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Peas

Peas

Probably the first vegetable to be cultivated by man, ancient peas and beans have been found in settlements from the late Stone Age onwards (nearly 8,000 years ago). They are a highly nutritious vegetable, containing essential carbohydrates and proteins, as well as useful supplies of vitamins and minerals. They were particularly valuable to ancient man […]

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today to mimic these foods in […]

Spring Ravioli

Spring Ravioli

Spring Ravioli Capture springtime on the plate with fresh ravioli enveloping a purée of sweet English peas that is bolstered with a touch of cheese and herbs. Simmer these ravioli for just a few minutes, drain (but not too thoroughly) and add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the pan. Once the butter melts, […]

Peas

Peas

Peas There are several types of fresh peas, all of which are available nearly year round these days, but they are at their peak during the spring and early summer months. Like corn, the natural sugar in peas converts quickly to starch, so make sure to buy peas fresh, store them in the refrigerator, and […]

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs There are those foods that can be rather difficult to figure out how to eat without looking like you were born in a cave. Here are some useful tips for properly eating perplexing foodstuffs. Artichokes Pluck off artichoke leaves and scrape the tender part (not the prickly point) between your teeth (preferably after […]

Thanksgiving Menu Guide

Thanksgiving Menu Guide

Thanksgiving Menu Guide In the spirit of getting organized here is a Thanksgiving Menu guide that can help you plan according.  Print this list out and add your own notes.  Remember that the key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner is organization.  Soups & Starters Italian Wedding Soup (Tiny Meatballs, Tortellini & Escarole) Creamy Mushroom Soup […]

Constitution Week - Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II The standard grains included wheat, barley, oats and rye.  Finely ground wheat flour, “boulted” or sieved through a fine cloth, was used to make white bread for the rich early in the fifteenth century.  Most of the gentry ate what we would call cracked or whole […]

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials

Fruit Essentials Have you ever come home from the market after purchasing fruit to find that you spent money for nothing?  I have plenty of times and it ticks me off every time.  Here are some Fruit Essentials that may help you have more fruit shopping success. Did you know that many plants that are […]

Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

There has been quite a bit of controversy these days about eating organic. Recent studies state that it really doesn’t matter if you eat organic foods or not.