I mentioned back in June that I planted a little salsa garden after talking to Chris Olsen about several aspects to gardening in Arkansas. It was going really well for a while there. I would eagerly check on my “babies” everyday. I enjoy the flowers and other plants I usually have in the summer but there was something different about growing what I would later consume. Unfortunately, the heat has been too much lately and my plants are looking really sad. However I did get a really fresh and tasty batch of salsa out of it. I’ve also used the basil and rosemary in several recipes. And I learned what I need to do differently next year. So I’d say my first experience as a gardener was positive.
To keep in line with the purpose of this blog, I also consulted an expert about whether or not fresh produce is healthier for you. I talked to Laura Quick, RD, LD, from the Health Management Center at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. Here’s our brief conversation: (more…)