Category Archives: Seasonal Recipes

Lettuce Celebrate

Imagine a spring garden without lettuce? Impossible! Many of us let it sit atop sandwich fillings. Or for others; lettuce leaves are wrapped around hot or cold fillings. Whether chopped for a salad, or shredded for tostados, lettuce provides all kinds of culinary adventures. On grills, in stir fries, as a bedding under fish/beans, or added to soup pots. Lettuce is light, cool and crisp when raw, becomes sweet and delicate when cooked and is good for your body. It is


You definitely know it is spring because of the crisp, round spears of asparagus that are in the produce aisles. When selecting or harvesting asparagus the tips should be pointed and tightly closed. To ensure cooking times for all spears are similar, select asparagus with the same thickness. Asparagus, counted in the vegetable group for MyPlate, is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that may reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers. Eye health

Easter Eggs 101

  Every year at Easter, I get some of the same questions.  I thought I would share a few- maybe some of them are yours? How long do they last when they are hard boiled? They are not shelf stable once they are cooked, and no-sorry--you can't leave them out all night so the Easter Bunny can hide them and then eat them. You could leave them out and hide them, but don't plan on eating them afterwards. Careful if you hide