Food for thought

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The cost of goods keeps increasing while the cost of living continues decreasing. The price of food is at its highest in recent memory. Based on market research the average cost of a loaf of bread in 1930 9 cents, 1940 10 cents, 1950 12 cents, 1960 22 cents, 1970 25 cents, 1980 50 cents, 1990 70 cents, 2008 $2.79….. you get the picture, food is not getting any cheaper. Many of us have felt the financial (and other) consequences of dining out on a daily basis and before you know it our food budget is blown before the end of the week.

Eating in the season could be a method to the madness; I know it has helped me stretch my food budget a bit more these days.  Eating foods that are in season is fresh and affordable. My family looks forward to eating something different that the same stuff day in and day out simply because it’s in the budget.

Here is a list of foods that are in season January through March.

Beets, Turnips, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Spinach, Baby Arugula, Greens, lettuces, Strawberries, Asparagus, Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Sweet Potatoes, Radishes (Herbs: Fennel, Cilantro, Parsley)

If you need a recipe click on the link below. This is one our favourite blogs to go to.

http://texasfarmersmarket.org/category/farmers-market-recipes 

 

 

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