Posts by Kristina Zelenski

Watermelon & Berries. I am berry confused.

With the time of daylight getting a bit longer each day, school getting ready to end and the temperature becoming less chilly, I know it is getting close to summer time. Boiling temperatures while we go berry picking, mixed with a cool pool and chilled watermelon is something my children, and myself, long for beginning…

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Swiss Chard, A Nutritious Rainbow

Mangold or Swiss chard 'Rainbow' leaves isolated on white

“Deja vu! I’ve done this before!” This was my reaction when I went looking for pictures of Swiss Chard. Is this Rhubarb? Nope, but I can see how it could be mistaken for it. Maybe you have done the same. They both have long stalks and large leaves at the top but Swiss Chard has…

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Rambutans, Not Sweet Gum Balls

rambutan fruits isolated on white background

As a child growing up in southern central United States, I remember riding my bike and walking along the sidewalk just to slip on a sweet gum ball that had fallen from the sweet gum tree. Those spiky balls were not as bad when they were green but once they had turned brown; OH MY…

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What a beautiful fan. Nope, it’s Rhubarb.

Bunch of fresh picked organic rhubarb isolated on white background

As a child, probably younger than 8, I remember visiting my great aunt’s house in Utah with my mother. As we were about to leave, I watched my mom take some scissors and cut down a few of the long red stalks with huge leaves on the top that were lining my aunt’s driveway. My…

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Playing with Papayas

Papayas

How do I know if a papaya is ripe or still green? Are there papayas that are always green on the outside and I just have to wait till they are squishy? How do I ripen a green papaya? Will they ripen in the Fridge? These, and similar questions, have been the topics of discussion…

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Halibut

A master chef begins cuttin gup a massive Halibut for filets.

Halibut. I had not heard of this type of fish till we were in one of our meetings at GoFresh. One of the salespeople mentioned that it was almost halibut time* and I was intrigued. What is “Halibut Time”? I’ve learned that halibut is only available for a short period once a year. And Oh…

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Muskmelon? Cantaloupe? Who are you?

Muskmelon

Being frugally natured, I like to try and purchase my produce in season because supposedly it is less expensive that way. I went online to remind myself what fruits and vegetables will be coming out in the next few months and stumbled across a lot of produce that I had never heard of before. The…

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“I’m not a vampire. What is a blood orange?”

blood orange

I love grapefruit, especially when it is ruby red and doesn’t need a sprinkle of sugar. So Yummy, I just love it! Recently someone asked me, while I was cutting into my grapefruit, if I was eating a blood orange. I thought to myself, “I’m not a vampire. What is a blood orange?” Michelle at…

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Radicchio is not Ridiculous

red cabbage radiccio isolated on white

Think of the person you know that loves using puns even though most of the time they are not very good, at all. Well, this just happened. “I can speak Spanish.” “Really. I was not aware.” “My arm is ‘a Brussel Sprout-o’” “No. No. The correct word is ‘a brazo’. You’re ridiculous.” “But at least…

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Winter Squash?

Butternut squash isolated on white background

Hello! This is GoFresh. How can I help you today? I would like to order some Winter Squash. Winter Squash… Winter Squash…. What?   Have you ever heard that term? Apparently, it is a common produce term. Now it is not the name of one particularity type of squash but a variety of squashes that…

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