Handy tips for storing fresh produce

Fruits and Vegetables are often stored improperly. Improper storage causes fresh fruits and veggies to go bad, very quickly. Did you know American’s toss about 20% of vegetables, and 15% of fruit they buy? (Ehhhh) We’re going to talk about how to best store some common types of produce, for immediate or very soon use…

10 Healthy Reasons to dig into RED POTATOES

10 HEALTHY REASONS TO DIG INTO RED POTATOES As a “white food”, potatoes are often lumped together with white bread and white pasta, which are considered off limits when trying to eat healthy. However, with only about 110 calories, 45% of your daily value of vitamin C, more potassium than a banana, naturally fat-free, zero…

Why should you eat potatoes?!?

Did you know that Potatoes are a great source of potassium and protein, and other important vitamins and minerals? We have compiled information to give you health and nutritional information, recipes and tips on cooking, eating and storing potatoes. Although Sweet Potatoes are technically different than “regular potatoes”, since we are from the South- they are…

APPLES…Apples to Zucchini

Apples to Zucchini  How to store for now and later,  handy tips for use, and delicious recipes! APPLES Storage Tips: Apples can stay fresh for over six months if stored in a humid environment around 30-35°F. Store apples in the crisper drawer of your fridge and separate any that are bruised or rotting from the…

Kale…Your New Friend With Benefits

Did you know that Georgia ranks number two for Kale production crops in the US. Yay! That means we have access to best of the best of this versatile super food. Kale production has surpassed Spinach and Romaine Lettuce.  It is considered to be a super food, for good reason! Kale is a both a magical and…

Grapefruit Basics

Grapefruit Basics If lemons are sour and oranges sweet, grapefruit picks up the slack in between. With its signature zing and slightly bitter finish, it adds bright complexity to sweet and savory dishes alike. In Season: Grapefruit-growing season lasts from October through May. Grapefruit keeps well in cold storage, so it can be found in supermarkets…

Go. Bananas. Go Go Bananas!…All About Bananas

  Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. They are eaten by babies, parents, grandparents and everyone in between! One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein….

How to: Slice a bell pepper

A post about slicing a bell pepper may seem a little silly to some of you. I used to be in your shoes, I had sliced happily away on bell peppers (and a few fingers, too!), and picked out enough seeds to grow enough pepper plants to supply every Mexican restaurant in Texas. Until the day I…

Spinach…May just be the answer without another pill!

“I’m strong to the finish, ’cause I eats me Spinach”. Thanks, Popeye the Sailor Man!!! Lesson learned, watching cartoons is a good thing! Spinach is a powerhouse of vegetables…A true Superfood! And oh so versatile. You can eat it raw and fresh, boil, steam, sautee, bake, cream, can and freeze it. It can be used for…