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?!”

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”

A Poem About Pomes

This is a poem…a poem about pomes…another type of fruit…that I can’t wait to bring home… Sorry, the words “poem” and “pome” are too similar that I couldn’t resist. But what are pomes? Pomes are those fruits that have a relatively hard flesh surrounding a central core of seeds, fruits such as apples and pears.Continue reading “A Poem About Pomes”

The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?

So are pumpkins merely for setting by your door every Halloween…and perhaps using a can of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie every Thanksgiving? Actually no…they have far too much nutritional value to keep on the back burner…or out of your oven… Pumpkins are actually packed with vitamins and minerals such as…       1.Antioxidants.…Pumpkins containContinue reading “The Great Pumpkin…and What’s So Great About It?”

Pumpkins…The Which

Ghosts and goblins, squash and pumpkins Found on every aisle As the shippers rush home with their treasures Hear the whispers, see the costumes Sitting there on display… And above all this bustle you hear     Halloween, Halloween… It’s creepy time in the city. Hslloween, Halloween… Soon it will be Halloween.   City sidewalks,Continue reading “Pumpkins…The Which”

Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You

We all know what berries are…those small, soft, round, brightly colored fruits that make the produce section actually seem more inviting…juicy The varied taste, colors, and textures of berries makes themĀ one of the most popular fruits. The gamut runs fromĀ black currants to grapes…blueberries to gooseberries…cranberries to gooseberries…grapes to goji berries…and so on and so forth.Continue reading “Have a Berry, Berry Christmas and a Happy New You”

The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”