The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's too short to stuff a mushroom." I feel pretty much the same way about peeling a grape.
However, there may come a time when you want to do such a thing and it's handy to have a simple method standing by. Not that peeling a grape is all that difficult, just tedious. You simply do it.
The same cannot be said of such things as peaches, apricots and even small... Read More
So you want to buy organic without breaking the bank? If you're not able to buy all organic produce, you can pick and choose to maximize health benefits. In general, fruits and vegetables with thin, edible skins will pass on more pesticides and herbicides to the consumer. Those with thick, removable skins pose fewer health risks, while wax coatings can make it more difficult to remove surface pesticide residue. It also helps to know... Read More
By now, it's common knowledge that consuming five a day - vegetables and fruit, that is - can have some major bennies on your overall health and wellness. Fresh produce is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber that prevents deadly conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Stocking your diet full of fruits and vegetables instead of other high-calorie foods can also help you shed those extra pounds. Keep your... Read More
Farmers markets have recently grown in popularity. But with so many options for fresh fruits and vegetables, it can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing produce. Knowing what's in season is a useful tool for deciding what will taste great.
As winter gives way to spring, leaves of all sorts begin to turn green. Most notably, leafy green vegetables are ready for picking. Lettuce, spinach, chard and other... Read More