Autumn days mean cooler temperatures and wonderful food made from the fresh fall produce. Today’s recipe is a simple side dish of roasted butternut squash with red onion tossed with fresh spinach, dried cranberries, and pecans. Yum!Read More
I have written about the small local farmer’s market, Tasty Tuesday Market in front of the New Port Richey library, nearly every winter for about 5 years. February, March, April, and May are a great time to buy fresh leafy greens and other veggies grown in yards without chemical sprays. My favorite grower Cyndi retired from farming two summers ago, but I still have Jim offering loads of vegetables during the winter.
I do love strawberry season here in Florida. Strawberries are a cool weather crop, and strawberry season usually runs from December through March depending on the weather and temperature. Right now Florida spring strawberries are still in most markets. By late March and early April the US markets switch back to California strawberries. If you live in an area that doesn’t have good fresh strawberries in the local stores yet, pin this recipe for the summer when you can eat fresh local spinach and strawberries. Read More
I originally wrote this post in 2016 but have updated it with more info and photos.
Why eat spinach?
I love spinach. Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. It is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark leafy greens like spinach are important for skin and hair, bone health, and provide protein, iron, vitamins and minerals. Just do a search for the word spinach and you will see pages of articles on the health benefits of spinach. Just eating one serving of spinach a day can make your brain 11 years younger. A diet rich in leafy green vegetables help prevent cognitive decline according to recent research. It slows the aging process. Read More
I’m a big fan of hummus. I always have it in the refrigerator. Sometimes I buy a carton of classic hummus and sometimes I make some with a variety of additions. Today let’s talk Spinach Artichoke Hummus. If you like spinach and artichoke dip, here’s a taste you’ll like. It’s a combination of spinach, artichoke and the taste of hummus.