Lakewinds Blog

Making the Most of Citrus Season

By Katie Volney on February 15, 2016 0 Comment
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Citrus season is at its peak and the benefits of these fruits (most are high in antioxidants and fiber) are hard to beat. Our produce experts have put together a few easy, unique ideas for using citrus, beyond a side dish for lunch or breakfast.   Salad dressings and salsas With juices that easily pair […]Read More »

DIY Gifts from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on December 3, 2015 0 Comment
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Tis the season for gift giving, and what better way to show you care than with gifts made by hand from the co-op! These DIY gifts save packaging waste and include inexpensive, organic ingredients. You’ll need: Quart wide-mouth mason jar ¼ pint mason jar 3 cups bulk popcorn 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion […]Read More »

Grilled Cheese & Homemade Tomato Soup: The Perfect Comfort Food for Fall

By Amy Haggerty on September 24, 2015 1 Comment
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Guest Post by Katie Parker of Veggie and the Beast With the arrival of chilly evenings and cooler weather, I’m craving comfort foods. Warm soup and a hot sandwich hit the spot. Personally I love that ultimate combo—homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. With local tomatoes and fresh basil in season at your […]Read More »

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

By Jill Holter on July 6, 2015 1 Comment
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It’s easy to become overwhelmed with summer’s bounty of produce. Trying to use it all before it goes bad or come up with creative ways to enjoy it all can prove to be a daunting task. An easy way to extend a food’s shelf life AND take its flavor profile to interesting and delicious places, […]Read More »

Co-op Adventure Guide

By Amy Haggerty on June 25, 2015 0 Comment
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There’s no better time to explore the co-op than during the summer and fall harvest months when local produce and products are at their peak. Make a morning or afternoon discovering new gems with the whole family following this co-op treasure hunt. The family can tackle this list together or divide into teams. Use your […]Read More »

DIY Recipes for Grilling Season

By Jill Holter on May 15, 2015 0 Comment
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With grilling season upon us, skip the bottled and boxed rubs, marinades and flavorings. Less packaging, less questionable ingredients, better flavor. Most items here can be purchased from the bulk aisle, saving money and allowing for personalization of each recipe. A simple change from regular salt and pepper, these items will take your grilled meats, […]Read More »

Slow Cooker Broth

By Jill Holter on November 24, 2014 1 Comment
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Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator If the idea of making homemade broth from leftover poultry bones seems daunting, why not put your hardest working kitchen tool to work for you? Thanksgiving yields some delicious turkey trimmings. Surely there are herbs and vegetables leftover in your kitchen as well. If you don’t […]Read More »

Jump Start Spring in Your Kitchen – Grow Your Own Sprouts!

By Amy Haggerty on April 2, 2014 0 Comment
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If  you are like me, you are anxiously awaiting the fresh green color of spring. Since I’m a little low on patience levels at this point, I decided to add some fresh green inside my home by growing sprouts!  Small but mighty, sprouts pack an enormous nutritional punch for their size–with all containing high levels […]Read More »