I’m gonna blow your mind right now: Zucchini is — botanically speaking — a fruit. I’ll let that sink in for a sec … OK, all good? A versatile plant, zucchini lends its fruity side to sweet baked goods, like muffins and bread, but it is most often used in savory dishes since it’s usually treated as a vegetable. And if you haven’t acquainted yourself with this bright green squash, you’re missing out because we just so happen to be in the middle of zucchini season. Read more »
Recently we’ve done a couple of posts about organic vs. non-organic produce in the form of the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen. One of you lovely readers had a question about the best ways to wash your produce – an excellent inquisition indeed. Read more »
Whether you prefer a peach, its soft, velvety skin warmed by the sun, a few chilled plums eaten messily over the sink, or a bowl of freshly washed vibrant red cherries, now is the time to enjoy stone fruits. Read more »
There’s no other fruit that embodies summer quite like the watermelon. A warm-weather essential for gatherings and backyard parties, it seems only fitting that this iconic melon should have its own holiday, and this Sunday is exactly that: National Watermelon Day. You may not get the day off from work, but August 3rd is still a day worth celebrating. Read more »
Last week, I shared Environmental Working Group’s 2014 Dirty Dozen: a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables that tested highest for pesticide residue – a group that, in my opinion, should really only be consumed if organic. Today I want to shed light on the happier end of the spectrum: EWG’s Clean Fifteen. Read more »
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