Fall’s freshest, crispest apples are at their peak this month. Right now, we have bushels of sweet Fujis, aromatic Galas, tart Granny Smiths, crunchy Honeycrisps, and tangy-sweet Jonagolds, and we’re getting in more varieties every week. Top salads, fill pies, or just snack on slices for juicy bursts of vitamins A, B, and C, and fiber. Find more ways to add apples to your favorite fall dishes at the Kitchen. Then bring a bit of autumn’s bold colors to your desktop as a reminder to savor the season. Just download the October 2013 Good Food Calendar to your desktop by clicking on the ideal version for your screen and then choose save/download. 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1600 x […]
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Nurturing fruits and veggies doesn’t end at the farm. Door to Door Organics offers these quick storage tips to keep your produce from spoiling too quickly. Did you know that you can keep your tomatoes free of bruises if you store ‘em upside down? Or that chopping off the tops of carrots helps them retain their nutrients longer? Discover where your favorite fruits and veggies store best to keep them fresh and flavorful longer. Soon you’ll be throwing out less food and saving money. [Click here for full size version] […]
Our nectarines are just peachy this week! Let the juice run down your chin as you bite into one of summer’s tastiest treats that are at their peak right now. Did you know that nectarines are just peaches free of fuzz and with a bit more of a red blush on the skin? Sort of like a peach inside and a plum outside. I think that’s the best of both worlds! How and why to eat ‘em Compared to peaches, nectarines are packed with more potassium and vitamins A and C. They’re also fiber-filled so they’ll keep you satisfied with just 60 calories in an average-sized piece of fruit. So go ahead and indulge in this low-cal snack. I’m thinking of turning […]
As the hot summer sun beats down, I can’t help but be jazzed about all the locally grown fruits and vegetables that are now available. Not only does food grown on a nearby farm leave a smaller carbon footprint and support Colorado’s economy, but I believe it also tastes better and is better for you than food trucked in from faraway places. As a nutritionist, it makes sense that fruits and veggies eaten within a few days of being picked would be more nutrient dense than those that are weeks old from traveling thousands of miles and being in storage. More researchers are now supporting local’s health benefits, like Kathleen Frith of the Harvard School of Public Health, who found these […]
“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” –Jessi Lane Adams In my family, if all six of us kids had been good, we would all get ice cream. So you see, ice cream was a very rare treat. But it need not be for you. Whether it’s a popsicle, gelato, or ice cream, everyone has a favorite incarnation of frozen happiness. These recipes take 25 minutes or less to put together, and once frozen, you can spread the smiles. Find more cool and easy recipes at the Kitchen.
Do you love local as much as we do? Food grown close to home is fresher, supports our community, and well, we think it just tastes better. That’s why we are beyond excited about summer’s Local Farm Boxes. Early in the season, these 100% local boxes are filled with just-picked kale, spinach, lettuce, beets, and pea sprouts from Full Circle Farms in Longmont. So what are the top five things you need to know before you decide to go local?: 1. For the 2013 season, it costs just $1 more to switch to a Bitty or Small Local Farm Box. That’s a small price to pay to support local farms. 2. Early in the season, your box will be filled […]
Side dishes are sometimes afterthoughts or made only to accompany the main dish or entrée. What was the last side dish you had at a BBQ or summer party that stood out and really made you do a double take? Here are three simple tips to make your summer side dishes stars. First, it should be easy for you to make. Take the classic Caprese Salad. Slice and layer. And if you’re using heirloom tomatoes, you’ll see some swoons from the folks digging in. Secondly, it needs to be memorable. Anyone can toss together a potato salad. But when you serve up the Potato Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dressing, people will walk right past the entrée for seconds of […]