What a beauty- purple cauliflower. The variety is an heirloom called Sicilian Violet. Does not need to be blanched. Seed to harvest was 108 days. Purple cauliflower’s color is due to the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine.
Escarole is a winter green in the lettuce family and a close relative to endive and radicchio. Its leave are curly, slightly bitter and “meatier” than ordinary lettuce leaves. It can be eaten raw as a part of a green salad or chopped into soups and stews. Here are some sample recipes: 1. Straciatella with Escarole 2. Grilled […]
Are you looking for a fun way to get your kids outside? Do you want to engage them with nature? Teach them how to love fresh vegetables? Beanstalk Seeds is a new seed company specializing in seeds for children’s gardening! With exciting seeds, including those in our Plant a Rainbow kit, and resources such as […]
Ever hear the dictum, Eat Your Colors? The reasoning is that colorful fruits and vegetables contain various nutrients that are vital for good health. According to Wellness Today: Green foods contain chlorophyll; Yellow foods are rich in Vitamin C; Orange foods are high in beta-carotene; Red foods are rich in the phytonutrients lycopene and anthocyanin; […]
By Ben Eichorn of GrowYourLunch.com (Reprinted with permission) School lunch continues to be a hot topic these days. At the end of September, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was up for re-authorization and voting was postponed until December 2015. For now, the 5-year-old standards for increasing fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption and reducing […]
Imagine picking a cauliflower from your garden and making a pizza from it. A cauliflower crust pizza has no flour and hence no gluten. Who doesn’t like pizza? Everyone likes pizza. Kids will be lining up to sample it. Intrigued? I surely was, couldn’t wait to try it. You can even fold it like a pizza […]