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What's the Catch? Wild-caught vs. Farm-Raised Salmon

Salmon has made a lot of waves in recent years for being a tasty fish with outstanding health benefits, and its high content in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids earns the approval of many health professionals. Salmon has also received a lot of buzz about where it comes from and how it’s produced; that is, whether it’s caught wild in open waters or raised in an enclosed farm. Ecologically-aware activists and health-conscious consumers aren’t letting this discrepancy swim by so easily, so let's dive into what separates wild-caught vs. farm-raised.

10 Ways to Cook Summer Squash (When You're Sick of Summer Squash)

Whether you're a CSA subscriber, a neighbor to a generous green thumb, or an avid gardener yourself, the long hot summer months come with a giant wave of summer squash. Zucchini, pattypan, zephyr, crookneck... any and all those mild-mannered, tender, brightly colored fruits make their way into stir fries, salads and hot casseroles - or else monopolize the crisper drawer of your refrigerator before eventually seizing a significant portion of your freezer.

The Vivacious Vidalia: 5 Ways

Vidalia Onions are known as a point of pride for our neighboring farmer friends. This vegetable, tag-lined by the phrase “If it’s not from Georgia, it’s not a Vidalia” was developed in Vidalia, Georgia, and only grows in - you guessed it - Georgia soil. Here are 5 summery recipes where the revered allium shines.

Sisterhood of the Trellising Plants: Corn, Beans & Squash

If you planted your summer garden early enough, it should be bursting to life right about now. You'll have rows of towering tomato plants, leafy basil perfuming the yard, and long green tendrils of cucumber plants reaching to latch on to just about anything. You may also have the trio of corn, beans and squash - which your nifty gardening how-to guide instructed you to plant together - but did you ever wonder why they grow so well together?

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Summer

Summer is the season for raw, cooling foods, refreshing salads, salsa and slaw. It’s also the grilling and barbecue season, where cooking is taken outside of the kitchen and served to a crowd, sometimes theatrically (yes, even before the fireworks!). Break out the pitcher of iced tea (we’ll take ours sweet, thank you), relax on the front porch, and enjoy the night air, whether it’s placid and calm or stricken with a wicked summer storm.

6 Steaks Perfect for Dad

Whether your dad the grill-master of the family or you're simply looking to treat your father to a homemade dinner this Father's Day, a tender, flavorful steak is a wonderful way to show your love and appreciation! There are dozens of cuts of beef, and quite a few of them are steaks... so which do you choose? Try all of these and you'll have an excellent grasp of the variety of taste & texture experiences that different muscle and fat structures create.

5 Recipes that Make Eggs Dinner-Worthy

It’s time to show everyone that eggs can go beyond the breakfast table! While it’s a staple to the morning routine of people all over the world, the humble egg seems to have lost its excitement at the dinner time, while other breakfast companions like pancakes, grits, and waffles are trending their way into our post-5 o’clock appetites.

Which Butter is Better? 6 Different Types to Try

Butter is the best, right? It's a pastel yellow, cool and comforting, velvety dream of an ingredient with the power to make pastries rise and sauces smooth. Without it, we have homemade cookies that crumble, plain popcorn at the movies, broken or thin sauces, and unflaky pie crusts. Not to mention the fact that our biscuits would be left (tragically!) un-buttered.

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Spring

Ah, springtime! At this time of year, we burst from winter hibernation to stretch our limbs as the dawn and dew begin to flaunt a now blossoming landscape. As the temperature rises, we shed our coats and boots, and begin to trade our soup spoons and mugs for salad plates and icy lemonade glasses. Spring in the South is but a small taste of summer weather - well before the hot and hazy dog days - and gives us our first exciting glimpses of summer produce as our rotation of tried-and-true winter veggie recipes comes to a close.

Lead the (Chard)ge!

The leafy green "Chard" is actually a variety of beet, and can go by several names like silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, seakale beet and Swiss Chard (although no one really know why this Mediterranean plant is called "Swiss").

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Winter

Winter is known for preserves. Canned vegetables, jars of pickles and jams, and dried beans are a great way to keep your cold-weather meals tasty and nutritious! Don't discount fresh winter veggies, though; light frosts make produce even sweeter. Here in the South, there are plenty of in-season, fresh vegetables coming to their peak in December, January and February.

The Rutabaga Rundown

I’m solid, starchy and round, and I grow in the ground. I can be served steamed, baked, boiled, mashed, roasted or chopped in a soup. I can survive in dark, dry storage for months, so I’m especially fit for winter months. Who am I?

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