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2018-05-01May 1, 2018

Examination of starch grains, from 30,000 year old grinding tools, suggests that flour was made from cattails and ferns by Stone Age cooks. Mixed with water and baked on a hard, possibly greased rock, it was more akin to hardtack than the modern hot cake, flap jack or crepe.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Leeks are the upper class relative in the onion family. Onions are considered to be more harsh, or even low-brow. Leeks have a more upscale appeal. The flavor is thought to be more subtle and sweet than the average onion.

 

2018-05-01May 1, 2018

As far back as Cave Man/Woman times raspberries have been eaten, as evidence show us by the remains of raspberry canes found in a variety of dig sites across Europe, Asia and North America. Of course this delicious fruit is still enjoyed today.

2018-03-29Mar 29, 2018

As you peruse the aisles of the farmers’ market this Spring, you may come across some stalks that look very similar to celery stalks but longer and a rich red color.

2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018

One of the oldest foods known to humans, the aristocratic artichoke has a very honorable history. Homer mentions the thorny vegetable as a garden plant, back in the 8th century B.C. In 300 B.C., the Greek philosopher Theophrastus wrote of artichokes growing in Sicily, consumed as a delicacy and as an aphrodisiac.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

March is one my favorite months at the farmers’ market. We still have lots of winter greens and citrus but we also start to see wonderful seasonal vegetables during March from green garlic to artichokes.

2018-02-27Feb 27, 2018

One of the oldest foods known to humans, the aristocratic artichoke has a very honorable history. Homer mentions the thorny vegetable as a garden plant, back in the 8th century B.C. In 300 B.C., the Greek philosopher Theophrastus wrote of artichokes growing in Sicily, consumed as a delicacy and as an aphrodisiac.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

The Tomato History has origins traced back to the early Aztecs around 700 A.D; therefore it is believed that the tomato is native to the Americas.

2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

The spoon was certainly the earliest and most significant eating implement used by people in ancient times. Antiquated spoons in China had a pointy end, used as a one pronged fork or knife.

2018-01-04Jan 4, 2018

Primitive mankind lived in harmony and in balance with nature. For a million years or more our nomad ancestors lived on a wide range of wild fruits, leaves and seeds.

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