Monthly Archives: November 2010
|November 24, 2010||Posted by admin under Uncategorized|
Not sure what to bring to the big Thanksgiving feast still? Here are some of Chef Justin’s recipes that are simple, fresh and tasty! continue reading
|November 19, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce|
There is a lot of fresh Florida produce on sale this week throughout many Florida stores. Look for either our logo or “Florida” to make sure you’re getting the right items! Click on the store name to locate the one nearest you! Albertsons: Tangerines, $4.00 for two 3-lb bags Yellow Squash/Zucchini, $1.29/lb Bravo Florida: Oranges, […] continue reading
|November 19, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, FAPC, Farms, Horticulture|
It still amazes me how Florida, being a state with a tropical climate, has the ability to grow Christmas trees. Am I biased because I work with the Christmas tree industry? Of course I am, especially when I hear the stories from our Christmas tree farmers that grow trees for passion or because it is […] continue reading
|November 17, 2010||Posted by admin under Advertising, Agriculture, Events, News|
The Publix on Aloma Avenue in Winter Park will have its Grand Opening on Thursday, November 18 at 8:00 a.m. The store address is 2295 Aloma Avenue, east of Lakemont and west of Semoran/SR 436. It is actually a grand reopening of the Publix that has been there for years, but with a complete makeover. I had […] continue reading
|November 17, 2010||Posted by admin under Agriculture, Farms, News|
Have you ever heard of National Farm-City Week? The event, in its 55th year, begins the Friday before Thanksgiving and ends on Thanksgiving Day. This year’s dates are November 19-25. The purpose of the event is to educate consumers and the media about the important role farming and agriculture play in our lives. Different counties and […] continue reading
|November 16, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Events, Produce|
Chef Justin will be a featured guest on the Lifetime Network’s TV Show, “The Balancing Act,” airing December 17, 2010 and January 6, 2011 at 7 a.m. “The Balancing Act” is an hour-long morning television program for women, which provides educational and entertaining segments to help them achieve success in every area of their life. […] continue reading
|November 15, 2010||Posted by admin under Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Produce|
Sage is a beautiful, silvery herb that is available here in Florida. It is believed that sage helps to stimulate the brain, increasing memory, concentration and reasoning. This is how the term sage came to mean “wise person”. Sage has also been known to whiten teeth, using it as a mouthwash to kill bacteria. Traditionally, […] continue reading
Sage is a beautiful, silvery herb that is available here in Florida. It is believed that sage helps to stimulate the brain, increasing memory, concentration and reasoning. This is how the term sage came to mean “wise person”. Sage has also been known to whiten teeth, using it as a mouthwash to kill bacteria. Traditionally, it has been used to treat canker sores, sore throats, bleeding gums and laryngitis. In parts of India, sage is used as an herbal toothbrush. I think we can all appreciate great smelling breath and clean teeth.
This little herb has a sharp, spicy scent that goes well with thyme, lemon and pine. The strong flavor goes a long way, so much that only a leaf is needed for cooking. Another benefit is that it is a digestive aid as well as an antioxidant when ingested because it relaxes muscles in the digestive tract. As sage dries, the flavor intensifies and can act as a preservative. This may be handy for some stomach relief during times of celebration when one tends to eat too much.
Sage has been proven to treat premenstrual cramps and high blood sugar. It has been used in countries like Germany to treat diabetes. Many studies indicate that sage acts as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral application. Sage has been found to be a diuretic, expectorant and an anti-inflammatory. This little plant has many benefits and a wide variety of uses. I find the fragrance associated with sage to bring back wonderful memories of eating with my family. It is definitely an herb you can feel good about.