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The Best Seasonal Recipes for August

By Christopher Stewart | August 19, 2013

Before the summer is over, dive into a refreshing salad like this tomato watermelon one.
Before the summer is over, dive into a refreshing salad like this tomato watermelon one.

Before the summer is over, dive into a refreshing salad like this tomato watermelon one. (Photo: shutterbean)

The heat wave has come to an end, but it is still summer for a few more weeks. When it’s hot out you really don’t want to cook, but when the weather cools down, you have a chance to cook great summer-inspired meals. With the farmers market in full bloom, the month of August brings some of summers best offerings. Right now is the best time to eat the following items because they are in their prime season. And there really isn’t anything better than enjoying food that’s in season. A look at the 21 best recipes to enjoy this month. Read More

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Back to Basics: Artichokes

By Kendall Kish | March 18, 2013

Photo: Kendall Kish

Photo: Kendall Kish

Name: Artichoke; Cynara cardunculus. The word artichoke is derived from the Italian words articiocco and articoclos.

Origins: Believed to be one of the oldest vegetables in the world, the artichoke was first referenced as being cultivated in regions of Southern Europe around the Mediterranean in 300 B.C.

Nutritional Value:  Artichokes are high in vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, fiber, and folate. They also have significant levels of silymann, an antioxidant that targets the liver, gallbladder, and digestive tract.

Peak Season: March – May Read More

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