Peter Piper’s Peppers

Peppers have a lot going for them. They’re low in calories and are loaded with good nutrition. All varieties are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fibre. Plus, the spicy ones liven up bland food, making it more satisfying. Peppers…

The Humble Onion

The humble onion is as indispensable to the culinary arts as butter or eggs—or for that matter, knives or plates. It’s the rare food that can be sweet, savory, pungent and aromatic all at the same time, but that’s what onions do. In…

Asparagus Defined

The name for asparagus — a member of the lily family — comes from the Greek word meaning “shoot” or “sprout.” Now widely cultivated throughout the world, this regal vegetable is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago in the…

Carrots Are Good For More Than Your Eyes!

Carrots are root vegetables that were first grown in Afghanistan around 900 AD. Orange may be their best-known color, but they also come in other hues, including purple, yellow, red, and white. Early carrots were purple or yellow. Orange carrots…