The Power of Produce During Cold and Flu Season

Produce Box

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates In my Local Pumpkin Produce Box this week I have fresh garlic, ginger, and onions. I was thinking about all the ways to use these aromatics and I thought of cold and flu season. I love a natural remedy to prevent and fight…

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Creamy Spring Garlic Dressing

Creamy Spring Garlic Dressing

This salad dressing is the reason I look forward to spring garlic season. Spring garlic can be used in most recipes in place of mature garlic. My favorite way to use this milder form of garlic is to let it shine in this creamy dressing. It’s pairs excellently with steak on a salad. I also…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Part 2

Grilled cabbage steaks

Are you stirring your brine and flipping your brisket? Good. Now let’s talk sides!  Okay, just one side but it’s the most important side. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my family loves cabbage. LOVES. I think one of the things I’ve done right with cabbage for my family is that I…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Part 1

BRINE SPICES

You may remember my Reuben Skillet post from last year. I shared that I’m an avid St. Patrick’s Day celebrator and that every year my family looks forward to my brined brisket, a.k.a. corned beef. Well, TODAY is brisket brining day! The brisket is supposed to brine for 10 days. But I always look at…

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Why I Use Local Pumpkin Produce Box. A customer’s Journey Back To Health.

Everyone wants the best for their family’s health. Amber, a customer who has been a Local Pumpkin customer for three years, told us her story about eating whole foods, with the help and convenience of Local Pumpkin’s online shopping and home delivery. Amber’s family would agree with the statement “Food is Medicine”! Local Pumpkin’s produce (local and organic)…

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Autumn Chopped Salad

autumn salad

I’m a fan of a big, fresh salad for dinner. Sometimes I just need that. Especially in the summer when it’s too hot to cook (and then eat) something warm. But salads for dinner don’t have to be just a summer thing. Occasionally I need something fresh to break up all the heaviness of winter…

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Curried Chicken Salad

I looove chicken salad. Its a newer love but since embracing the ease of chicken salads, I can’t get enough. I always like to have leftover chicken in the fridge. Which makes whipping up a chicken salad a breeze! It can be a quick lunch or dinner and it’s great for lunch boxes! This chicken…

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Health Benefits of Eating Eggplant

Eggplant, aka aubergine, is part of the nightshade family. It comes in many varieties, sizes, shapes, and colors. It is thought to originate from India, grown first as an ornamental plant, and was brought to American by Thomas Jefferson in the 18th century. Eggplant is most famous in ratatouille, eggplant parmesean, eggplant pizzas (a favorite at our house),…

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The Bitter Cucumber Trick + Vinegar Cucumbers

local cucumbers

Have you ever bitten into a gorgeous fresh cucumber only to find it’s bitter? I hate that. BUT I have the trick for that. A few years ago Marisol from Alvarez Farms told us about this trick. I don’t know how it works but it does! It looks silly and it doesn’t make sense but…

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Peaches vs. Nectarines + Tips for Storing

I eagerly await peach and nectarine season every year. Not only do I eat as many as possible during the season, I freeze peaches for enjoyment through the winter. Peaches/ Nectarines are in my top 5 favorite fruits for sure – maybe even my top 2. What is the difference between a peach and a nectarine?…

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