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.…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen”

TIP OF THE DAY: How To Revive Wilted Vegetables & Herbs

You can crisp everything but the garlic. Photo by Scott Bauer | U.S. Agricultural Research Service.   Sometimes, you bring vegetables home from the store and find them wilted the next day. Other times, you forget about the vegetables for days, then find them wilted. This tip helps you revive asparagus, bell peppers, carrots, celery,…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: How To Revive Wilted Vegetables & Herbs”

TIP OF THE DAY: How To Find Seasonal Vegetables & Fruits

Asparagus: now in season, but not for long!Photo courtesy California Asparagus Commission.   Like the idea of eating seasonal produce grown on local farms, but wonder what’s in season in your area? Climates in the U.S. vary widely. What’s seasonal in California isn’t the same as what’s seasonal in New York or Indiana. But there’s…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: How To Find Seasonal Vegetables & Fruits”