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Fresh Asparagus Frittata

There's no better veg to accompany the early eggs of spring than tender, young asparagus, which is just starting to become available now in the northeast. The dish you want: a simple frittata. If you're restricting cholesterol, you can stick with the egg substitute as written in the recipe, but if you keep chickens, you can make this just as easily by swapping in six eggs.

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Kids in the Kitchen

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Jessica Connell, aka Ms. Jessica, is the Hannaford RD for Exeter and Portsmouth. She recently shared with us about her Kids in the Kitchen program. The class is for kindergarteners and up and runs twice a month in Exeter and once a month in Portsmouth. Each month, about 30 kids attend with an adult. 

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How to Start Eating Seasonally

Eating with the seasons isn’t a new idea of course—it’s what humans have been doing since our hunter-gatherer days. With the arrival of modern supermarkets, the requirement to eat whatever was growing or available at the moment waned. Now we can eat fresh peas and raspberries year ‘round, and the terms “winter” squash or “summer” squash hold little seasonal meaning when it can be purchased in the opposing season, but that doesn't mean that seasonal eating is a pointless exercise.

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Fresh, Baby Greens

Whether you're grabbing baby greens from the farmer's market or harvesting sprouts from your windowsill, this fresh and delightful salmon recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy those earliest spring greens.

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