Simply Fresh Recipe Blog by Julie Wern

Julie Wern is a psychotherapist turned stay-at-home-mom turned health coach, cooking instructor, and food blogger. She is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the author of Holcomb Farm CSA’s Simply Fresh blog as well as a food and lifestyle blog, The Wholesome Gourmande. It is Julie’s passion to help individuals find their unique path to health without sacrificing joy and pleasure in food.

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By Julie Wern | October 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Parsnips It may look similar to a carrot and comes from the carrot family, but parsnips are quite a different vegetable.Because they have no beta-carotene, parsnips are white.However, they are still quite healthful, boasting impressive levels of dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C and calcium.It is argued that they are actually sweeter than …

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By Julie Wern | October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

End of Season Thoughts While it has proven to be a lot of work, I have really enjoyed writing the Simply Fresh blog for the past three years.  Needing to work up recipes has greatly challenged not only my cooking skills, but has taught me a tremendous amount about successful utilization of my CSA produce. …

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By Julie Wern | October 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Featured Item—Potatoes Did you know that potatoes have been around since 5000 BC and that North Americans are one of the largest consumers of potatoes in the world?In fact, Potatoes have been an essential crop for many countries.We can even thank the potato for partly populating the US. In the mid 1800s a huge wave …

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By Julie Wern | October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Curly Kale Kale, a member of the cabbage family along with broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussel sprouts, is what I call “King of the “H’s”: It is Hardy, Hearty, and Healthful.It actually gets sweeter in colder (even frosty) temperatures, does not lose its texture during prolonged cooking, is quite substantial and filling, and …

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By Julie Wern | September 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Sweet Peppers Sweet peppers are a general term for the variety of peppers that do not include the spicy ingredient Capsaicin.These include bell, cubanelle, wax, banana, pimento, sweet cherry, mild frying peppers, among many others.While the term sweet pepper technically includes mild green peppers, they are more often associated with the brightly colored red, …

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By Julie Wern | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Carrots Carrots are probably the most universally palatable vegetable.Even kids that won’t touch a green vegetable are typically not adverse to carrots.Sweet and crunchy when raw and even sweeter when cooked, carrots are definitely crowd pleasers. While most of us have grown up knowing only the large orange varieties, carrot varieties can actually vary …

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By Julie Wern | September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item–Watermelon Is there anything better than a slice of fresh, sweet, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day?I think not.I’ve felt so strongly about this in the past that until recently, I wouldn’t eat watermelon any other way.But slowly I’ve been giving up that perfect slice in order to explore new ways to eat …

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By Julie Wern | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Fresh Soybeans (Edamame) When I was young I lived in Japan and experienced a number of great culinary adventures.  My favorite experience, by far, was tasting edamame, the fresh boiled soybean dish flaked with pure sea salt—divine.  I loved the surprising “pop” of the bean as I squeezed it out of its shell and …

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By Julie Wern | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Featured Item—Sweet Green Peppers Sweet green peppers tend to get the shaft.They are often considered to play second fiddle to their older siblings, the bright red peppers that are the quintessential summer vegetable.But green peppers are a wonderful vegetable in their own right.In fact, green peppers are an essential ingredient in the “Holy Trinity” of …

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By Julie Wern | August 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Featured item—Tomatillos My love affair with tomatillos is fairly new, as the tomatillo and I were formally introduced only about 10 years ago.Before that, my amour was salsa verde, the tart, green, vibrant sauce you could find only in Mexican restaurants served as either a salsa or a sauce. I was a huge fan of …

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