Super Broccoli

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Broccoli has some serious super powers. Among all of the commonly consumed cruciferous vegetables, these heads stand out as the most concentrated source of Vitamin C. Plus, 250 calories of this green stuff (about 12% of a 2,000-calorie diet) will give you the full daily requirement of fiber. FYI broccoli is very easy to overcook. Once it’s bright green, STOP COOKING! It’ll turn … Read More

Portabella Party

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Are they portobellos or portabellas? That’s the question of the week. The names were invented in the 1980s to make this rather ungainly mushroom seem glamorous. Which is correct? If mushrooms are male or female, would that determine an “A” or an “O”? And therein lies the problem, because mushrooms can have as many as 36,000 sexes. The supreme court of … Read More

Crossed Kale Sprouts

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Kale sprouts were developed by crossing kale and Brussels sprouts using non-GMO breeding methods. Sometimes referred to as Lollipop Kale or Kalettes, these sprouts grow on a stalk and produce cool little buds of purpleish kale. Crazy, right? We’ve been waiting all year for these certified organic babies, grown specially for us by Juniper Hill Farm! Treat them as you would Brussels … Read More

Custom(ary) Cranberry Sauce

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We have heirloom cranberries from Spring Rain Farm to make your customary Thanksgiving cranberry sauce! Turns out the sweetened version we now know all too well probably wasn’t in the original spread, but rest assured that cranberries have been part of Native American diets for centuries. They are one of the few commercially grown fruits that are native to this region … Read More

Perfect Pie Pumpkin

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A pie pumpkin, and pumpkins in general, are part of the winter squash family and can be used interchangeably with many different winter squash varieties. There are dozens of varieties of pumpkins ranging in color from near-white to orange to green, too. Varieties that are best used for cooking are generally called sweet pumpkins or pie pumpkins. If you want … Read More