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Commissary Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 73 January 2013 “Are You Ready for Some Produce”Hot Ads!! Featuring This Week:Jan 21-27, 2013 Focused on Fresh!Check out these HOT deals at Avocados “California” Fancy Lemons Peaches “Jumbo” Green PeppersFt. Riley Commissary Produce Avocados are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, Lemons are an excellent Peaches are very low in source of ascorbic acid. They saturated fat, Cholesterol and Green peppers are low in calories, have no fat and areDepartment! vitamin E, potassium and folate and are a good source of mono- have no saturated fats or cholesterol, but are rich in sodium. They are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and sodium-free and cholesterol- free, and an excellent source unsaturated fat. dietary fiber C, niacin and potassium. of vitamin C.Navel Oranges 150/4 LB Bags#71418 Sales! Sales! 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It has mild- 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1 yellow squash 1 zucchini ly sweet and watery flesh, and thin tender skins that can be left salt, pepper, additional spices - Tony’sYellow Squash on the fruit for many types of recipes. It was almost certainly domesticated in the eastern United States, although other vari- Canola oil for frying#71813 paper towels for draining ants of the same species were domesticated in Mesoamerica. The squash grows on vined plants reaching 2 feet to 3 feet in Directions: height that thrive in mild weather. It is well known as an item Slice the yellow squash and zucchini no more than 1/4 inch thick. You want them toHot House Tomatoes in American cooking, and is often used in recipes interchange- be able to cook quickly. Mix together 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, and your salt, pepper and spices with a fork. Beat an egg, and then add about 1/2 cup of milk. Mix#71921 ably with zucchini in which it is fried, microwaved, steamed, boiled, or baked. The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash together. After this, put a skillet on the stove, add about 1/4 cup of oil, and heat over medium high heat. For each piece, dip it in the milk and shake off the excess then dip Reminders for the Week which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less. Along with certain other it in the flour mixture and shake off the excess. Once your oil is hot and shimmering,1. Be sure to hang the Commodity/Weather Alert squashes, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo. Zucchini it’s time to start dropping in your coated squash and zucchini! Fry a couple minutes onwhere it is visible to all customers. Also, continue can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden zucchini, each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.to check market updates for the commodities is a deep yellow or orange color. Zucchini, like all squash, has its Broiled Grapefruitaffected by the recent weather conditions ancestry in the Americas. Ingredients2. Remember January is National Diet Month, let’s 4 grapefruithelp everyone with their diet resolutions. Texas Grapefruit 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon3. The “Potato Lover’s Contest”, displays must be The origin of the Grapefruit, also known by its Latin name, Citrus paradisii, has been 1 tablespoon white sugarup for at least 1 week between January 28 - a puzzle to historians and pomologists for years. The only citrus strain not found 4 teaspoons butterMarch 1, 2013. to have originated in Southeast Asia, the grapefruit was obtained in the West Indies Directions:4. The demo for January 26th will be fried around the 1700’s. Years later, research confirmed that grapefruit is a hybrid of a Preheat your oven’s broiler. Cut the grapefruits in half, and use a small serrated knifeyellow squash and zucchini. pummelo (citrus grandis), and the sweet orange (citrus sinensis).Originally known to cut out the sections in the halves. Spoon the sections and juice into a bowl, then5. Super Bowl is Sunday, February 3rd. Build as “the forbidden fruit”, it wasn’t until the 1800’s that a Jamaican farmer called scrape out all of the remaining thick skins and pulp. Spoon the sections from the bowldisplays to attract your customers for that the fruit “grapefruit” for the grape-like cluster in which it grows on trees. In 1823, back into the halves. This is best done one half at a time. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamonimpulse buy! grapefruit made its way to the United States in the form of seeds brought by either over the top of each grapefruit half, adjusting as you see fit. Dot with butter. Place the6. If you need POS material be sure to email me Spanish or French settlers to Florida. Eventually, grapefruit made its way to South halves on a cookie sheet. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until the butter is melted and sugarASAP with details of what you need and when Texas, most likely by visiting Spanish missionaries. The first commercial shipment of is starting to turn brown.you need it.7. Please remember to send pictures for the citrus – packed in onion crates – left the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas in 1920. It was about the time of the great stock market crash in 1929 when an ac- Did You Know? Houseplants are popular due to their aesthetic appeal and the touch of nature theymonthly picture review. cidental discovery of red grapefruit growing on a pink grapefruit tree gave rise to the bring indoors. Breathe deeper. During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide Texas Red Grapefruit Industry. In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s redder bud muta- “Your Commissary...It’s tions were found in numerous groves. Each new finding was named for the grower and release oxygen, which we need to breathe. Flowers such as gergera daisies and orchids release oxygen at night, so placing them in bedrooms can help you sleep Worth the Trip” who found it. The South Texas sub-tropical climate, fertile soil, and sunny weather better. Climate control. Plants release moisture, which is particularly important during work together to provide excellent growing conditions. Texas citrus growers carefully cooler months, when we are more likely to suffer from colds, coughs and dry skin due maintain crop quality through successful irrigation techniques, growing conditions and to low humidity. English ivy and Boston ferns are good candidates to help you avoid extensive research. Texas grapefruit is tree-ripened and hand-picked to ensure the best these weather-related issues. Improve your mood. Research has shown that plants have quality possible. After picking, area shippers wash, inspect, grade and hand-pack the a calming effect and may even lower blood pressure and help combat depression and fruit. It’s then shipped to supermarkets across the United States. loneliness.