Tag Archives: vegetables

Pickling: An Easy Way to Preserve Your Favorite Veggies

We’re all familiar with pickles—cucumbers preserved in brine with dill and some other spices. But you can pickle almost any vegetable, from asparagus to zucchini, and make the most of the work you did in your garden or the veggies … Continue reading

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Five Less Obvious Benefits of Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

There are lots of great reasons for buying food at a farmers’ market, first and foremost of which is that you’re going to get local, seasonal food picked at the peak of freshness. That adds up to great taste and … Continue reading

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Easy Tips for Slow-Cooker Meals

There’s nothing like coming home from your garden patch with lots of potatoes, carrots, broccoli and other veggies. But what do you do with them? Sure, there’s the standard baking or boiling, but in the summer heat, maybe you don’t … Continue reading

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Beauty AND Substance: Radicchio, Beet, and Mint Salad Recipe

After perusing the web recently for some new recipe ideas, I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe for radicchio, beet, and mint salad. The accompanying photograph of the vibrant beets and radicchio immediately caught my eye, and reminded me that even … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Produce Fresher, Longer

Nobody likes throwing away expired produce. You hang your head shamefully as you place those soft, mold-speckled apricots in the compost or disposal – but don’t be too hard on yourself, we’ve all done it. It’s especially easy to do … Continue reading

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Kale, the Green That’s Got Everyone Smitten

Kale is, as many would gush, a “superfood,” and one that also happens to taste delicious in a variety of preparations. We all know how quickly food fads come and go, but it seems as though the current veggie trend … Continue reading

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Putting Those Seasonal Veggies To Use: Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

Summer’s bounty provides no shortage of delicious and seasonal fruits and vegetables, readily available at your local farmers’ market or right in your backyard if you like to grow your own food. And whether you are a culinary genius or … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with GMOs?

GMOs have been making headlines over the last few years, stirring raucous debates between politicians, corporate agriculture producers, and food activists, and intriguing American consumers like you and me. Indeed, they’ve gained immense attention, but what exactly are they and … Continue reading

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June is Ripe with In-Season Fruits and Veggies

We all know that just because you can buy a beautiful looking piece of produce in the market during any given month of the year, doesn’t mean you should. Sure, it can be tempting to purchase a case of blood … Continue reading

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Your Edible Garden: This Season’s Tasty Trends in Plant Growing

This summer, one of the most popular trends in gardening will also allow you to skip the produce section at the market. Vegetable growing, easier than it sounds to get started, is something many avid gardeners of flowers and herbs … Continue reading

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