Mark Twain called the cherimoya “one of the most delicious fruits known to man.”
Cherimoya is a delicious, sweet, creamy, subtropical fruit, combining the exotic flavors of pineapple, papaya, passionfruit, banana, mango and lemon into one fruit.
The cherimoya is an interesting looking fruit, pale green with bumpy armor-like exterior and sweet white flesh on the inside. [...]
Beets are part of that group and make a great addition to some of your winter meals. It is difficult to believe how the hardy, crunchy often rough looking exterior of raw beets can be transformed into something wonderfully soft and buttery once they are cooked. Nunez Farms has wonderful organic beets from which to [...]
At the end of January, 2011, the USDA finally completed their 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Revised every five years, the guidelines emphasize new nutritional findings and provide “evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.”*
Because more than one-third [...]
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than visiting your farmers’ market and picking up some wonderful fresh asparagus. Only here for a short time (March through May), these tasty spears can add taste and nutrition to your meals. Green up your dishes with sautéed asparagus, pickled asparagus, baked asparagus, and steamed asparagus. Add [...]
Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day so visit your farmers’ market for the ingredients that go into a traditional Irish feast—from potatoes and cabbage, to breads, onions, and carrots. Traditional dishes include Irish soda bread, colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage), corned beef and cabbage, and apple crumble.
Here are the nutritional facts on some traditional St. [...]
The farmers’ market has a rainbow of beautiful carrots for you to try. Contrary to popular belief, carrots don’t just come in orange. This common root vegetable is available in a wide variety of colors, from white to red to almost purple black. The unusually pigmented carrots have flavors that can accommodate many tastes.
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Flowers and trees are beginning to show signs of life after a cold winter with new buds popping out and leaves unfurling. Farmers are planting their early spring and summer crops, harvesting their winter fruits and vegetables, and preparing for a new growing season.
Stop by your farmers’ market and pick out some lovely fresh cut flowers and sweets for [...]