Health Benefits of Purple Potatoes!

I love purple potatoes. So does my daughter. I remember the first time I made them for her when she was still little–she was delighted! Young children have some of the best reactions to some of the more odd vegetables, though I know a lot of adults that react the same way. If you’ve never […]

All About Artichokes

Artichokes are actually big thistles, a member of the sunflower family. I bet you didn’t know that, did you? Watch for when they are coming into peak season so you can take advantage of the sales that are going to be out there and enjoy this fun, fiber-filled veggie. Don’t know how? That’s why I’m […]

Green about frisee?

Such a pretty addition to a gourmet salad, lovely, lacy frisee lettuce is more than just a pretty face! Frisee (pronounced free-zay) is rich in fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E. Ever wonder why there are so few of those frizzy leaves of pale green that you see in salad mixes? Well, it’s because […]

Sprouts!

I’m sure you’ve seen the ubiquitous bean sprout in your grocery store since you were a child. And maybe some alfalfa sprouts. But there’s more to sprouts than what is in your grocery store. There’s radish sprouts, clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts—just to name a few. These wonderful sprouts are all full phytochemicals, massive nutrients and […]

Let’s Get to Know Rosemary

Let's Get to Know Rosemary and its healthy benefits

You’re probably most familiar with rosemary in its dried or fresh form, being used as an herb for adding a distinct flavor to pork or beef dishes. There are all kinds of flavor in this aromatic herb but it’s also quite healthy for you. Among rosemary’s properties… •It’s anti-inflammatory •It acts as a natural antidepressant […]

Add Fennel to Your Food Funnel!

Fennel

Fennel is a versatile food (essentially it’s an herb) with a sweet, slight licorice taste that’s used for its feathery stalks, it’s aromatic seeds, and its flavorful root which is eaten as a vegetable. The whole fennel plant is edible. On the health front, fennel is extremely good for you. It reduces inflammation in the […]

Beets! Don’t Pass Them Up!

chicken burger with pickled beets

There’s nothing like a gorgeous purple beet sliced onto a salad, roasted in the oven, or juiced with some greens and other veggies to make a beautifully colored glass of deliciousness. What’s this you say? You don’t love beets? Well, maybe you’re just not doing it right! Beets are in season now and they are […]

All About Allspice!

Contrary to popular belief, allspice is not actually a blend of different spices. Allspice is actually a berry that comes from the “Pimenta dioica” tree, native to Jamaica and other areas of the West Indies as well as Southern and Central America. You can find allspice in the dried berry form, or as a ground […]

Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick, and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can take over so you […]

High Fives for Fresh Chives

Chives belong to the allium family, making them close relatives to scallions, onions, leeks, and garlic. Chives have a mild oniony flavor with a slight hint of garlic, and a little goes a very long way. There are some great nutritional benefits to chives. They have antioxidant properties, can aid in digestion and they contain […]