Orchard Fresh Blog
May 15, 2012
Strawberry season is officially here! For a few weeks now my husband and I have been "sneaking" up to the patch with our boys just to snitch a few of the early berries. Do they ever taste good!
Our two-year-old delights in running up and down the rows and gobbling up anything with a hint of red and sometimes even the white ones. Our four-year-old has more refined tastes and picks the ripest ones. It's so much fun to watch them delight in these delicious berries.
May 11, 2012
It's asparagus season! Thankfully this uniquely flavored vegetable has a pretty long season in Pennsylvania - from April to June. It seems like everyone has their favorite way of preparing asparagus, so we asked our Facebook fans how they liked to eat asparagus. Little did they know, their recipe suggestions would be featured on our blog! Here's what they said...
April 12, 2012
Asparagus is here! And I'm sure glad-- after surviving an entire winter on frozen veggies and imported salad greens I'm thrilled to have something green, fresh, and local to eat! (Asparagus doesn't get much more local then having it grow right in your own " front yard" or "field"). This veggie is so tasty I got to wondering-- why not eat it for every meal? Here is my recipe...
April 5, 2012
After recently purchasing a box of assorted steaks, roasts and ground beef, I have embarked on an adventure to learn to prepare cuts of meat I've never cooked before. On Monday, between the summer-like temperatures outside and the fact that the first of Weaver's Orchard's asparagus had just been harvested, it seemed like the perfect time to grill some of our steaks! We made New York Strip Steak and asparagus according to the recipe below...
March 2, 2012
I've been craving raw vegetables this winter, and sometimes traditional leafy green salads get a little bit boring. Plus, I'm always trying to work herbs like parsley and dark green vegetables like kale into my diet. So I adapted this recipe from a recipe shared by one of our teachers during one of our cooking classes this past summer.
February 9, 2012
The Big Game Sunday is almost here! I always look forward to this party in February but not necessarily just for the football--I'll admit it--I anticipate the scrumptious food and the party (my dad is awesome at whipping up decadent treats)!
December 7, 2011
My family has decided to do something different for the holidays this year: we plan to exchange only gifts that are edible. Yum! We're always looking for ways to keep costs down during the holidays and often like to share homemade gifts like granola or jam, favorite blends of coffee or cards with some new favorite recipes. Now we're just taking it to a new level and focusing all of our gifts around things you can eat.
November 29, 2011
I recently came across the book "Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Eat Right to Get Healthier, Look Younger and Add Years to Your Life." According to the author's website, "Joy Bauer MS, RD, is America's favorite and most trusted nutrition expert. Her mission is to improve the health of our nation; she believes it's never too late or too early to reap the benefits of healthy living."
November 23, 2011
Our meat department manager, Dave Howe has been working hard the last few weeks to coordinate getting the freshest local turkeys available for your Thanksgiving meal! Dave has some great tips on how to cook the perfect fresh turkey.
November 15, 2011
Over the years, I've come to love many of the recipes my family cooks for Thanksgiving. While I do have many favorite recipes I'd never want to replace, I've enjoyed spending the holidays with my husband's family and learning their cooking secrets and favorite recipes. I've shared a few of my family's favorite recipes, as well as some newly acquired recipes
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