The versatile onion is the most universal seasoning used by humans. The common bulb onions are reddish purple, white, or yellow with a tan skin. The tan-skinned storage onion is the strongest most pungent variety, while its purple and white cousins are milder and sweeter. Onions are low in calories and fats; however, they are […]
This variety of winter squash is large, oval and yellow, and looks similar to a melon. It is unique among squash because when cooked, its yellowish flesh separates into long strands that resemble pasta. Spaghetti squash provides vitamins A and C and some of the B vitamins. It is also an excellent source of fiber. To prepare, […]
Looking quite similar to onions in appearance, leeks are root vegetables and are related to onions, garlic, scallions, shallots and chives. Their flavor is onion-like but much milder. People who avoid this vegetable because they dislike onions should try them, their flavor is mellow and not overpowering, and many onion-haters enjoy them. Nutritionally, leeks are a great […]
A convenient ready-to-go snack that is low in calories, celery is a staple for many of us. One of the most versatile vegetables around, besides its use as a quick snack, celery is used in salads, stir-fries, soups, and stews. Unlike some vegetables, it retains most of its nutrients even if it is steamed. One stalk of […]
In this week’s share you will find a special surprise. We are excited to include a jar of 100% pure Minnesota honey, from Ames Farm.
Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C and some of the B vitamins. It is also a great source of fiber, potassium, and magnesium. It is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. It has a rich golden-yellow flesh with an excellent smooth texture. Butternut squash is a wonderful keeper. Store whole […]
Members who pick up their shares at Holiday, Great Harvest Bread and Pahl’s Market will receive Von Hanson’s own pressed bacon in their boxes this week. Pressed bacon contains the same ingredients as Von Hanson’s regular bacon, but it has less fat. It is smoked and pressed to form, and it’s perfect for sandwiches. Our […]
The active component in jalapenos and other hot peppers is capsaicin, which gives them their strong spicy pungent character. Tolerance levels in individuals can vary widely—use them in moderation at first. Eating cold yogurt or drinking milk will help dilute the capsaicin concentration, thereby reducing that “burning” sensation. Jalapeno peppers are a rich source of vitamin C. They also contain high levels of […]