Summer greens like lettuce and spinach grow quickly and when harvested at their peak, are tender and delicious. However, if you wait until they have seeded, then you have a bitter green on your hands. Although salads are a great way to use these vegetables, you just may not be able to keep up with their swift growth. Here are other ways to use up those greens!
Pesto is the greatest go-to for excess greens and so rewarding to pull out of your freezer in the winter. Its traditional basil can be supplemented or substituted entirely with any number of herbs and greens, including cilantro. Continue reading “Making the Most of Summer Greens”
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – oh my! Summer is berry season. These are our favorite fruits and we cannot wait until this time of year to go out and get some local picking done. We have been having an extra sweet summer so far with the abundance of strawberries in our area.
Strawberries are jam-packed full of nutrition. One cup of sliced strawberries is less than 50 calories and contains almost 150% of our recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. High in folate, potassium and manganese, and stuffed with antioxidants such as flavonoids, strawberries are a superfood in their own right. Continue reading “Berry Season is Berry Berry Delicious”