TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Food Scraps

Who wants to waste food? Most of us just need a few tips on how to keep more of it from hitting the trash can. Before you toss out trimmings or wilted produce, consider these uses for food scraps. Most are from an article by Becky Striepe on Care2.com. 1. BREAD CRUSTS & CRACKER CRUMBS.…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Head To The Farmers Market

What’s up, Doc? Beautiful produce at the farmers market, in non-conventional colors. Look for burgundy, maroon, white and yellow carrots. Orange and yellow beets. Purple “green” beans and bell peppers. Green, orange and purple cauliflower. Heirloom tomatoes in burgundy, green, yellow and stripes. Some of the unusual hues are the original colors—carrots, for example, were…
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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…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Pesticides On Vegetables & Fruit

Consume fewer pesticides: download thepocket guide or app. Image courtesyFoodNews.org.   We’ve previously written about the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15,” terms that refer to how much residual pesticide is left on produce, even after you wash and/or peel it. With tempting seasonal produce entering the market, it’s time to revisit when it pays…
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