“Kale”sadilla Recipe By Elise Bauer Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: Make 2 kalesadillas Corn would also be a good addition to this quesadilla. If you have some corn in your freezer, just toss a few kernels in with the pepper and onion sauté. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup finely…

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Butter Lettuce:  The leaves are thin and soft with a silky almost buttery feel.  They have a sweet, mild flavor with less prominent veins than iceberg.  Butter lettuce is sometimes referred to as cabbage lettuce and includes common varieties like Boston and Bibb lettuce. Escarole Lettuce:  Escarole is a lettuce that is often used in…

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The commercial lemon industry got its start during the California Gold Rush to help in the prevention of the Vitamin C disease scurvy. Lemons are great for juicing and turning into lemonade. To get the most juice from a lemon, first bring the fruit to room temperature and roll on a hard surface while pressing…

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Also called cabbage turnip, the two varieties of kohlrabi, green and purple, should both have medium-sized firm roots. The coloring should be light for the green variety and deep for the purple variety. The greens for both varieties should be crisp and firm. Leaves can be eaten raw in salads or steamed. The bulbs can…

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Turnips: Turnips are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They’re also a good source of Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese. Use sliced or cubed in stews or salads. Japanese or White Turnips:  This turnip is tender, mild, sweet, and crunchy.  Select…

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This herb has an assertive, sage-citrus flavor that can be addictive for some people. Some herbs will keep for several days when stored in the refrigerator bin if they are washed, patted dry, wrapped in a damp paper towel, and then enclosed in a plastic bag with few holes punched in it.

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Chard is often added to salads to increase the flavor.  It can also be prepared like spinach, and its stalks like asparagus. In fact, its leaves serve as a good substitute for spinach in most recipes, but they will need to be cooked slightly longer. Chard may be steamed, sautéed, or braised, and it can…

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Orange Carrots (Sweet Nantes): Underwood’s Homegrown Sweet Nantes carrots are some of the best tasting and most tender carrots around. Gently peel and eat raw or lightly steamed. Red Carrots: Red carrots derive their color mainly from lycopene, a type of carotene believed to guard against heart disease and some cancers. Gently peel and eat…

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