TIP OF THE DAY: Ingredients For Exciting Winter Salads

Top: Mixed greens with apples and pecans. Second: Shaved Brussels sprouts, watermelon radishes on greens, topped with feta from Good Eggs. Third: Edamame, diced red bell pepper and black beans top greens at Betty Crocker. Bottom: Thai celery salad with sliced hot chiles and peanuts. Photo courtesy Bon Appetit.   Over the weekend we had…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Winter Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s our final installment of seasonal fruits and vegetables. We began this series with spring produce, then summer produce, then fall produce. With the winter season, our “year of produce” is complete. But don’t think of winter produce as bleak and limited. It’s time to revel in different types of citrus, try new fruits and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Fruits & Vegetables

Have you seen a huckleberry up close and personal? The photo shows the fruit that gave Huckleberry Finn his nickname. It’s a fall fruit, a good choice for today, the first day of fall. As summer fades, so does the large assortment of fruits and vegetables. Rather than pay more for imported produce that is…
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PRODUCE: Spring Fruits & Vegetables

Here’s what’s in season for Spring. Not everything may be available in your area, but what is there should be domestic—not imported from overseas. Some of the items are harvested for only a few weeks; others are around for a while. So peruse the list, note what you don’t want to miss out on, and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen

The bounty of summer produce encourages us to eat more fruits and vegetables. It seems like the healthy thing to do, and it is. But it’s also time to consider the issue of pesticide residues, and when you should buy organic versus conventional produce. Rinsing the produce does not remove all of the chemical residue.…
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