The warm weather is finally here! I felt like the winter was never going to end. It feels so good to see the sun shine and soak up Vitamin D. Now is the time to enjoy all of the varieties of fresh vegetables and leafy greens that are now available. Penn’s Corner Farm Stand has so much beautiful produce to choose from, and it warms my heart. Nothing gets me as excited as good food does.
Have you ever tried Dandelion greens? If you haven’t, you are really missing out! Some people think they are too bitter, but I love them! Growing up, I always ate the Dandelion greens from my grandma’s garden. There’s nothing like fresh greens cooked or raw. I will say that I only eat the dandelion greens cooked. They are a little bitter for me when eaten raw, but I use a simple recipe that takes the bitterness away and makes for a great addition to any dish. Be sure to check out the recipe, Fries and Greens to see how I make a delish quick dinner. Greens have so many amazing benefits for our body, so I try to incorporate greens into every meal. The dandelion greens provide protein, iron and are rich in vitamin C! Greens also provide roughage that our body needs to help keep our digestive tract healthy.
Eating healthy is never boring! One of my favorite foods that I love eat are parsnip fries. This delicious root vegetable is a healthy alternative to the fast food version. Parsnips are great to snack on during the day, I often pack them with me when I am on the go, with some hummus or nut butter. Be sure to check out Penn’s Corner Farm Stand now and take advantage of all the beautiful produce that they have to offer. It’s fresh, real, whole, and local! What’s better than that?