FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing 'Explosive' DiarrheaOver 200 people have now been infected by an outbreak of parasites linked to recalled vegetable trays from Del Monte.
3 Delicious Veggies To Cook In SpringTake the mystery out of picking seasonal vegetables. Here are three tasty veggies to serve up this spring.
Eating Fruits, Veggies: What Is Considered Typical?Americans need to do a much better job of eating fruits and vegetables, but what does a typical person consume in a day?
Agricultural Students Cooking, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner For SeniorsStudents at a Southwest Side high school have been putting their lessons into practice, as they work to provide Thanksgiving meals to 300 senior citizens on Tuesday.
Ask A Farmer: Chicago Summer Produce GuideTodd Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard offers five tips about Chicago produce and outings to your local farmers' market.
How To Preserve Your Garden HarvestWhether your garden is exploding with the ripe fruits of your labor or you couldn’t resist saving quite a bit of cash at the local farmer’s market by buying a bushel of apples instead of a peck, it’s time to preserve the harvest so it can be enjoyed all winter long. Because, honestly, you know you cannot possibly eat all of those apples during the next few weeks; plus you’re going to want some for that Thanksgiving Day pie.
Guide: Why Eat Local?With a surplus of farmers markets in the Chicagoland area, there’s nothing stopping most of us from making these weekly markets our grocery-shopping destinations. Aside from markets being, well, everywhere, here are FIVE compelling reasons to eat locally and take advantage of what our local farmers have to offer.
Hot, Dry Weather Putting Stress On Local PlantsChicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.
New Ordinance Allows For Fresh Produce Carts In Food DesertsA new city ordinance aims to increase the flow of fresh produce into so-called food deserts in Chicago.
Best Summer VeggiesWe walk a thin line with vegetables in our house; so much so that I’ve submerged myself in vegetable experimentation to help our young boys reside more on the love side of that line and tread less into deep waters of disgust on the other (nobody hates veggies more than I do when they become part of the wallpaper!). Picky eaters may still have a hard time with these recipes, but we’ve found them to be successful more times than not. And with all of these vegetables making a massive resurgence now that summertime is descending upon Chicagoland, they are easy to find, easy on the wallet and easy on the pallet.
Spring Fever In Chicago: Delicious Springtime Salad RecipesWith spring just around the corner, I start trading in my stews and pasta bakes for lighter, fresher options. I don’t know if it’s something in the air or my subconscious realization that shorts and swimsuits are on the horizon, but as soon as the sun starts warming up the frozen ground, I start turning toward greener, leafier foods. If you’re like me and looking for a tasty road to springtime, try these two flavorful salad recipes.
Winter Veggies For The Whole FamilyWhen we want to avoid dinnertime battles with the kids and still serve up the most nutritious vegetables readily and affordably available during these winter months in Chicago, we turn to the following tried and true recipes. Read on with an open mind and you might be surprised by what the little ones (and you!) will love!