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Produce of the Week, April 27, 2017

Pixie tangerines are small and mighty, yet they have a higher amount of some vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to oranges. Surprisingly, pixie tangerines may contain more vitamin C and A, which could help fight against common colds. Its’ high amount of fiber could help with colon cancer and possibly heart disease. With the higher…

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CSA Produce of the Week, April 10, 2017

Green onions, also called scallions, are a type of onion that has a mild taste. This vegetable can be eaten either raw or cooked and are available all year round. Most importantly, green onions are nutritionally beneficial in many ways. Green onions contain riboflavin, folate, vitamin B-12, iron and calcium. Further research also indicates that…

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CSA Produce of the Week, April 3, 2017

The sweet and crunchy snap pea is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and folate, among other nutrients, and adds a delightful texture to many dishes, when used either cooked or raw. It also has vitamin K, a key nutrient for bone health. The most common way is to quickly sauté or toss into stir-fries…

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Shalgam Masala (Spicy Indian Turnips)

I found a new way to prepare turnips!  I have started to experiment again with making Indian food at home, which we all love.  For the longest time I was trying recreate an entire buffet but that was overwhelming.  I find that buying a prepared simmer sauce from Trader Joes or Fresh and Easy and…

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Kohlrabi Au Gratin

It seems like there is no high ground for the Kohlrabi, you either love it or hate it or are intimated by it.  This unusual looking chap (with absolutely no known ties to the alien world) is edible from top to bottom.  The greens are wonderful chopped and sautéed as you would any other green. …

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Bell Pepper and Chard Orzo

6 cups of water 2 tsp. or one chicken or vegetable bouillon cube 1 1/2 cup of orzo 1-2 T extra virgin olive oil 1 large sweet pepper (yellow or red) chopped 1 large Texas sweet onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic minced 1 cup of thinly sliced Chard 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan (optional)…

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Stuffed Peppers on the Grill

You will amaze your family and any guests with this simple, foolproof recipe.  Warning: you may be asked to make it repeatedly! 8 assorted peppers – Pasilla (Poblanos), Anaheims, Sweet Bells (different colors make it interesting), Jalepenos, Cherry Bombs (spice things up), your choice of Underwood fresh peppers – sweet or spicy or both 1…

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Asian Inspired Pickles

From CSA Member Grace – this was so fantastic we had to share it with everyone! 1 lb Underwood pickling cucumbers, scrubbed clean 1 – 2 tsp. sea salt 1 cup white or rice vinegar 3/4 – 1 cup sugar 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp sesame seed oil…

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Mizuna and Fava Bean Risotto

Until recently, Risotto was always one of those things that I never attempted to cook, I would order it out in a restaurant – too much effort!  I also try to adhere to a gluten free diet as much as possible and for years I was confused between Orzo – which is a pasta made…

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And the Oscar® goes to….Collard Greens!!

Kale has been stealing the show for the past few years, it’s high time we recognize collard greens for their contribution to the “Green Party”.  A staple in the Southern U.S. for decades, this sturdy member of the Brassica family is world renowned – grown and served in Brazil, Portugal, Africa, Spain, Bosnia and India…

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