Zucchini Spotlight

Welcome to this week’s Zucchini Spotlight! Zucchini is part of the squash family. Squash seeds have been found preserved in Mexican caves for over 10,000 years. They’re believed to have originated in Mexico and then spread to North, Central, and South America. Native Americans referred to squashes as one of…

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Strawberry Spotlight

Welcome to this week’s Strawberry Spotlight! The strawberry wasn’t really cultivated until the 18th century, and only the wealth enjoyed this “luxury” item until the mid 19th century. The railroad systems actually helped make the strawberry more popular because it would hold up long enough to be shipped to different…

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Tomato Spotlight

Welcome to this week’s tomato spotlight! Each week we have a new vegetable spotlight and associated recipe. A fruit disguised as a vegetable, there are literally hundreds of varieties of tomatoes. They’re part of the nightshade family along with peppers, potatoes, and eggplant. Although tomatoes are closely associated with Italian…

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Cucumber Spotlight

Welcome to this week’s cucumber spotlight! Each week we have a new vegetable spotlight and associated recipe. Cucumbers are believed to have originated in western Asia and parts of the Middle East. Cucumbers were mentioned in the Legend of Gilgamesh. This epic poem from 2100 BC is considered the earliest…

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