tomato Salsa Ingredients: 2 pints organic grape tomatoes 2 green onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup each of parsley and cilantro  1 tbl raw apple cider vinegar  1 tbl […]

Spring Cleaning Your Produce

Warmer weather is finally here!  You can spring clean not only your house but also your produce by looking for organic, which is produced without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizers. Organic produce isn’t irradiated or treated with industrial solvents, and it has not been genetically modified. Fortunately, when you are in a grocery store, there […]

Fun Toppers for Spring Salads

It’s spring and lettuce is in full bloom! Whether you’re a fan of open-head lettuce like red or green leaf, crisp lettuce like Romaine, or buttery lettuce like Bibb or mâche, the toppings make the salad. In the mood for bitter arugula or hearty baby spinach? The toppings still make the salad. Here are some […]

Fall Farmer’s Markets and Local Food

Fall is a great time of year to visit your local farmer’s markets!  There is an abundance of beautiful fruits and vegetables available in the fall and you can support your local farmer at the same time.  You can save money as well by buying your produce in season, while giving you the freshest, tastiest choices.  The […]

The Scoop on Squash: Summer and Winter Varieties and Uses

Crisp fall days are here! Cooler weather brings plenty of produce possibilities, from the last of summer favorites like tomatoes and corn to cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower that prefer not-so-hot days and nights. The summer-to-fall shoulder season is bursting with squash, too—both summer and winter varieties are readily available and always a good […]

Zoodles: Pasta Made Smart

When you’re in a hurry to make dinner, pasta is a tempting option, especially in the summer months when fresh herbs are everywhere you look. Pesto, anyone? Unfortunately, pasta every day wouldn’t be a great idea—even whole-grain pasta still packs a plate with carbs. But what if you could have noodles that weren’t so carb-forward? […]

Want to Learn to Use Root Vegetables?

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The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

These are two lists that are worth getting to know and worth taking with you the next time you are grocery shopping!  According to the Environmental Working Group, the Dirty Dozen includes 12 crops that are the top-sprayed crops and are therefore worth buying organic. Most pesticides are absorbed into the produce, and those pesticides […]

Getting to Know Summer Produce

Summer is finally here! Whether you get your fruits and veggies from your garden or your local market, you’ll want to make the most of them. With these tips, you’ll have a better idea of how enjoy some top summer favorites…and enjoy your gardening more, too. Nothing is more satisfying than growing your own food! […]