Italian Essentials

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Italy vibes from eastern US farmland? If you think about it, Italian cuisine’s foundation is a handful of quality ingredients. Lucky for you, we have the essentials for a robust pasta this week. Grab your olive oil and check out our roma tomatoes for grandma’s sauce, fresh basil and rosemary because you can’t live without it, garlic sea salt for … Read More

We’ve got goodies for kids (and adults)

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This week we’ve got goodies for kids (and adults) to try. Thanks to the Field Goods frozen harvest, a delicious dish is moments away – and the kids can get in on the action. Frozen edamame literally can’t get any easier. All we do is boil some salted water, throw in the pods, and drain after 2-3 minutes. Put a pod … Read More

The Edamame Has Arrived

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Late summer each year we wait with our fingers crossed for the Certified Organic, fresh edamame (aka soybeans) from Markristo Farm. Organically grown soybeans are fussy. This year they are happy. Hooray! Most of the edamame in the grocery store (mainly in the freezer section) or in restaurants is GMO. Getting your hands on fresh, non-GMO edamame is tough, so if you … Read More

A Rose by Any Other Name

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FUN FACT: Strawberries are a member of the rose family! Huh?! A springtime favorite, a beacon of sweet and a sure sign the weather is getting warmer. You probably already knew this, but strawberries aren’t berries. Their seeds are on the outside (usually about 200 per strawberry!) thus disqualifying them from ‘berryhood.’ Strawberries get their bright red color from significant amounts … Read More

Beet Cupcakes: Gimme a Beet!

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Recipes from The Sylvia Center, whose mission is to inspire young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities. Well, there’s a phrase you never expected the kids to exclaim. Thanks to veggies for dessert, the kids are eating vitamin rich beets – and loving them. These beet cupcakes are quick and easy, two things that … Read More