Make Mine a Tall

But there are times when the smallest cup just won’t do… And there are times when the smallest pumpkin in the PSL just won’t do either… So let’s take a look at the tall menu… This is the size pumpkin typically used to carve Jack o’ Lanterns, and if you’ve carved your share of theseContinue reading “Make Mine a Tall”

Peter Piper Pumpkin Picker

So this is the one and only time all year that all of us, or perhaps most of us at least, buy a pumpkin. But how many of us would actually recognize the Great Pumpkin if we actually did see it? 1.Passion…Halloween should be as fun as possible for your entire family. Don’t be like the ladyContinue reading “Peter Piper Pumpkin Picker”

The Other PSL

By now if you’re anything like me, you’ve already spent half a paycheck on PSL’s, and your Starbucks membership has jumped from silver to platinum, completely hurdling over silver status. But today I want to talk to you about another trend of this season…the other PSL…   …the Pumpkin Sales Lot… The first time thatContinue reading “The Other PSL”

Pumpkin…The Why?!

Pumpkin is not only a highly low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that is rich in vitamins and minerals, but also help you have a healthier complexion, healthier hair, and more energy. So let’s take a look at the specific nutritional level of pumpkin and how eating more pumpkin could be beneficial for diabetics… First, a few nutritional facts…Continue reading “Pumpkin…The Why?!”

Pumpkin Seeds…The What

Pepitas actually differ from regular pumpkin seeds in that they have tender, greenish, soft shells unlike regular pumpkin seeds. “Pepita” is the Spanish word for pumpkin seeds, but true “pepitas” are very different from what comes out of your traditional jack-o-lanterns. The word “pepita” in Spanish actually means “little seed of squash”, These edible seeds of pumpkins and certain other cultivars of squashContinue reading “Pumpkin Seeds…The What”

Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon

      Watermelons…those melons with a mid- to dark green rind that is usually mottled or striped…sweet, juicy flesh that is usually deep red to pink…and many black seed…(unless you’re smart enough to be one of the 85% of us who bypass the seeds altogether by buying seedless watermelons)…have been the delight of manyContinue reading “Gotta Get a Lotta Watermelon”

Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew

Intro We all know what a honeydew is…that green thing over by the cantaloupe…but do you know what nutritional benefits it offers and what health benefits arrive from eating it? Let’s take a look… ***************** Nutritional Value Even though a honeydew is 90% water, the melon still packs a great punch… Calories…64 calories per cupContinue reading “Honey Boo-Boo Should Have Eaten Honeydew”

Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope

We all pretty much know what a cantaloupe is by now…in fact, the melons that I am going to be talking about in the next few posts are all very familiar to us by now—cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon. But I’m gonna ramble on about these types of melons anyway…starting with the cantaloupe. Cantaloupes are easilyContinue reading “Can’t Put a Cantaloupe Into an Envelope”

Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos

The fourth category of fruit, the pepo category, consists of those fruits have multiple seeds throughout the flesh or grouped together in the center….mostly melons. So I thought that this would be a good time to talk about the menagerie of  melons that you might see as you are hitting the fruit aisle with greatContinue reading “Let’s Take a Peep at Pepos”

Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange

Pretty much all of us already know what the citrus fruits are…lemons, limes, and oranges…duh… But do you know why you should be sticking them in your grocery cart and actually eating them instead of simply setting them out on your counter because they look pretty. First of all, what makes a citrus fruit aContinue reading “Orange You Glad You Bought An Orange”