Picking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

Buying produce in-season, not only insures that you are eating fruits and vegetables that are at the peak of ripened perfection, you also save money. Peaches, for example, are at their lowest price in mid-summer. During the winter, you’ll pay a premium. Add to this the fact that the flavor, texture, and taste of produce … Read morePicking and Preparing the Perfect Peach

12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

When the thermometer soars, the kitchen is the last place that any of us wants to spend time. Turning on the oven can overheat your kitchen and raise your utility bills. Planning your menu around fresh fruits and vegetables can lower your grocery bills, aid in weight loss, and increase your body’s ability to fight … Read more12 Simple and Delicious No-Cook Summer Recipes

How to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

Zoodles are the newest craze, piggybacking on the current nutritional choices of people around the world. Simply put, zoodles are long, thin strands of zucchini. They are fresh, low-carb, colorful, and incredibly inexpensive. If your goal is to get kids to eat more veggies, then zoodles are a great way to get the job done. … Read moreHow to Use Oodles of Zoodles in New and Exciting Ways

What’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

The growing season is exciting for our family. Every Saturday morning we head to the farmers market and pick up a bushel basket of fresh (and I do mean fresh) produce. The great thing is, we already paid for this amazing bounty back in January! For twenty-five weeks, from mid-May to late-October, we feast on … Read moreWhat’s a CSA and How do You Find the Best One for Your Family

Zucchini: How to Eat It, Store It, and Preserve It

It’s squash season! That means an abundance of zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan, as well as other delicious varieties. Regardless of how many varieties you enjoy, it can be challenging to figure out what in the world to do with all this goodness. Here are some of our favorite recipes, along with ideas for increasing … Read moreZucchini: How to Eat It, Store It, and Preserve It

Quickly and Easily Preserve Produce with Flash Freezing

One of the challenges with eating seasonally is that when food ripens, an overload sometimes occurs. Consider the amount of zucchini you are offered between June and August. There are boxes at church, piles at work, neighbors leaving them on your doorstep – and if you have a garden full of them, well, God bless … Read moreQuickly and Easily Preserve Produce with Flash Freezing

Quick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

A few years ago, I set out to recreate a childhood favorite, fried zucchini chips, sans the oil. Like most Americans, I am watching my waistline and avoiding excess calories wherever and whenever possible. That’s why the invention of the air fryer was like manna from heaven. The ability to achieve the crispy golden taste … Read moreQuick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

Why You Should Stop Wasting the Green Tops of Vegetables

Many people don’t realize that the leafy green tops of most vegetables are not only edible, they also enhance your body’s ability to fight disease. In general, if you can eat the root, you can also eat the part that grows above the ground. There are a couple of notable exceptions. Never consume the leaves … Read moreWhy You Should Stop Wasting the Green Tops of Vegetables