Tag: Community Service

What’s In Season: Eat Local, Eat Smarter~Grilling Vegetables

What’s In Season: Eat Local, Eat Smarter~Grilling Vegetables

Ah. . . . It’s really starting to feel like Spring! And it’s supposed to be another beautiful day here in the Sierra Foothills. This past weekend we were out doing some much need yard work and…

Introducing: What’s In Season? Eat Local, Enjoy Smarter Living

Introducing: What’s In Season? Eat Local, Enjoy Smarter Living

I try and pay attention to foods that are in season as much as possible. When the weather is nice, during the spring and summer months I try and visit our local Farmer’s Market as much as possible; not only for the fresh fruits and vegetables but to support our local farmers and community. It’s always fun to get tips and suggestions from our local farmers.  There are times though when I can’t get to the Farmer’s Market but still want to buy those fruits and vegetables that are in season.

So when I came across this widget, from this website that helps you figure out what’s in season where you live, I knew I had to include it in Noel’s Kitchen Tips. I find the community I live in really enjoys buying fresh local foods and I wanted to share with all of you. I’m blessed to live in a state that has some amazing fruits and vegetables.

I’ll be creating a link on the right side of the homepage so you can find this resource easily and tips and recipes on what’s in season and how you can eat local and enjoy smarter living. Stay Tuned!

PS: Here’s a peek at what’s in season for late March here in California:

LATE MARCH

Apples, Asparagus, Avocados, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Fennel, Grapefruit,Halibut, Pacific, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Oranges, Pistachios, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabaga, Scallions,Shrimp, Pink, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnips

School’s Free Breakfast Program-Should It Be an Option to Our Kids?

School’s Free Breakfast Program-Should It Be an Option to Our Kids?

I read an interesting article online this morning. It was an article about local moms with children in a Chicago Public School responding to School Breakfast in Classrooms. One mom was…

BBQ Battle For A Cause

BBQ Battle For A Cause

  Cooking for a cause is always enjoyable for me.  In our local events section, I read that tonight, The United Way of Nevada County’s 4th Annual BBQ Battle is happening. It’s being held at 5pm…