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Some of the best snacks and treats don’t come with any wrapper but are good to go straight from nature. 

Lady Alice brand Apples (  is a new variety of fruit from Washington State that has a gorgeous pink and yellow blush and a juicy, delicious sweet-tart taste. The Lady Alice makes the perfect out of hand snack when you are hungering for something sweet and satisfying. Slices go great with a glass of wine and a slice of your favorite cheese as a special treat. And these are the perfect size for adding to kid’s lunch boxes. Because its flesh is slow to turn brown once the apple is cut, Lady Alice is the preferred choice for using in salads. Peak availability in your grocer’s produce department now through May.

Lady Alice brand Apples – Gotta Love It!



Since February celebrates National Heart Month, what better way to incorporate more fresh and delicious foods into your daily menus than using recipe suggestions  from  “The Best of Rose Reisman: 20 Years of Healthy Recipes” (

This compilation of leading Canadian nutritionist  Reisman’s most creative recipes range from Thai Pizza and Italian Omelette with Tomatoes and Feta to brunch-worthy Fish Fajitas with Corn and Black Bean Salsa and a killer Lobster Mac and Cheese. This volume is beautifully illustrated and every recipes includes a special Rose’s tip section offering suggestions for variation.

The Best of Rose Reisman, 20 Year of Healthy Recipes – Gotta Love It!

leafy greens

Another great food reference book has crossed our desk, the very informative and well researched “Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook” by Susan Sampson (

There are well rounded, interesting profiles on more than 60 different fresh produce items included under the “leafy greens” umbrella, along with selection, storage, nutritional information and serving suggestions. In addition to the more commonly known leafy greens such as bok choy, napa cabbage and collard greens, this wonderful directly also introduces the reader to more exotic choices such as nettles, scapes, yo choy sum and Houttynia.

The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook by Susan Sampson – Gotta Love It!



fresh BHG

This is the time of year when local Farmer’s Markets really start to blossom as spring’s bounty of asparagus, strawberries, artichokes, peppers and other wonderful produce items are available in abundance. What better way to get inspired than by picking up a copy of the newly released Better Homes and Gardens Fresh Cookbook, recipes for enjoying ingredients at their peak.

There’s a great fresh produce primer at the back of the book and 300 recipes earmarked by season ranging from salads and side dishes to shortcakes and pizza perfect for brunch. Fresher is always tastier and better and the new “Fresh” from Better Home and Gardens proves it!

The new Better Homes and Gardens “Fresh” Cookbook – Gotta Love It!