While black currants are sold year-round frozen, dried, and in juice and syrup forms, you can get them fresh at farmers' markets and specialty foods stores in the summer. Look for berry clusters that are plump and mold-free, with a subtle berry aroma.
High in protein, quinoa is a good source of calcium, phosphorous, iron, vitamin E and several B vitamins. Leeks, which often retain sand in their tight layers, require thorough cleaning. Cut off and discard the roots, and slice the leek in half lengthwise. Fan the layers open, ...read more