You Know It's Summer When the Watermelon's Are Ripe!
🍉Watermelons are a low calorie fruit that have a number of vitamins and minerals that can help fight inflammation and prevent a significant amount of illnesses.
🍉This specific melon is rich in antioxidants that fights free radicals in the body. One of the antioxidants is lycopene, it has amazing health benefits including the little known history of helping to prevent breast and prostate cancer.
🍉 Lycopene also has a greater than average ability to quench free radicals that cause damage to cells.
Zucchini can be a main dish too!
🥒Zucchinis have an assortment of names including Marrow by the British and Courgette by the French
🥒Zucchinis can range from 4 inches to the size of a baseball bat.
🥒They taste best when they are 5-8 inches long
🥒Most squash have seed and there is no exception with the zucchini they have large, tough seeds that should be removed unless prefered otherwise.
😎 I usually think of turnips as more of a winter vegetable, but last week I received a bunch of small, sweet, turnips and they were quite good eaten raw and sliced thinly onto a salad. 🥗
🌰 Turnips originally come from Russia, Siberia and the Scandanavian península. They are a member of the cabbage family and has round or top shaped roots, white skin with purplish or greenish crowns, and thin, green, hairy leaves.
🌰 They flourish in poor soils and keep well, making them traditionally popular with the poor. However, it’s valuable for its nutrients and medicinal and healthful qualities.
🌰 Raw turnips have a tangy flavor similar to a mild radish but are sweet when cooked. The root is high in Vitamin C.
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.