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7 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy this Spring

Celebrate the new season with this spring produce guide featuring seven fruits and vegetables that are full of color, flavor, and nutrition.     Spring has finally sprung! We’ve shifted the clocks forward an hour for Daylight Saving Time, giving us a glorious extra hour of daylight in the evening, and everything around us is starting to bloom! All of my favorite spring veggies…

5 Reasons to Love Artichokes this Spring!

Spring is the season for beautiful artichokes, which are full of nutrition and flavor. Find out why you should love artichokes now!  Pin this Post It’s Spring, which means that the season to love artichokes is finally here! While many of us think of artichokes as a vegetable, they are actually thistles, which are a group of flowering plants characterized by leaves…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of March 10, 2014

You know what made me so happy this morning? I had strawberries in my cereal! That may not seem so exciting, but after a long winter of oranges and pears, I’m ecstatic to see a glimmer of spring and the colorful produce that comes with it! We’re not fully out of the woods yet with the cold, but we’re getting…

Grilled Chicken and Spring Vegetable Salad {Recipe}

There’s only one poem I remember by heart from my childhood: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Bed in Summer. I don’t know why this is the poem I remember so well, but every year when the seasons change from winter to spring and the days get longer I think of this poem.┬áThe first verse goes like this: In winter I get up…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 10, 2013

I finally got to one of the local farmers markets this weekend! It’s one of my favorite activities – I love seeing, smelling, and tasting (when there are samples) the local, farm-fresh produce and baked goods. It’s also a great way to learn what’s growing and in season near you. I found some beautiful spearmint, kale, arugula, red lettuce, radishes,…