Veggie Spotlight: Watercress

  A member of the brassica or cruciferous family, watercress is one of the oldest leafy vegetables known to be consumed by humans. The  “Father of Western Medicine”, famous Greek physician Hippocrates built the worlds first hospital in Kos, Greece next to a stream so that watercress could be grown nearby and be on hand…

Veggie Spotlight: Sorrel

Sorrel is a tangy summer herb with leaves similar in size to spinach but with a distinctive lemony taste. It was introduced to North America from Europe, Asia & Scandinavia where it has a long culinary history. Many different countries have a tradition of using sorrel in their ethnic dishes. From spanakopita in Greece to…

Veggie Spotlight: Cucumbers

Including cucumbers as a part of your regular diet can help improve your health by providing a number of nutrients often deficient in a North American diet. Cucumbers contain vitamins K, C & B vitamins as well as manganese, copper, potassium and several polyphenol that may help to reduce your risk of developing serious disease.…