posts tagged "fruits"

Simple Fruit Salad

Posted on May 21, 2009

My children love to have fruit salad as an after school snack.  I often serve it to them with organic yogurt, adding a bit of vanilla and agave nectar to the yogurt.

It’s just about fruit season here in Colorado and everything is starting to look luscious.  We have strawberries ripening on the plants in the front yard and peaches (still green) on our peach tree in the back.  Right now however, even though I’m harvesting mountains of kale and ... read more →

Dirty Dozen

Posted on May 17, 2007

-photo from Shai Barzilay

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a list of the one dozen fruits and vegetables highest in pesticides. These are best avoided unless purchased organic. Their dirty dozen includes, in alphabetical order:

apples
bell peppers (sweet)
celery
cherries
grapes
lettuce
nectarines
peaches
pears
potatoes
spinach
strawberries

With fruit season almost upon us, I hope this list is useful.

Fun Raiser

Posted on December 4, 2006

Some school fundraisers are very desirable –a true service to both the school and the people that buy into them. One such fundraiser is the satsuma sale at my children’s Waldorf school. I like to think of this sale as more of a fun raiser, than a fundraiser.

Every year, their school, Shining Mountain organizes the sale of delicious organic satsuma tangerines right before the winter holidays.

And every year, I buy cases and cases of these spectacular fruits for friends ... read more →