A+ for Apricots

How do you pronounce apricot? Ape-ricot or App-ricot? I don’t think there is a right answer. However you say apricot doesn’t change the fact that they’re a delicious fruit! An apricot is considered a drupe. Drupe sounds like a funny word but it actually just means, a fruit that has a pit. Cherries and peachesContinue reading “A+ for Apricots”

Simple and Sweet Corn

Question: What did the corn say when it was complimented? Answer: Aw, shucks! Do you get it? I admit, that was kind of a corny joke. ๐Ÿ˜› We’re about halfway through summer and we have learned about a lot of different fruits and vegetables – broccoli, rhubarb, green peas, radishes, raspberries, beets, and now, corn!Continue reading “Simple and Sweet Corn”

Beets are Unbeetable!

You may think it’s un-BEET-lievable but beets have been around since Ancient Greece! Only the best things in life stick around for that many centuries. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Most people eat the red bulb part of the beet but did you know that the leaves and stalks are edible too? Next time you have some beets don’tContinue reading “Beets are Unbeetable!”

The Razzlin’ Dazzlin’ Raspberry

Welcome to raspberry season! It is actually time for many types of berries to be harvested – woohoo! Berries have many similar qualities but today we’re going to learn specifically about the wonderful raspberry. Do you like raspberries as much as the cute bunny in the video below? A single raspberry is actually a clusterContinue reading “The Razzlin’ Dazzlin’ Raspberry”

Rad as a Radish

Eating radishes will leave you feeling ravished! (ravished means delighted) This time of year, radishes are in season, which means they’re extra tasty and you’ll be able to find them at the farmers market. You may think that radishes were given their name because they are very rad. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The word radish actually comes from theContinue reading “Rad as a Radish”

Green Peas, Please!

Are you feeling hap-pea today? I hope so! Today we’re going to learn a little bit about green peas – a vegetable that is harvested in June and July. Green peas have been around for a very, very long time. It is estimated that people have been growing peas for almost 7,000 years! Any vegetableContinue reading “Green Peas, Please!”

Woo-hoo it’s Rhubarb!

Since rhubarb is often sweetened with sugar and has a pinkish red color, you may think it’s a fruit but it is actually a vegetable! Have you ever tried rhubarb? It is not the most common vegetable around but that just makes it more exciting to learn about. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Rhubarb looks like celery but isContinue reading “Woo-hoo it’s Rhubarb!”

Let’s Brocc’n’Roll with Broccoli!

Have you been told “You have to finish your broccoli before you can leave the dinner table”? Its not the phrase you want to hear when there is something more interesting than dinner going on. Today were going to learn about why broccoli is a vegetable you don’t want to skip out on. If you don’tContinue reading “Let’s Brocc’n’Roll with Broccoli!”

Add Lentils To Your Life!

Any ideas on what section of MyPlate lentils would go in? I’ll give you a hint – lentils are considered legumes (all beans are in the legume family). Legumes are a good source of …… protein!ย Lentils may be small but they’re a great source of protein. To learn more about protein specifically, click here. LentilsContinue reading “Add Lentils To Your Life!”