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.
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, […]
There’s a good reason for the oft-heard saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are high in fiber and vitamin C, low in calories, contain no fat or cholesterol, and have only a trace of sodium. They are a favorite snack for kids and adults alike. Almost half of an apple’s vitamin […]
Acorn squash is an old standby in winter squash and for many people, their first introduction to squash in general. Containing significant levels of vitamins A and C, thiamin, pantothenic acid and other B-family vitamins, acorn squash also provides many minerals. Some of these are potassium, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Acorn squash is also a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Potatoes are considered an important staple food and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Because of their neutral starchy flavor, they are a good complement to many meals. They are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. Potatoes are thought of as a comfort food whether they are […]