Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Strawberries

STRAWBERRIES It’s time to harvest strawberries! Strawberries are the most popular fruit among  kids!  They’re way better than candy when they’re fresh and in season, as they are right now.  Sweet, juicy, and super nutritious: what more could you ask for?  One cup of halved strawberries is an excellent source of vitamin C [...]

2017-05-08T21:57:17-04:00June 17th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Potatoes

POTATOES It’s time for planting potatoes at HealthBarn USA!  Here in the tri-state area, lots of varieties are grown, from long and skinny fingerlings to Adirondack Blues.  And as long as you’re not turning them into French fries, potatoes offer tons of nutritional value, differing slightly depending on the variety.  One medium baked potato, with [...]

2017-05-08T22:01:42-04:00June 10th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Green Bush Beans

GREEN BUSH BEANS Green beans are fun to eat because they’re so munchable!  At HealthBarn USA, kids love plucking a fresh green bean off the plant delicately and nibbling on it right in our organic garden.  They’re super sweet and crisp!  And better yet, they’re oh-so-healthy!  One cup of raw green beans is an excellent [...]

2017-05-08T22:04:41-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES Blueberries are a superfood! (joybauer.com) Can you tell we’re eager for berry season here at HealthBarn USA?!  Last week, raspberries, and this week we have blueberries on our mind!  Blueberries are versatile fruit: great for fruit salads, grain salads, smoothies, and baked goods!  But did you know that this delicious little fruit [...]

2017-05-08T22:07:34-04:00May 27th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Raspberries

Freshly grown raspberries --yum! (amsterdamfreelibrary.org) RASPBERRIES Soon enough, little red raspberries will be popping up on our beloved raspberry bushes at HealthBarn USA, and we can’t wait!  Not only are raspberries delicious, but they’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, the antioxidant vitamin C, and the mineral manganese, as well as a [...]

2017-05-08T22:09:42-04:00May 20th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Fiddlehead Ferns

FIDDLEHEAD FERNS Fresh fiddlehead ferns, all curled up! (photo from wikipedia.org) Spring is full of great surprises and some unusual veggies.  Last week was all about ramps (hope you found some!), and this week, it’s time to talk about fiddlehead ferns.  These little green veggies are pretty funny-looking, but are packed with nutrition.  [...]

2017-05-08T22:18:10-04:00May 6th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Ramps

RAMPS Ramps look a little like leafy scallions and taste like garlic and onions (www.organicgardening.com) I’m betting that a majority of you have never eaten, or maybe even seen, a ramp.  But ramps are one of spring’s treasures!  Ramps are a type of wild leek, which look like a scallion with wider leaves [...]

2017-05-08T22:19:47-04:00April 29th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Sorrel

SORREL Sorrel is not well known, but we think it should be!  It’s one of the great spring greens that we look forward to all winter!  The leaves are oblong, arrow-shaped, and green.  Sorrel has a sour, lemony flavor that makes kids and grown-ups go wild, and which makes it an exciting addition to dishes.  [...]

2017-05-08T22:22:49-04:00April 22nd, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Arugula

ARUGULA Loose arugula leaves: looks like the makings of a super salad! (cookthink.com) Arugula is one of the leafy greens we are definitely looking forward to this spring!  It’s commonly used as a salad green and is known for its zesty, peppery flavor.  The leaves are typically pretty narrow with curvy or spiky [...]

2017-05-08T22:25:59-04:00April 15th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|
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