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|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Savoy Spinach

SAVOY SPINACH Hearty savoy spinach (http://www.grow-it-organically.com/) Spinach is one of the better known leafy greens, and it deserves all the attention it gets!  Just one cup of raw spinach leaves is an excellent source of vitamins A and K, and a good source of vitamin C, folate, and the mineral manganese.  Plus, as [...]

2017-05-08T22:29:18-04:00April 8th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Peas

Fresh peas in the pod (hgtv.com) PEAS Most kids know and like peas because they’re small, sweet, and soft.  But don’t let their size fool you: peas are seriously packed with nutrients!  One cup of raw peas is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus vitamin K, B1 (thiamin), folate, [...]

2017-05-08T22:38:13-04:00April 1st, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Chives

Flowering chives — the flowers are edible too! (wikipedia.org) CHIVES Chives are a versatile type of green onion—and a surefire sign of spring’s approach!  Chives are thin and delicate (the smallest of the onion species!), and unlike leeks or scallions, which can survive colder temperatures, they only surface when it begins to warm [...]

2017-05-08T22:41:11-04:00March 25th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|

DIY Kid Activities: Nature Crowns

As spring approaches, kids are really excited to get back outdoors!  One of my favorite activities for this time of year is to make nature crowns.  Kids love exploring outside and collecting things to put in their crowns.  When we do this activity HealthBarn USA, we love seeing the cool things that kids find in [...]

2017-05-08T22:43:10-04:00March 20th, 2013|DIY Kid Activities|

Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Asparagus

ASPARAGUS Asparagus tips, lined up at the market Asparagus, perhaps the vegetable most closely associated with the beginning of spring, is almost here!  Asparagus is a favorite for many people, and with good reason.  The speared shape and the tender tips are unique features of this veggie, as well as its woody, sweet-but-slightly-bitter [...]

2017-05-08T22:44:56-04:00March 18th, 2013|Weekly Seasonal Recipe|
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