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Apples and Carrots and Pears, Oh MY!

February 7, 2012

While I could easily write an entire blog about The Wizard of Oz, today’s post is not about that (I know, I’m as heartbroken as you). It is, however, about one of my other favorite things, PRODUCE!!!

If you’ve ventured into the store lately . . . or follow us on Twitter . . . or “Like” us on Facebook (hint, hint) . . . you’ll notice that our all-organic produce section is expanding. Our sweet potatoes keep selling out in their first 24 hours (and rest assured: they’re constantly “on order”). We also currently have in stock: cabbage, garlic, ginger, butternut squash, acorn squash, white potatoes, carrots, onions, avocados, gala apples, and our newest acquisition, BOSC PEARS!

We already talked in a previous post about The Importance Of Organic, so I thought I’d talk a little today about why our new organic pears are fantastic. Pears are loaded with fibre, which makes for a healthy digestive tract – something we all can appreciate. They’re also full of vitamin C, K, and copper. They’re a great immune boost this time of year, and they’ll help keep your heart in great shape . . . just in time for Valentine’s Day (womp womp . . . )

As with avocados and bananas, you can speed up the ripening process by putting them in a paper bag. And, something I just learned today, pears are considered hypoallergenic! Who knew?

Bosc pears in particular are great for cooking. Since I KNOW all of you will be rushing in to pick up your pears, I’ve linked some recipes and information from our favorite nutritionists below. As always, we keep our produce prices competitive. Come on in and check it out!

All About Pears from Margaux J. Rathbun

Butternut Squash Pear Soup from Joy McCarthy

And new to our nutritionist lineup, Toronto-based holistic nutritionist Elaine Brisebois of ilikerealfood.com She shares a Green Smoothie Recipe which can be made mango-, apple-, banana-, or PEAR-style. Check her out!

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  1. February 19, 2012 9:31 am

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