Food Fact: The Avocado

Consider adding avocado to salads, and not only on account of taste! Recent research has shown that absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants—lycopene and beta-carotene—increases significantly when fresh avocado (or avocado oil) is added to… More

Bee Colonies Declining | What Foods We’d Lose

 Honeybees are on a decline if you’re unaware.  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA’s internal research agency, is leading several efforts into possible Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) causes. Scientist are looking at four general categories for… More

My Sweet Butterhead Lettuce Salad

This past weekend I picked up a Butterhead lettuce from my local green market. They’re also known as Boston or Bibb lettuce. They’re pretty sweet. The Boston lettuce is similar to iceberg lettuce because they’re… More