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2018-08-06Aug 6, 2018

Raspberries, a member of the rose family, are believed to have originated in Eastern Asia. The red raspberry was probably introduced to North America by pre-historic people who had crossed thru the Bering Strait.

2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018

One of the oldest foods known to humans, the aristocratic artichoke has a very honorable history. Homer mentions the thorny vegetable as a garden plant, back in the 8th century B.C. In 300 B.C., the Greek philosopher Theophrastus wrote of artichokes growing in Sicily, consumed as a delicacy and as an aphrodisiac.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

March is one my favorite months at the farmers’ market. We still have lots of winter greens and citrus but we also start to see wonderful seasonal vegetables during March from green garlic to artichokes.

2018-08-02Aug 2, 2018

Melon season is really when I feel summer is in full swing. As I walk the aisles of the farmers’ market and the undeniable smell of melon is in the air I am in heaven. As I child I loved using a melon baller to eat the interior flesh of a cantaloupe. In all honesty this is still the way I prefer to eat the sweet flesh of any melon.

2018-06-26Jun 26, 2018

June is the beginning of summer and the time of year when all of our favorite produce starts rolling in. It’s a sight to behold and one that only gets better as we ease our way into long summer days.

Eggplants make their arrival in June and continue through October. Some call them Aubergine, which comes from the French. Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers.

2018-06-01Jun 1, 2018

June is the beginning of summer and the time of year when all of our favorite produce starts rolling in. It’s a sight to behold and one that only gets better as we ease our way into long summer days.

Eggplants make their arrival in June and continue through October. Some call them Aubergine, which comes from the French. Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers.

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

Eating small portions was established early on in culinary tradition. By the time of Confucius, Chinese cooks had perfected cost saving food preparation habits along with the delectable, petite dim-sum. The Meze began being served in ancient Persia has a selection of small savory dishes served to accompany alcohol.

2018-05-01May 1, 2018

Examination of starch grains, from 30,000 year old grinding tools, suggests that flour was made from cattails and ferns by Stone Age cooks. Mixed with water and baked on a hard, possibly greased rock, it was more akin to hardtack than the modern hot cake, flap jack or crepe.

2018-05-01May 1, 2018

Examination of starch grains, from 30,000 year old grinding tools, suggests that flour was made from cattails and ferns by Stone Age cooks. Mixed with water and baked on a hard, possibly greased rock, it was more akin to hardtack than the modern hot cake, flap jack or crepe.

2018-05-01May 1, 2018

As far back as Cave Man/Woman times raspberries have been eaten, as evidence show us by the remains of raspberry canes found in a variety of dig sites across Europe, Asia and North America. Of course this delicious fruit is still enjoyed today.

2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018

As you peruse the aisles of the farmers’ market this Spring, you may come across some stalks that look very similar to celery stalks but longer and a rich red color.

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