What’s in Season

Have you ever wondered why some fruits and vegetables take better and seem fresher during certain parts of the year? Well eating locally grown produce and purchasing food during their designated seasons will help you gather the best-tasting fruits and veggies for all your dishes.

winter foods
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Available During Fall
Broccoli (although it can grow in year-round climates)
Broccoli Raabe/Rapini
Celery
Onions
Pears
Persimmons
Potatoes
Apples
Radicchio
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
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Me, Myself and Vegetarianism

tomatoSomehow in a house full of carnivorous people, who looked questioningly at vegetables as just garnish for their steak dinners, I have found myself living as a vegetarian for about six years. Often times I question how I even became a vegetarian while living on the outskirts of town next to cattle farms raised for meat and the dairy cows milked for freshly churned ice cream, but I managed to do so and I continue living a vegetarian to this day. The thing is that I didn’t do entirely on my own. Months of research in books about vegetarianism, articles online, documentaries about where our food comes from and conversations from other vegetarians helped me safely transition into a life without meat. Continue reading “Me, Myself and Vegetarianism”