Soups and Salads
- Make sure oranges are free of soft spots and too many blemishes
- Storage: On the counter for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for up to two weeks. Cold oranges make a great refreshing snack.
- Mandarins and tangerines are best for snacking, but can also be put into salads. Valencia are best for juicing, while navels and blood oranges are best for eating fresh.
- Winter is orange season!
- Carrots come in various colors — you’ve likely seen bunches of purple, yellow, and orange carrots. Carrot flavors range anywhere from sweet and sugary to piney and woody. The common carrot you find in stores is designed to be an all-purpose, sweeter carrot that can be enjoyed both raw and cooked.
- Real baby carrots are young carrots. Otherwise they have been shaved (milled) down.
- High in beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A – that’s why they are called carrots (carotene), and that’s why you always hear they are good for your eyes.
- Choose carrots that are brightly colored. That’s how you know when they were picked at the peak of ripeness. That’s when they will be the sweetest. Carrots that were picked too soon will taste bitter and woody.
- Remove the skin. May cause bitter taste. Plus, if you’re serving them whole, it’ll look prettier.
- Save with tops — remove them to avoid bitter taste.
- Don’t throw away the carrot tops! Use them in stock, pesto, salads, or as a garnish. They give a light carrot flavor.
Apple, Fennel & Celery Salad
Caramel Coated Walnuts
Green Bean & Root Vegetable Salad
Sweet Corn Salad
Shaved Asparagus Salad
About Black Bean Chicken Chili
This recipe can be made super fast and easy by using pre-cooked chickens from your local grocery store. Canned tomatoes are fine, and quick, but try to use fresh tomatoes – if they are in season.
Farm to Fork
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Orange KnowledgeMake sure oranges are free of soft spots and too many blemishesStorage: On the counter for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for up to two weeks. Cold oranges make a great refreshing snack.Mandarins and tangerines are best for snacking, but can also be put...