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Archive for March 2018

Item of the Week: EGGPLANT

Eggplant, or aubergine as it is called in France, is a vegetable long prized for its beauty as well as its unique taste and texture. Eggplants belong to the plant family of Solanaceae, also commonly known as nightshades, and are kin to the tomato, bell pepper and potato. Eggplants grow in a manner much like…

EASTER SELLING

Easter is on April 1st.  It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends, a time when everyone gets together and feasts upon traditional ham or turkey with all the side dishes, similar to that of Thanksgiving.  Many people go to church to commemorate the Resurrection of Christ. Others see Easter as a time to…

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

St. Patrick was a patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland.  St. Patrick described himself as a most humble minded man, pouring forth a continuous song of praise of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and…

Item of the Week: ASPARAGUS

Asparagus is s spring vegetable that’s packed with nutrition. When you buy asparagus, either fresh from the farmers’ market or grocery store, it’s best to eat it right away. Asparagus pairs nicely with lots of other spring vegetables and flavors—think peas, garlic or new potatoes. 1 cup of cooked asparagus has 40 calories, 4 grams…

MARCH MADNESS

Every year, as winter wanes, a curious ailment spreads across the country.  The thump of basketballs, the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd are sure signals that basketball fever is with us.  It’s a condition called “March Madness”, and it afflicts millions of people with no known cure.  Where did this ailment…