Why We Love Rhubarb (And You Should Too!)

It’s more versatile than you think!

Easy to grow, yet easy to overlook. Many people shy away from rhubarb due to its tartness and confusion over how to prepare it. Once picked, rhubarb is easily stored in the refrigerator or can be frozen for future use. Check out these simple recipes for some great ideas on how to use rhubarb:

 

Super Berry! Five Reasons to Celebrate the Strawberry

Strawberries are more than just a sweet and tasty fruit. With strawberry season underway, consider adding these nutritious berries to your daily diet to reap all the health benefits:

 

1. Antioxidants

Strawberries are rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and polyphenols. Antioxidants are said to be protective against several diseases, including cancer and stroke. Polyphenols in particular help protect and repair cells in the body. Research has also shown that eating strawberries may play a role in lowering the risk of heart disease, specifically reducing cholesterol and blood pressure. Eat up!

summer fruit

 

2. Vitamin C

More About Acorns!

Acorns

Acorns by jacqueline-w, on Flickr

Our lovely friend Adrienne Percy sent me the following message:

I see you just posted something about acorns. If you would like, you can add that I (Adrienne Percy/TraditionWisdomModernKitchen) and local wildcrafter Laura Reeves (Prairie Shore Botanicals) put together this handout on how to harvest acorns, make acorn flour and how to use the flour for pancakes. There’s a bonus section on nettle too!

Domesticating Wild Edibles | Nourished Roots Family Farms

Keep the conversation going, friends! It’s going to be a long winter. Time to chat by the fireside and enjoy the fruit of our labours!

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Finally, here’s the recipe for the scrumptious sugar-free apple pie! You can find the recipe for the pie dough here.

 

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs pie dough (top and bottom)
  • 1 lbs apples
  • 8 oz unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel apples, optional.
  2. Slice and core the apples. Remove any brown/damaged bits.
  3. Toss apples with juice.
  4. Add cornstarch and cinnamon to apples. Mix well.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Place dough top on top. Crimp edges.
  7. Cut vent holes.
  8. Bake in preheated oven, at 350F for 45-60 minutes. Pie is baked when centre is bubbling and crust is golden brown.
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