Tag: swiss chard

Market Watch: Winter Produce

by in Farmers' Market Finds, February 21, 2012
winter produce
Winter CSA shares can provide fresh, local produce, even in the dead of winter.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on local produce. Eating locally year round is easier if you live in California or Florida but here’s how I do it in Connecticut.

Farmers Markets Finds
Farmers are extra good at holding on to their harvests. If you didn’t turn your own summer bounty into a winter-friendly form, stop by a local farm or winter market to find baked goods, pickles, honey, jams and relish.

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Weekly Bits: Eat Your Greens

by in Reader Tips & Comments, May 15, 2010

greens

Spring is in full bloom, and grocery stores and farmer’s markets are teeming with fresh produce. It’s the perfect time to try something new. This week’s list of reader comments includes some tasty ideas for an uncommon pick. Plus, a cool yogurt trick.

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Market Watch: Rainbow Chard

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, May 10, 2010

pasta with chard

My CSA box is erupting with gigantic bunches of this leafy green veggie. This variety of Swiss chard has fluffy, tender green leaves and edible stems bursting with color and flavor.

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Top 10 Foods for Stress Relief

by in Healthy Tips, April 15, 2010

salmon

Eat your way to a more relaxed state — and no, we don’t mean pigging out on high-calorie junk food. While there isn’t a cure-all food to magically erase frustration, you can get some stress relief with a combo of exercising, eating small meals throughout the day and getting more of these 10 fresh goodies.

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Spotlight Recipes: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 11, 2009

spicy swiss chard
Turkey may be the main attraction at your Thanksgiving feast, but everyone expects it. Add some surprise to your spread with a colorful array of vegetable sides — plus, greater diversity means more vitamins and minerals.