Category Archives: Vegetables

Curious Produce: Little Potato Cucumbers

Jessup has a locally-grown (organic, of course) oddity on the shelf right now: the Little Potato Cucumber!   The texture is similar to a regular cucumber and the flavor is mild, mellow and cool, much like traditional cucumbers. If you … Continue reading

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The Choice for Me: Chem Free!

Despite a recent and evolving Lyme diagnosis, I maintain my position of avoiding pesticide use.  As the ER team knows, I love to tell the kale “tree” story in which my kale crop flourished even in the depths of winter and … Continue reading

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Lawn Lunch

You may have a salad growing in your yard. There are lots of reasons not to treat your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, and one of them is that your yard may be edible!   You may find your relationship … Continue reading

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Eat Your Weed

MOMs is in full-obsession mode this week over dandelions – and we have every reason to be. We, Americans in particular, are choking our ground water with fertilizers and drying out our clean water resources to try to give grass … Continue reading

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Avoid GMOs, Buy Organic

October is non-GMO month.  What does that mean?  GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, which refers to the genetic engineering of a plant (or animal) by scientists.  Many consumers are concerned about the impact of genetically engineered plants on the … Continue reading

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Chard and Berry Sauté

well… a type of berry.    why not add a little crunch to your sautéed chard, with wheat berries?!   i solicited them for their crunch-factor in this instance, but lucky for us, they’re a great source of fiber and minerals too! … Continue reading

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Chilled Bean Salad 2.0

i get really syked about vegetables …and food that does a body good. MOM’s is a great place, not only to find the building blocks for fabulous meals, but to share ideas about food and how to make the most … Continue reading

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