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Item of the Week: CABBAGE

April 13, 2018

Cabbage has a round shape and is composed of superimposed leaf layers. It is a member of the food family traditionally known as cruciferous vegetables and is very closely related to kale, broccoli, collards and Brussels sprouts. All cruciferous vegetables provide integrated nourishment across a wide variety of nutritional categories and provide broad support across…

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Item of the Week: TROPICAL FRUITS

April 6, 2018

Tropical fruits have remarkably great qualities, you can always eat them unprocessed and without any added sugars. Being an important source of carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and fibers, tropical fruits grow on plants of all habitats. These fruits are a primary source of nutrition and a delicious component of healthy, balanced diet. Across the world, there…

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Item of the Week: EGGPLANT

March 29, 2018

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…

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EASTER SELLING

March 23, 2018

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…

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

March 16, 2018

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…

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Item of the Week: ASPARAGUS

March 8, 2018

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…

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MARCH MADNESS

March 1, 2018

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…

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Item of the Week: Cucumbers

February 23, 2018

Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. These low-calorie veggies contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. There are hundreds of varieties of cucumber, and they come in dozens of colors, but the edible types are classified as being for either slicing or pickling. Slicing cucumbers are cultivated to be eaten…

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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Year of the Dog

February 15, 2018

The Chinese Calendar is a solilunar calendar. It integrates as well the revolution of the Earth around the Sun as the movement of the Moon around the Earth. A month begins at the day of the new moon (invisible Moon) and ends at the day before the next new moon. The full moon is either…

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Asian Fruits and Vegetables

February 9, 2018

What’s “Asian cuisine”? For us, the term refers to the foods from a region that is home to more than half the world’s population. Within this wide swath are cooking traditions from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia), and South Asia (India, Pakistan). Because of the term’s vast geographic mass, ingredients…

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