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The perfect dressing for your mixed greens!
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It’s finally time to really taste spring with this month’s harvest! Fresh mixed greens – including arugula, baby spinach, bok choy, baby bibb lettuce, and pea and sunflower shoots – are the perfect early spring crop in Vermont, and they are truly delicious. Whether you are planting some in your garden, getting them in your […]
One of the fastest-growing issues in eye health—and health care in general—is age related macular degeneration. In fact, this disease—also called AMD—has become the most common cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 65. As we live longer due to the amazing advances in medical care, and the healthy manner in […]
Rotisserie chickens can be the base of a quick, almost-homemade dinner in no time. Here, roasted chicken turns into an easy salad with some crusty garlic bread on the side.
We keep hearing news stories about elite athletes developing abnormal blood clots. Perhaps the most well-known athlete to experience a blood clot is the tennis icon Serena Williams, who had life-threatening pulmonary embolism in 2011 after a foot injury and cross country air travel. In the sports news recently we have heard about NBA and […]
There are a wide variety of salad greens available in Vermont, spanning across several plant families, each bearing a unique history and taste. The versatility of greens, in flavor, shape and application, is enormous! They can accompany any type of dish and, many varieties can be eaten raw or cooked. No matter what the season, fresh greens can […]
Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Remember when carrots were just plain orange? Times have changed and grocery stores and farmer’s markets are now offering carrot varietals in hues ranging from purple to red and yellow – even black! Some fun varieties include cosmic purple, solar yellow and atomic red. Hopefully, with their fresh look, comes a newfound appreciation for this […]