Archive for August, 2014

Eggplant

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Eggplant

FACTS: Eggplant is actually a fruit. It is low in fat protein and carbohydrates. It can be used as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian cuisine dishes. Eggplant can be prepared by baking it, fried, grilled, roasted or sautéed. The flesh discolors quickly, cut just before using. When cutting or chopping it, use a […]

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Sweet Potatoes and Yams

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Sweet Potatoes and Yams

FACTS: Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury dishes. There are two types, one with bright orange flesh, and the other with pale cream flesh. Sweet potatoes have traditionally been baked, roasted or mashed, but they can also be added to risotto, pasta or curry. Sweet […]

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Maple Syrup

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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup- the real maple variety is tapped from our Native Sugar Maples, and boiled down into syrup. The Maple Syrup is a golden liquid color of a golden orange. The darker syrups have a stronger maple flavor and can add a sweet taste to French toast, Pancakes, Waffles and can be used even in […]

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Zucchini Flowers

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Zucchini Flowers

ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS – Have a delicate Zucchini flavor, soft and slightly velvet in texture. Zucchini Blossoms are high in folate, potassium, manganese and vitamin A. Traditionally stuffed and fried. Delicate in flavor. pairs well with fresh chesses, eggs and delicate salad greens.

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Swiss Chard

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Swiss Chard

SWISS CHARD – A leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. The leafy blade can be green or reddish in color; the leaf stalks vary in color usually red, white, yellow and orange. Chard has highly nutritious leaves and is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available, which makes it one of […]

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Okra

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Okra

OKRA – Valued for its edible green seed pods. Okra is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. Okra can be used in Stir-fries. The pods can be sliced […]

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Mustard Greens: 3 Different Varieties

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Mustard Greens: 3 Different Varieties

FACTS – possess a zesty, pepper flavor which people associate with a mustard flavor. Mustard Greens are an excellent source of several vitamins including A, C, potassium, thiamine and riboflavin. Mustard Greens can be eaten raw or cooked. They go well with aged grating cheese, starchy vegetables like corn or potatoes, curry, garlic, ham & […]

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