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Summer Fest: 5 Reasons to Eat More Garlic

by in In Season, September 8, 2010

Garlic may be available at the supermarket year-round, but it does have a season, and we’re in it! So little, but so potent — this nutrient-packed veggie should be in everyone’s pantry. Here are 5 reasons to embrace garlic breath.

Summer Fest: 10 Ways To Eat Sweet Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, September 1, 2010

Sweet peppers are easy to love: they’re crunchy, versatile and have only 30 calories per cup With more than 200 percent of your vitamin C needs in a serving, there’s no reason not to try one, two or all 10 of these delicious pepper-filled options.

In Season: Bell Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 26, 2010

My kids love chomping on crunchy slices of these sweet and mid peppers. Who am I to complain when one cup has more vitamin C than an orange? So grab these babies while their in peak season.

Summer Fest: Top Ten Things to Do With Tomatoes

by in In Season, Tomatoes, August 25, 2010

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com. You say tomato.Read more

Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 19, 2010

We’ve taste tested the jarred stuff, but nothing beats a homemade batch of tomato sauce loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. With tomato season in full swing, don’t let extra tomatoes go to waste.

Market Watch: Seasonal Tomato Jam

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010

When I have a surplus of tomatoes from my CSA, garden and trips to the farmers’ market, it’s time to make a batch of finger-licking tomato jam.It’s spicy, it’s sweet and it’s pretty irresistible. Spread it on sandwiches, whisk into salad dressing, or serve with crackers and some sharp cheddar cheese.

Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010

Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super healthy) soup this summer. Traditional gazpacho is a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery and cucumbers but don’t be afraid to get creative. Shake things up—blend a batch of watermelon, red pepper or white grape gazpacho instead.

Summer Fest: Puttin’ Up Peach Pickles, Compote and More

by in In Season, August 18, 2010

I absolutely adore stone fruit, from peaches to plums to cherries to apricots to nectarines. Yes, they’re delicious in desserts (and fresh from the bag, juice dripping down the chin), but I don’t discriminate in my kitchen: I love sauteed peaches and plums on salads, peach-marinated pork chops, cherry salsa and grilled nectarines. But theRead more

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