Fresh This Week Tips – July 26, 2011

KIWIS STORE: Place unripe kiwis in a paper bag with an apple, pear or banana at room temperature for a few days. These fruits give off ethylene gas, which helps accelerate ripening. USE: Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwifruit speckled with tiny black…

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Fresh Fruit Parfait

INGREDIENTS: 1 large banana, sliced 1/2 cup fresh strawberries sliced 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 1/2 cup apricot sliced 2 cups nonfat frozen yogurt 1/2 cup of granola cereal DIRECTIONS: 1. Rinse fruits delicately under water, place fruits in a bowl and toss gently. 2. Into each parfait dish, layer 1/4 of…

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Summer Squash Burritos

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 green pepper, chopped 3 small summer squash, sliced Salt to taste 4 (7 inch) flour tortillas 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped tomato DIRECTIONS: Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir the green pepper in the hot oil until fragrant, about…

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Fresh This Week Tips, July 12, 2011

GREEN BELL PEPPERS: STORE: Proper storage can extend their useful life, preserve their nutritional value and help retain their flavor. Store green bell peppers for short-term use by refrigerating them in the produce drawer of your refrigerator. With proper refrigeration, a healthy bell pepper should last from three to five days in the refrigerator. USE:…

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This Week's Add-Ons – July 11th, 2011

The local season is beginning to explode…finally! Guess what that means? It’s berry time! Local flats of fresh blueberries and raspberries are available to order now! Local Blueberries, Flat: $48.00 Local Raspberries, Flat: $35.00 Local Cherries are here and fabulous! Red Bing: $4.00/1-lb. Rainier: $6.50/lb. Local Apricots: $1.00/each. *If we don’t have the berries the week…

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