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In Abundance

It’s the first season in which the fresh fruits & vegetables you eat are more likely to come from down the road than Chile or my near neighbor Mexico.
Since everyone is craving sun, shade & less kitchen cook time I thought I would list the delicious fruits & veggies you can expect to be out for noshing.

Fruits
Apricots
Honeydews
Mangoes
Oranges
Limes/Lemons
Pineapples
Strawberries

(Perfect curd making season!)

Vegetables
Artichokes
Asparagus
Broccoli
Corn
Green Beans (snap your own)
Pea varieties
Lettuces
Spinach

All these tasty things explain why salads & oven less cooking becomes so prominent during the spring & summer.

Question: What local fruits and vegetables are you looking forward to this spring?

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Healthy…Cookies?!

I found a cookie with less than 100 calories each, 3 g fat, 1g fiber & 2g protein… that’s chocolate chipped, chewy & made with real sugar! It’s from a Cooking Light magazine two years ago but I’ve made it, given the recipe to others & stand with it as a great go to cookie. It uses imperial measurements, but thankfully included american standard as well in ().

Chocolate Cherry Heart Smart Cookies
1½ oz (⅓ c) all purpose flour
1½ oz (⅓ c) whole wheat flour
(1½ c) old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
6 TBSP unsalted butter
(¾ c) packed light brown sugar
1 c dried cherries
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg lightly beaten
3 oz bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Weigh out flour or lightly spoon flour into measuring cup & level with a knife. Combine flours & oats, soda, salt in a large bowl. Whisk lightly until blended.
3. Melt butter over low, remove from heat & add brown sugar until melted smooth. Add sugar to flour & beat with a mixer on med until well incorporated.
4. Add cherries, vanilla, & egg; beat until combined. Blend chocolate by hand or on stir on the mixer for 30 sec.
5. Drop dough by the TBSP onto parchmant lined baking sheets 2″ apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 3 mins (almost firm). Cool remainder on wire racks.
Yields: 30 : 1 cookie serving size.

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