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Salsa out of a jar can get a bit boring, so spice things up with this simple, healthy & really tasty summer salsa recipe
1 cup finely chopped strawberries
1/4 cup finely chopped & peeled avocado
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded jalape√Īo pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss gently. Serve immediately.
recipe courtesy of www.cookinglight.com
What's FRESH at the North Union Farmers Market? Strawberries and Broccoli! Visit our locally grown board in partnership with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Check out this great recipe for Strawberry Broccoli Salad.
What's FRESH at the North Union Farmers Market? Spring Greens! Check out our locally grown board in partnership with Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Check out this great recipe for spring green asparagus & arugula salad.
Opening Day isn't just for Baseball! The North Union Farmers Market returns on Saturday, April 12th at Crocker Park. What's in season now? Fresh greens! Check out this amazing recipe for Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta and Candied Pecans!
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup of regular oats (quick or regular)
2/3 cups of apple sauce (can sub sugar)
1tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 cup of water (can sub milk or almond milk)
5tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
2+ mashed bananas (the more ripe the better)
¬Ĺ+ cup of raisins
¬Ĺ+ cup of walnuts
¬Ĺ cup blue berries
¬Ĺ cup cranberries
(Other dried or frozen fruits)
Heat oven to 350
Coat bread pan with cooking spray
Combine flour, applesauce, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl
Combine bananas, butter, vanilla, water, spices and fruit in another bowl
Combine both mixtures
Spoon into bread pan
Bake about 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean
We are happy to bring back Donita Anderson, finally the start of the outdoor markets at Shaker Square! ¬†The first market is 8 a.m. to Noon¬†on April 5. ¬†What's in season? Tender greens, such as kale and spinach, early spring plants and flowers, sheep shearings, at more! The tender greens have a lot of energy from the earth and the sun, and would go great in this fresh and delicious kale & spinach pesto, pinned to our "Locally Grown" board. ¬†Every week, we'll continue to pin more recipes with what's in season to our Locally Grown board, so be sure to follow us and re-pin your favorites!¬†To see the pin, click the picture below.
Speaking of energy, here is this week's Energy Saving Tips, from Cleveland Public Power - Count On It.. While cooking your tasty locally grown recipes, make sure you plan ahead-- make sure you have all the ingredients, and remove all ingredients for each recipe one at time, to save the escape of energy from leaving the refrigerator door open for long periods of time. It's simple, but every little difference counts.
Listen to this week's MP3 here:
Join us at the Shaker Square Market tomorrow, April 13 from 8 a.m. to Noon! ¬†We'll bring back the WAVE Food Wheel and a bunch of other prizes! ¬† This week we don't have an MP3, but as a continuation of last week's, spring flowers are in season-- so that's what we'll be focusing on this week. ¬†A great infographic about all seasonal flowers is below. ¬†You can find what else is "growin' on" at our Pinterest by clicking it!
To save on energy while preheating, make sure you time your preheating period accordingly-- 5 to 8 minutes should be plenty of time.