New this week:
Carrots: Have you ever heard it said that carrots improve your vision? Well, that may not be entirely accurate. During World War II, the British government had a secret new radar system that was dramatically increasing the percentage of Nazi bombers being shot down at night. Not wanting the enemy to find out, the British credited carrots with improving night vision of the defense gunners. The carrot story offered the Nazis a plausible explanation and helped distract attention from the radar system. Thankfully, it is true that carrots are high in beta-carotene which may help reduce the risk of cataract and macular degeneration. Not bad!
To store, cut the tops off and store in a plastic bag. Use them anyway you would your normal carrots.
Red Cabbage: This cabbage has a slightly sweet and peppery flavor. I can't wait to make some fish tacos with red cabbage slaw! Here is a recipe for red cabbage and carrot slaw.
Pick Your Own Shelling peas are the types of peas that need to be removed from their pods prior to eating. The easiest ways to cook freshly shelled peas are
(1) to boil or steam them;
(2) to put them in a pan with butter, salt and very little water, cover the pan and cook until done: they steam in that bit of liquid plus their own juices -- which combine with the butter to form a light sauce.
Golden Zucchini: is a beautiful variety of zucchini that can be used the same as regular zucchini, it just adds a brilliant color to your stir fry.