Monthly Archives: May 2013

Edible Root Vegetables Greens

Often overlooked and discarded are the greens attached to turnips and beets. Personally, these greens are my favorite part of these root vegetables and the reason I buy them. They have a somewhat bitter taste; however, they are quite the … Continue reading

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Wild Spinach

We continue our efforts to diversify our diets with foraged foods and this week we bring you Wild Spinach, a leafy green that is much more nutritious that spinach. The weather in the past week have created the perfect conditions … Continue reading

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Chive Flowers and other Edible Flowers

What would your family or friends say if you served a salad with flowers adorning it? Try it…A good way to add color to a salad is to add edible flowers. I have a pot with chives growing on my … Continue reading

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Pea Shoots

Food Blogga referred to pea shoots as “Nature’s wedding bouquet.” Pea shoots are a delicate green that are low in calories and packed with nutrients ~ vitamins A, C, K and folic acid to name a few. They are prevalent … Continue reading

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Chives

Not just for you potato… Chives are the smallest member of the onion family and have a mild onion flavor. Chives contain vitamin A, vitamin K and many flavanoids and antioxidants. Chives have a mild anti-inflammatory benefit and are thought … Continue reading

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Herb me up!

Did you know that the 1st week of May is National Herb Week? Utilizing herbs in cooking is a great way to awaken your senses and experience foods in a new way. It is also a way to add flavor … Continue reading

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