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Item of the Week: CORN

June 15, 2018

Corn or maize is a grain plant that originated in southern Mexico. The kernels or seeds of corn hold the majority of its nutrients and are the most commonly consumed parts. They come in multiple colors, depending on where the corn is grown and what species or variety they happen to be. Another genetic variant,…

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Item of the Week: White Peaches & Nectarines

June 8, 2018

White peaches and nectarines have several characteristics that set them apart from their yellow counterparts. They have a delicate white flesh and an incredibly sweet taste due to their low acid levels. Acid is what gives yellow peaches and nectarines their slightly tangy flavor. As yellow varieties ripen, some of this acid dissipates, leaving a…

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Item of the Week: WATERMELON

June 1, 2018

Watermelon is mostly eaten in summer to prevent the sun heat having thirst quenching properties. It is rich in antioxidant lycopene and Vitamin A. It is a delicious fruit with plenty of water percentage in it which protects from summer temperatures. It has outer covering of green or yellow color which is a bit thick…

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SUMMER GRILLING RECIPES

May 24, 2018

DIRECT vs INDIRECT HEAT With direct heat grilling, food is placed directly over a source of high heat and the grill lid is usually left off. Since food cooks in mere minutes, thin cuts of meat, fillets, kabobs and vegetables are your best choices. Read now.

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MEMORIAL DAY

May 17, 2018

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on May 30th, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  The first state…

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Item of the Week: SPINACH

May 10, 2018

Spinach is a member of the Amaranthaceae family and its scientific name is Spinacia oleracea. It is a green, leafy vegetable that is cheap and affordable for everyone. It is a rich source of minerals, vitamins, pigments, and phytonutrients. All of these together make spinach very beneficial for a number of vital processes. Due to…

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MOTHER’S DAY

May 3, 2018

The official observance of Mother’s Day is credited to a woman by the name of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia.  Anna’s mother died in 1905 and two years later, Anna honored her mother by holding a church ceremony in remembrance of her.  She was so moved by the success of the ceremony that she began a…

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Cinco de Mayo

April 27, 2018

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo 2018 occurs on Saturday, May 5. A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has…

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Item of the Week: APPLES

April 20, 2018

You’ve heard, “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” While it will certainly take more than a daily apple to keep you healthy, it is a step in the right direction. Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and they are still very inexpensive. Read…

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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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