Using Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads

Nothing screams summer like fresh, colorful salads. They are perfect for picnics or al fresco patio dinners. Best of all, you can prepare them ahead of time, allowing you to spend time chatting, mingling, and connecting with family and friends. Served hot or cold, salads can either be an accompaniment for other foods or stand … Read moreUsing Colorful Fresh Produce to Create Spectacular Summer Salads

Herbs: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Add Flavor

When you are trying to stretch your grocery budget, adding herbs is the perfect way to elevate “okay” to “outstanding”, without spending a lot of money. Fresh herbs are in season right now and with these flavor-packed bundles a little goes a long way. I’ll give you examples of some of our favorite recipes, but … Read moreHerbs: An Easy and Inexpensive Way to Add Flavor

5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Spring Asparagus

Every spring I wait with great anticipation for fresh asparagus. This tender, glorious harbinger of spring is, to put it very simply, delicious. Here are five recipes, each featuring asparagus. What’s so great about asparagus? Classified as a member of the lily family, asparagus is rich in folate, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamins A and … Read more5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Spring Asparagus

How Inexpensive Leafy Greens Help Support Good Health

I often affectionately refer to the spring growing season as “salad days”. Leafy greens absolutely love the moderate temperatures and sometimes seem to grow several inches in just one day. Whether you shop at your local grocer, the farmer’s market, or (like me) have a membership in a local CSA, right now you’ll find a … Read moreHow Inexpensive Leafy Greens Help Support Good Health

How to Use Perfect Pairings of Early Spring Produce

The most amazing event of my spring happened this week. My yearly CSA box subscription began! CSA is short for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a way for customers to support small, locally-owned farms, by paying the subscription fee in January, allowing the farmer to immediately purchase seeds and supplies for the upcoming season. Then, when … Read moreHow to Use Perfect Pairings of Early Spring Produce