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Garden Update! Plus: Make your fruits and veggies last longer!

Hi! Did you start your garden yet? Our tiny egg carton garden is just getting some tiny leaves poking up, and our big tray of tomato starts had to get planted into bigger pots! We also started a bunch of herbs this morning, so all you can see it dirt so far. Everything lives in… Continue reading Garden Update! Plus: Make your fruits and veggies last longer!

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Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

It's National Zucchini Day, which means we get to celebrate with one of my all-time favorite recipes...chocolate chip zucchini muffins! It's about this time of year people start to wonder what they can do with all the zucchini growing in their garden. It's not uncommon to see neighbors gifting (and re-gifting!) their zucchini squash to… Continue reading Super Summer Squash!! // Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

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Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Did you know frozen fruits and vegetables are just as healthy as fresh fruits and vegetables? They can taste just as good too! Freezing fruits and vegetables allows you to enjoy fresh produce all year long, even when they aren't in season. It's smart to save excess produce from the farmers market, garden, or store… Continue reading Freezing Fruits and Veggies // Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

It's that time of year when radishes are popping out of the ground, just waiting to be eaten! Radishes are often thought of as spicy or bitter, but turning them into a yummy dip will help mellow out those flavors. We only need three ingredients for this dip...garlic, radishes, and low-fat cream cheese. First, cut… Continue reading Raving Radish Dip // The Fun Way to Eat Your Vegetables

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Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Have you or your family ever grown a vegetable garden? Planting vegetables and watching them grow can be a lot of fun. 😄 My favorite part of growing a garden is being able to eat fresh veggies from my backyard! Do you remember the blog post about how to grow tomatoes last spring? Click here… Continue reading Planting a Vegetable Garden!

Recipes

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

If you're not sure what do with a spaghetti squash, just do what the name says. Make spaghetti! It's super easy but everyone will think you're an awesome cook. Just like regular spaghetti you'll need spaghetti sauce and whatever you like to put in your sauce. For this recipe I added ground turkey and cherry… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

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Scrumptious Spaghetti Squash

This is the last week that we'll be focusing on a seasonal fruit or vegetable. Don't worry, there are many fun, delicious, and nutritious things in store! To end this fun series, we're entering the world of winter squash by learning about spaghetti squash! Can you guess why this squash is called spaghetti squash? It… Continue reading Scrumptious Spaghetti Squash

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Everything is Peachy!

Question: What did the peach say when another peach made it mad? Answer: You want a peach of me??   😆 For some reason peaches don’t strike me as the type of fruit to become angry. Sometimes the word peach/peachy is used as an adjective that describes something good or positive. Have you ever heard someone […]

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Green Bean Fries

Some lean, mean, and green string beans are about to be transformed into fries! You might be mostly familiar with fries eaten at a fast food restaurant but, believe me when I say, you're going to want to familiarize yourself with these green bean fries. They're delicious! This time of year green beans are growing… Continue reading Green Bean Fries

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The Green Bean Machine

Green bean, string bean, french bean, snap bean - they're all the same thing! Why do green beans have so many names? I don't know, but I do know that they're a vegetable everyone should be eating! Green beans came from Peru but today, green beans can be found growing all over the world! In… Continue reading The Green Bean Machine

Recipes

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Who doesn't love pizza? I can't think of anyone! Pizza is also a lot of fun to make, which is why today's recipe is pizza with a little twist. Zucchini Pizza Bites are tiny pizzas with zucchini instead of pizza dough! Your taste buds will go crazy when you eat these pizza bites. For this… Continue reading Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Zesty Zucchini

The zucchini itself may not be zesty (a word that means energetic/lively) but its delicious taste might make you feel zesty. Zucchini is a squash grown during the summer, which makes it a summer squash, opposed to a winter squash. Zucchinis can get really big if they're left on the vine too long. The largest… Continue reading Zesty Zucchini

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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 peaches… Continue reading A+ for Apricots

Recipes

Summertime Corn Salad

You don't need to be a cornivore to enjoy this recipe, you just have to like tasty food! This recipe is great for summer because most of the ingredients are harvested in the summer. It's also a cool snack for a hot day. For this recipe you'll need corn, zucchini, black beans, jalapeno, lime, and… Continue reading Summertime Corn Salad

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Roasted Radishes

Now that we have learned a little bit about radishes, it's time to learn how to make them into a delicious dish! Remember, many people like raw radishes - you don't actually need to do anything to enjoy them. Today's recipe, however, is one that will leave your taste buds feeling super rad! All you… Continue reading Roasted Radishes