3 Ways To Use Fresh Zucchini

Zucchini seems to grow slowly and just when you think it will never be ready – overnight, you have more than you know what to do with. Here are 3 fresh zucchini recipes, 2 of which freeze well.

What Can I Do With All This Zucchini?

So you have a few zucchini left, huh? You’ve given bushel baskets full to all your friends and family, you’ve set buckets on the corner with a free sign and they still aren’t gone. Now what do you do? Here are some recipes and tips from Living On A Dime to give you help in […]

Zucchini Overload? 11 Ideas and Recipes to Get You Through Zucchini Time

It’s that time of year when it seems you don’t have enough friends and family to give zucchini to. I have come to love zucchini time because over the years I have gathered quite a few ideas and recipes. Here are eleven ideas and recipes to help you through zucchini overload time. 1. Freeze it. […]

Learning To Love Vegetables

Impossible, you might say, especially if the vegetables you ate growing up were boiled into oblivion. Or maybe yours were embalmed as canned vegetables or cryogenically frozen. Treated with such disrespect, it’s easy to understand why many of us avoid vegetables, and lose out on the most life sustaining and disease preventing food available to […]

Kids Cooking From the Garden

Okay, so the kids have helped in the garden and grown lots and lots of vegetables. Now what? Besides eating all the peas as they pick them and gnawing on the carrots after the great fun of pulling them out of the ground, what’s next? Let’s take the kids one step further and show them […]

Healthy Spring Greens

Starting with Mom, you’ve always heard that you need to eat your veggies. What’s the big deal about them? Vegetables are often the least favorite of the food groups. Even for people who like them, it can be challenging to get the recommended 5 servings a day. Are they really that important? Yep! Mom was […]

How to Cook Asparagus

You will typically find two kinds of asparagus in the store: white, also referred to as blanched and green. White asparagus comes from the same variety of plant as green, but the shoots are kept from being exposed to light. As the asparagus shoot grows earth is banked up, covering the plant deeply. Since the […]

Acorn Squash

Last winter we had some of my husband’s friends over for dinner and I served acorn squash. They had no idea what it was, but once they tried it, they loved it. I was grown and married before I ever ate acorn squash, and I realize I am probably not alone. There are probably a lot of folks out there who have never eaten it, much less prepared it. It’s really easy to make and it is delicious. Here is a little tutorial for acorn squash.

Holy Guacamole – 6 Ideas For Using Avocados in Your Meals

Avocados used to get a bad rap – they have fat. Yep, they sure do. But it is the kind we need in our diet. It is a monounsaturated fat, which helps to lower your LDL (lousy cholesterol). Avocados are also an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin B6 and have twice the potassium of […]

A Quick Guide to Buying and Cooking Asparagus

Asparagus is a sweet and nutty flavored vegetable that is as versatile in color as it can be in serving styles. There are three types of asparagus widely available in grocery and specialty stores today. 1. Green Asparagus is the traditional type of asparagus that can be found sold in bunches of either young thin […]

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