produce

A Quick Pickle

August 20, 2013

This unassuming jar of what appears to be cucumbers swimming in iced tea is actually thinly sliced cucumbers and red onions in a quick pickling bath.  These are an incredibly yummy, refreshing, slightly sweet pop added to salads or sandwiches.  You probably have the ingredients on-hand and they can be ready to nibble on in […]

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Lovin’ the local farms!

February 27, 2012

Since moving here to East Bradenton, we have really been enjoying the many local farms and ranches. One we’ve been to several times is Hunsader Farm which is only 10 minutes away from our home. We’ve gone to pick strawberries and tomatoes a few times now, once the kids and I picked 22 pounds of […]

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Food, the state of & what can we do?

February 3, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin.  The state of our food today so deeply saddens me, and concerns me. I worry about the future of food for our children, their children, so on. I believe that it’s our responsibility to make the world a better place for future generations and I’m afraid we’ve failed […]

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The Clean Eating Adventure continues.

February 1, 2011

Well, somehow we survived the cruise. I’m not saying we stuck to our new Clean Eating program, we did not. But we didn’t go nuts either. I continued my herbal tea drinking, yes I gave up coffee to eat clean. You see, I was never an avid coffee drinker anyway, just my one cup in […]

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Skinny-Fat, deceiving.

January 6, 2011

It was perfectly said today by my friend Raffi, “So, you’re Skinny-fat”.  Yes, I am & not happy about it. A little about me, I’m turning 39 next month, not sedentary, but don’t work-out regularly.  It’s getting increasingly more difficult to go into the gym following a period of not going.  I’ve always been little, […]

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The Blood Orange

November 4, 2010

I’ve recently become obsessed with Blood Oranges. This most likely stems from my love of citrus fruits, especially lemons, and that I’ve been CRAVING every form of citrus in a crazy kind of way lately. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with their vibrant color and sweet flavor or that I found the most […]

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New market in St. Petersburg

October 21, 2010

St. Petersburg, FL just added another choice when deciding where to shop for food.  Fresh Market opened it’s doors on Wednesday October 13th here in St. Pete at 2900 4th Street North.  There was no shortage of patrons as the doors opened at 9a, the first 1000 customers received a complementary package of coffee in […]

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The Good, the Bad and the produce.

July 1, 2010

Worried about the intake of pesticides and other chemicals but can’t afford to go all Organic? The Environmental Working Group has released the Dirty Dozen list to make it easier for us to decipher which produce is the most contaminated. According to EWG calculations, you can lower your pesticide consumption by nearly four-fifths simply by […]

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