Here’s a post from the American Heart Associations Garden Community
Blog that we wrote to promote National Garden Week.
Cooking with Fresh Produce
When harvesting produce from your garden use your senses! How does it smell – fragrant? How does it feel – firm and heavy? How does it look –bright and ripe? The produce will let you know when its ready to be picked. Your lucky taste buds get the rewards of the true meaning of vine ripe. Here are my favorite tips for storing, prepping and cooking up fresh produce.
How to Store Produce
How to Prepare Produce
How to Cook Produce
Asian: sesame oil, ginger, chili paste, rice wine vinegar
Mediterranean: olive oil, garlic, capers, lemon juice
Southwestern: vegetable oil, chili powder, cilantro, lime juice
American: vegetable oil, diced onion, parsley, salt & pepper
Let’s Get Cook’n !