Category Archives: Seasonal Recipes

Locally Grown – Hydroponic Vegetables

In our CSA bag this week was hydroponic bib lettuce. It was grown by Oak Ridge Farms in Ord Nebraska. There are many emerging hydroponic growers in Nebraska and the US. Hydroponics is a growing trend that allows produce to be grown year round. Hydroponics means, “water working.” Hydroponics is a method of growing plants in nutrient rich water, without soil. These plants are grown inside a controlled environment such as a greenhouse. It is reported that it takes less

California Ripe Black Olives

      I received free samples of California Ripe Olives mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Ripe Olives and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. There are as many diet recommendations circulating as there are stars in the sky. Trying to make sense of which ones are healthy and science based, and which ones are pure bunk can be difficult. One diet

Cantaloupe the New Magical Fruit

Submitted by Laura Feldhacker & Jonnisha McCleod, ExtensionCorps Members Check out this recipe for a final “friends and family summer grill-out” with these fresh fruit and veggie kabobs made with grilled cantaloupe, why not?! Okay, maybe the better question is, why would I? Let’s take a quick look at why adding cantaloupe to your summer kabobs is worth your friends bewildered looks and raised eye brows. First, being the most consumed melon in the U.S. cantaloupe has some stature. Mostly seen in fruit