Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Shallot Secrets (shhh)

Shallots are in season right now across the US, so today we’re going to give you a trick, a tip, and a fabulous recipe to use with this wee root vegetable. Time to fess up y’all! Have you ever encountered a shallot in an ingredient list and tossed in an onion instead? You might think […]

7 Tips For Grilling Produce

a variety of grilled veggies on a grill plate

I shared some tips with you recently about grilling but there’s more to barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and fruits taste like something out of Heaven — if […]

Farmers Market Guide – 52 In Season for September

Have you been to the market lately? There is a bounty of fresh local goodness to be found at the Farmers Market in September, straight from the field! If you’re wondering what’s in season right now, check out our list below. We’ve listed the most popular fruits and veggies you can find right now, depending […]

Dinner Diva: Keep Your Cool with These Summer Meal Ideas

A two-layer grill with steaks and vegetables

No matter where you are in the United States right now—and even Canada—,it is a hot summer. Temperatures are in the hundreds in many areas, and the humidity is reportedly high from friends of mine in parts of the continent where this type of weather is unheard of, even in the thick of summer. We […]

46 Fresh Market Foods for August

In August, there are so many types of foods ripening in the fields and on the trees, I am just like a kid in a candy store when I hit up my local Farmers Market. Have you been to the market lately? I truly believe that we need to support our farmers and shopping at […]

Tip, Trick, & a Recipe: Why you should try dino kale

Chicken SoupThere are so many amazing health benefits you gain from eating dino kale. One cup of this wonderful Italian variety of kale gives you a walloping nutritional punch, providing 100% of your daily recommended amount of Vitamins K and A along with 88% of the Vitamin C you need in the run of a […]

Stock Up on These 6 Summer Veggies

summer veggies in a basket

The summer is in full swing, it’s time to start stockpiling these abundant summer veggies for the cooler days ahead. If you live in a part of the world where fresh local veggies are a summer luxury, you want to take advantage of Mother Earth’s bounty at this time of year. Even if you live […]

5 ways to squash your dinner

You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but zucchini is considered a […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Butternut Squash

As the weather gets cooler, my mind goes to squash. That didn’t come out quite right, but you know what I mean! Butternut squash is one of my favorite winter squashes. It has a gorgeous orange color that tells us it is jam-packed with carotenoids which protect us against heart disease, breast cancer, and macular […]