Gordo's Blog

JULY 4th, 2010

If you have decided to have some friends and family over for this July 4th holiday, here are some ideas for great food. Traditionally, grilling is a great way to celebrate and feed a crowd.  Ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs or ... Read It

JULY 4th, 2010

How will you spend this year’s Independence Day?  This week, I will offer tips for having a patriotic party.  Don’t be afraid to host a party, it will be easy with a little planning. First, pick a theme and location.  ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER VEGETABLES

Many of us wait with anticipation for the ripening of a home-grown tomato.  One of the joys of summer is the mouth-watering taste of a garden tomato. Tomatoes are actually considered a fruit.  They are high in the cancer busting ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER VEGETABLES

The most versatile summer vegetable I can think of is onions.  Sweet onions, like Vidalia are abundant in summer months.  Onions belong to the same family as garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots.  They are rich in thiosulfinates which exhibit antimicrobial ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER VEGETABLES

Today I want to look at sweet “bell” peppers.  These beautiful vegetables can be green, red, yellow or orange.  They have a very mild flavor. They are high in Vitamins C and A as well as folate.  Red bell peppers ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER VEGETABLES

Today let’s look at summer squash and zucchini.  They are considered a vegetable but are actually a fruit.  Be sure to eat the skin of the squash because it is high in nutrients.  Squash is a good source of Vitamin ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER VEGETABLES

Did you know that in the U.S., corn production is twice that of any other crop?  Wow, we grow a lot of corn in America!  We often think of corn as yellow but it can be found in a variety of ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER FRUIT

Today’s super fruit is blueberries.  Blueberries are in season May through October.   Blueberries top the list of foods high in antioxidants with the capacity to destroy free radicals.  They are a super fighter of such diseases as cancer and heart disease.  ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER FRUIT

The fresh fruit to enjoy today is cantaloupe.    Cantaloupe is packed with beta-carotene, this makes it an excellent source of Vitamin A.  Just one cup provides all the Vitamin A you will need for a day!  It is also a ... Read It

ENJOYING SUMMER FRUIT

The fruit I want to talk about today is watermelon.  Watermelons are available year-round but are more plentiful April through October. Watermelons are packed with Vitamins A, B6 and C.  They also contain potassium and have more Lycopene than any other ... Read It

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