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Page 10 March llth, 2010 Valley News and Views Spnng With At this time of year, I start thinking in shades of green. I wait for the time when leaves, grass and outdoor plants burst into color. I don't think I'm alone in wishing for some green foliage at this time of the year. I realize that I have to engage some patience before spring officially arrives. So, I'm going to begin by looking at my plate. I can add more leafy greens and eat them, too. Just like leaves and grass, green vegetables are colored by the plant pigment chlorophyll. Adding green veggies to your plate is like adding a touch of spring. Did you just add leafy greens to your grocery list? If not, maybe I need to be more convincing about the value of green veggies. People tend to shortchange themselves on dark green vegetables, along with orange vegetables. While orange vegetables, such as carrots, get most of the credit for promoting and maintaining good eyesight, green vegetables should get the spotlight. For example, spinach contains a natural plant chemical, lutein, which works with another natural plant chemical, zeaxanthin, to keep eyes healthy. Lutein alsois foundingreenpeppers, peas, cucumbers and celery. Getting enough lutein and zeaxanthin may help reduce our risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Cabbage is another green vegetable group with health- promoting properties. To the ancient Greeks, cabbage was known as a medicinal food. Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts, contain isothiocyanates, which are sulfur-containing compounds. These compounds are responsible for some of the health benefits. In a study of more than 18,000 Chinese males ranging in age from 45 to 64, eating more cruciferous vegetables was associated with a lower risk of lung cancer. Cruciferous vegetables also are linked with reducing the risk of prostate and stomach cancer. Besides thinking of cabbage as a medicinal food, the ancient Greeks also had a saying, "Cabbage twice cooked is death." That's a good reminder to prepare cabbage and its relatives properly. Cabbage has a mild flavor in the raw state. It becomes more aromatic during long cooking because it contains sulfur compounds that form hydrogen sulfide gas during to form sauerkraut to lengthen its shelf life while preserving the vitamin C it contains. Sauerkraut, however, is much higher in sodium. At the store, look for solid, compact cabbages with no signs of wilting, unusual colors or aromas. Use it as soon as possible after purchase in either fresh or cooked form. Cabbage loses flavor the longer it's stored. When preparing cabbage, remove the outside leaves and cut out the core. Wash well under running water, place it in a plastic bag or wrap it in plastic and place it in a vegetable crisper. Here's a tasty twist on coleslaw. The recipe is cooking, from the Maryland Food Have you smelled a rotten. Supplement Nutrition egg? Overcooked cabbage Education Program. releases the samecompound. Cooking cabbage too long also can leave you with an olive green side dish. The color reaction occurs when natural acids in cabbage react with chlorophyll, the green pigment in cabbage. Cook cabbage quickly in as little water as possible. Leave the cooking pot at least partially uncovered to allow the sulfur compounds to escape. Cabbage remains an economical menu item. Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C and is low in calories at 15 calories per half cup. It also can be fermented Asian Coleslaw 1 pound shredded cabbage or 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 c. peanuts (optional) Dressing ingredients: 2/3 c. light Italian dressing 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce Mix together the cabbage or coleslaw mix, nuts and mandarin oranges. In a separate bowl, stir together the Italian dressing and soy sauce. Add dressing to the coleslaw mixture and toss well. Makes 12 servings of 1/2 cup each. Each serving has 45 calories, 2.5 grams (g) of fat, 6 g of carbohydrate, 1 g of fiber and 40 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin C. (]ulie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., L.R.D., is a North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist and associate professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences.) Tis the Sugaring Season When the daytime temps run up into the low 40's and night time temperatures turn to freezing it's time to do some sugaring. We're not talking about out at American Crystal, we're talking about doing it as it was done by the local natives, in the old days. See the Alexander Henry notes in this week's Back When Column. If you remember we ran an article a spring or two ago about tapping box-elder trees to make syrup. Box- elder is a type of maple and makes a good syrup or white sugar, depending on how you boil it down. We reserve the nght to limit quantities, Not all sale items ava!abe at at parlcipating stores. Starting and ending dates may vary by store. Not responsible ior graphic or typographc.al errors. SALE PRICES GOOD MARCH !0 - MARCH t6 PHONE 701-454-38 | 1 DRAYTON, NORTH DAKOTA HO!!$: Monday-Friday 8,00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. I Saturday 8:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.U. Sunday 9:15 A.M. TO 4:30 P,M. LIPTON HY-TOP  GOTTONELLE KLEENEX ASSOpASTArted Packet., Nl" --SOt' i DO UBLEBATHROLL As.rtedFACiALSizes RiCE SIDES TISSUE TISSUE m40= 1 +o+ ,300I+ sire Big Tex $ I 88 Hunt's Dakota Growers Assorted ! Egg Noddies ............... 12 ozs. Grapefruit Juice ......... 46 oz. Can $4003/ Manwich .................. '6 z= 3/$50@ $ ! O0 Hunt's Assorted Dakota Growers I0/$00 Hy-Top $ 49 Tomatoes ................ i4.5ozs Macaroni & Cheese.. 7.25ozs. 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T.SteamableHy'TP Assorted Orange JuiceHashbrowns J; Farms Vegetables.. 12z'Can 32412 oZS.ozs. 2/$3/$"4." FRESH Per Bunch BRAEBURH Select Assorted $1lI|  BROCCOLI ........... APPLES ............ Lean Cuisine Meals ........... Kind of a fun little project for yourself or your family and you can get yourself set up for just a few dollars. To tap trees, I used little 5/8" plastic hose connectors that I bought at Halcrows for about fifty cents a piece, drilled an appropriate sized hole and then tapped them into the tree and hung plastic buckets below them. Really worked well and will be doing it a gain this year. Don't have space for a big article this week, but if you're looking to have some fun with this and would like to see some follow up info, give us a call. Better find your hat, Less Than a Month Until Twins Baseball. A Wee Bit More Irish Humor To Make It Through St. Patrick's Day Father Murphy walked into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he met if he wanted to go to heaven? The man said, "Welt of course I do, Father." Father Murphy said, "Then stand over there against the wall." Then the he asked a second man, "Do you want to go to heaven?'! "Certainly Father," the man replied. "Then stand over there against the wall," said Father Murphy. Then Father Murphy walked up to O'Toole and asked, "Do you want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "No, I don't think so Father." Shocked, Father Murphy said, "I don't believe this O'Toole! You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?" O'Toole said, "Oh, when I die, yes indeed, but I thought you were getting a group together to go right now." Paddy was trying to cross a street New York. He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. Every few minutes the cop would stop the flow of traffic and shout, "Okay, pedestrians." Then he'd allow the pedestrian traffic to pass. He'd done this several times, yet Paddy remained impatiently standing on the sidewalk. After the cop had shouted, "Pedestrians!" for the tenth time, Paddywent over to him and very polietely said, "Is it not about time ye let the Catholics cross?" Weekly Sudoku Solution 782436519 136579824 954218763 ] 87!3164952 469825137 521397648 317682495 295741386 648953271 Theme Cross Get a Jump Start on Kell r's AD. Get it b(.4ore the papercomes: ....... out by going " to www.valleynv.com.* +--.+-+-+-.--,- .... ., ............ --..r, + +  "  + ' i+' +  TT, rF : ' ' +,