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Eat your Green Vegetables for St. Patrick’s Day!

March 15, 2016

Eat Green on St. Patrick's Day

March ushers in many things:  Spring, occasionally Easter and Passover, Spring break and of course St. Patrick’s Day. Cabbage paired with corned beef is the traditional dish to mark the day.  Cabbage is rich in Vitamin K and Vitamin C, which promotes healthy immune systems and wards off diseases such... Read More »

Spotlight: Habanero Peppers

January 26, 2016

peppers at Scott Street Tomato House

Since the weather outside is cold, it seems like a good time to talk about something warm. . . , er spicy, . . .er, downright HOT!  Hot is the understated description of the Habanero pepper.  Habanero peppers are at the Very Hot end of the Scoville Scale, with a... Read More »

Vegetables for the Holidays

December 02, 2015

wholesale fruits and vegetables

While delicious treats surround us everywhere this time of year, oftentimes the vegetable tray can be overlooked.  The typical  dip in the middle surrounded by various vegetables can get lost between elaborate presentations of heartier fare and festive-looking desserts. For those who are trying to maintain a healthy diet during... Read More »

Vegetables at Thanksgiving

November 16, 2015

Vegetables at Thanksgiving

How can I write about Thanksgiving and vegetables when the main stars of dinner are Turkey and dressing?  I will be the first to admit that vegetables are not the first thing (or even the second thing) I think about when it comes to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner (think pie). ... Read More »

Bell Peppers: The workhorse of flavor

September 28, 2015

Bell peppers are the unsung heroes of the produce world.  They are widely available throughout the year, and typically have consistent flavor during all seasons.  Whether they are red, green, or yellow, peppers are a staple in many recipes, whether it is grandma’s meatloaf, grilled with onions for fajitas, or part of... Read More »