Whether you get your news from NBC CNN Twitter YouTube Huff Post or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it would be hard not to know that it’s been a very dry year across the country.
Colorado struggles periodically with its high-desert heritage, but our local growers are innovative and smart. And because so many Colorado families are into healthy lifestyles and local fruits, vegetables and greens, they are flocking to the “local produce” section in greater numbers.
FreshPack has Olathe Sweet Corn, Colorado peaches, melons and cantaloupes. Actually we have much more Colorado-grown goodies than ever before — both conventionally grown and certified organic.
FreshPack asked Chef Michael Long to help us figure a new thing to do with Colorado chiogga beets and, what d’ya know, he made the prettiest Bull’s Eye salad with a red cactus pear vinaigrette.
We are always trying to figure out new ways to put all of this locally grown abundence to work for your health and enjoyment. What are your ideas?
Call us at 303.412.6232 for more information on local green beans, cabbages, cilantro, greens, lettuces, onions, radishes, potatoes and tomatoes. It’s like a garden around here!
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Tagged cantaloupe, chef, Colorado, corn, delicious, farms, fresh, Fruit, growers, healthy, local, Olathe, Palisades, peaches, Rocky Ford, vegetables
Fresh “grassy” flavored green almonds are eaten as a snack, used in salads or made into a paste.
Some use the almonds shaved, sliced or whole in soups or salads.
A traditional snack in the Middle East, green almonds have recently caught on with adventurous chefs around the globe.
The fuzzy green almonds change markedly during the springtime harvest: In April, they’re tender enough to eat whole and have a herbaceous taste (like a raw pea pod, but slightly tart and bitter); brined or dipped in salt, they’re addictive. But within a few weeks, the hull and shell toughen, and the seed, which hardens from translucent jelly to a crunchy white nutlet, is the only part eaten.
Posted in Chefs, Food
Tagged April, crunchy, fresh, grassy, green almonds, herbaceous, Middle East, pea pod, salads, soups