It is Time to Rethink Pesto

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Most of us equate pesto with basil, which is a bit like saying all gum is mint flavored. Pesto is simply a mixture of a green leafy vegetable, an oily nut, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. With a bit of creativity, the wonders of pesto never cease.You can use it as: a spread on bread, meat, and vegetables; a dip; or … Read More

It is time to rethink Pesto

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Most of us equate pesto with basil, which is a bit like saying all gum is mint flavored. Pesto is simply a mixture of a green leafy vegetable, an oily nut, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. The word pesto is derived from the Italian word pestare, which means to pound or crush. Back in the day, pesto was made with … Read More

Hangover Cure

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Did you overdo it a little bit at Thanksgiving dinner (and dessert)? Good for you! Here are some easy steps to reset. Up your potassium intake. Eat arugula, kale and potassium-rich mustard greens in a medley salad. Try it: Crunchy Spinach & Chicken Salad  1-2 cups raw greens, artichokes, beets, tomatoes (¼ cup each); chickpeas (½ cup); pumpkin seeds; ½ an avocado; … Read More

Love Your Leeks

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We love leeks. Roast, braise, sauté, grill, fry, boil, poach, or even eat leeks raw – just slice thinly and add to some greens. The possibilities are endless. Remember to clean leeks thoroughly, as they can be quite sandy. Here are some ideas: Leek Fritters with Minted Yogurt: Sounds fancy but is pretty easy and involves simple ingredients. Chop leeks and … Read More

Leafy June: Lettuce, Lettuce, Lettuce

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Lettuce tell you what is happening out in the fields… something leafy.  Here’s the deal: This year has been long in starting. In prior years, farms had product to sell in early May… but this year they are just starting to see the green. And, by green we also mean money.  A lot of our farmers need us to buy … Read More