Why You Should Make Brussels Sprouts the Star of Your Table

Brussels sprouts come by their distinctive cabbage flavor the honest way. They are a close, albeit lesser-known, relative of the cruciferous vegetable family. Even better, they are absolutely delicious and easy to prepare. Common in very early spring and late into the fall, they are sweeter once they have been “frost kissed”. Brussels sprouts create … Read more

How To Make Super Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato are often considered a second-cousin in the tuber family. However, their fantastic nutrition and great taste should elevate their status to the top of the pack. Related to the morning glory, sweet potatoes are grown across the globe and are a starchy root vegetable. Although commonly thought of in its orange form, they … Read more

How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

It’s melon season in the Midwest! While staring at a huge pile of watermelons, is there a way to tell which ones are sweetest and ripened to perfection, and which ones may leave you feeling disappointed? Yes, there is! In fact, there are a number of signs you can look for to spot the perfect … Read more

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 more

How to Store, Cook, and Preserve Sweet Corn

When I was a child the summer song was, “Knee high by the Fourth of July.” However, newer hybrids have made it possible for us to enjoy our favorite summertime treat much earlier, and for much longer, than we did in the 1970’s. It’s always a happy time when it is sweet corn season. Despite … Read more