Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Foodie Friday

How to tell where your produce comes from:
Did you know that those tiny little stickers with the PLU numbers that you peel off of your apples are not only used as an inventory tool at the grocery store, but can actually give you, the buyer (and eater) some information about how it was grown?

Conventional produce has a 4 digit PLU.
Example: 2069

Organic produce has a 5 digit PLU that begins with a 9.
Example: 92436

Genetically modified produce has a 5 digit PLU that begins with an 8.
Example: 82033

Recipes from Blogland:
Spring Tabouleh - 101 Cookbooks
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip - 28 Cooks
Meyer Lemon Grain Salad (I've had some of the Trader Joe's Harvest Grain Blend
on my shelves for ages), Homemade Magic Shell Ice Cream Sauce - The Kitchen
Asparagus with Fried Egg & Parm - Serious Eats
Spinach and Orzo Salad, Tube-Shaped Pasta w. Wild Mushrooms, Roast Tomato Sauce- Simply Recipes
Roasted Tilapia - Kalyn's Kitchen
Panna Cotta - Design*Sponge

Freezing individual portions of thick sauces
Storing fresh leafy herbs


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  1. Thanks for this good info. I thought it was impossible to trace GMOs since they have been in our ag system for so long.

  2. wow--that's great info! Thanks!