Monthly Archives: June 2010
|June 30, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
With the 4th of July fast approaching (which means that the year is nearly halfway done – how did that happen?) I’m thinking about my holiday menu already. Yes, I love a good party and the 4th is a great time to gather with friends to celebrate our nation’s independence. What’s my ideal 4th menu? […] continue reading
|June 28, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Wow, all the talk about tomatoes recently… I couldn’t help but go get some the other day. The ones grown right here in Florida are ridiculously cheap right now so I stocked up on enough to get me through the rest of the week. Wanna see what I’ve made so far? Sure ya do… Open-Face […] continue reading
|June 25, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Behind the Scenes|
Okay, it’s confession time here. I happened upon my newfound love of gardening quite by accident. We had a meeting about the blog in which we discussed topics we thought would be fun, how often we should write, and what would spotlight Florida agriculture and FAPC members best. I thought that it would be interesting to […] continue reading
|June 24, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, FAPC, Farms, Produce|
We’re now in the very short Florida lychee season. I love lychees! They are delicious, with the texture of a peeled grape and the perfume of a rose. Mmmm… They are really interesting to look at also. I was happy to see FAPC member J & C Tropicals lychees in the grocery store the other […] continue reading
|June 23, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Florida tomatoes are in season right now and they are cheap. I was in my local Publix yesterday and saw they were on sale for .79 cents a pound this week! I had to pick some up. Because I bought way too many tomatoes, I had to come up with some ideas of how to […] continue reading
|June 23, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture|
Just a quick note to let you know that I harvested my first cherry tomatoes – both of them – this weekend! Here are some pre- and post-harvest photos: I must say that they were absolutely delicious! It was a warm morning so the tomatoes still had that sun-kissed taste even after a quick rinse […] continue reading
|June 22, 2010||Posted by admin under Advertising, Healthy Eating|
During a meeting with our Division Director and top management, looking for what’s “hot” to develop a marketing promotion for our Department, my Director said: “Let’s work on something related to the World Cup season”. Well, whatever that meant, we all got excited and I began my brainstorming immediately. Check out the neat things I learned during my […] continue reading
During a meeting with our Division Director and top management, looking for what’s “hot” to develop a marketing promotion for our Department, my Director said: “Let’s work on something related to the World Cup season”. Well, whatever that meant, we all got excited and I began my brainstorming immediately.
Check out the neat things I learned during my research:
- Vegetarian athletes have proven to be as successful as the ones that consume a regular diet.
- Special attention is needed for what you eat before and after a match.
Before the match:
- It’s recommended that the food you eat contains a low glycemic index (GI) value. Low GI foods facilitate the energy transfer in the cells and help release energy during effort.
- Florida fruits and vegetables such as: grapefruit, oranges, peaches, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, cabbage, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes and sweet corn have a low glycemic index value.
- Their high water content keep you hydrated, are easy to digest and doesn’t make you feel full or nauseated during the match.
After the match:
- Replenish the glycogen stores lost during the game by consuming high glycemic index fruits and vegetables like Florida watermelon and potatoes.
- Most important of all, PARENTS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS’ DIET.
I’m always thrilled every year the World Cup Soccer Games are held because it brings the world’s nations together transcending cultural, political, economic and language barriers. I’m planning to serve the delicious Florida watermelon and tropical fruits that are in season at my World Cup watch party at home. You can do the same! Add a healthy twist to your World Cup gatherings and consume our refreshing fruits and vegetables that are locally available.