My favorite posts of 2010

Before I make my New Year’s resolutions for the coming year, I wanted to take a look back at a few of my favorite blog posts from 2010.

This is the QR code for my blog!

Business Cards was one of my first posts. I received a lot of great feedback from people who found it helpful because they were not in the habit of always carrying a business card. (Now they are!) For 2011, we are adding a QR (quick response) code to all our company business cards that links directly to this blog! QR codes have been a big trend this year. They are basically a barcode that smart phones can “scan” and it takes you to a website or video or whatever virtual space you designate.



What’s it like working with my sister was kind of cathartic for me. Many of us know families in business and sorting out those “work” relationships from the “personal” relationships can be a challenge.

Teaching your kids about money gives you some ideas and tools to make better consumers out of your kids. I have taken some of my own advice, too!

Time is a precious thing reminds me to make the time to spend with family and friends. At the end of each year, I find myself putting more lunches and coffees with friends on my calendar because I get a little more sentimental.

A salad bar in every school is about a great program launched in the produce industry to encourage our youngest consumers (school-age children) to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. I think every one of us should find some way to help change the consumption patterns of the young.

I was afraid of Kale was a great excuse for me to introduce myself to a new veggie! I had never eaten a raw kale salad before, but once I tried it I was hooked! Recently I stir-fried some kale for dinner…and, although chewy, it was a nice break from the spinach I eat so much of!

Just last night, my good friend, Tina, sent me a text asking me why Pine Nuts are so high priced right now! I immediately called her and told her I would write my next blog about Pine Nuts! Also, I asked her to send me a story idea at least once a month, because it’s always a challenge to make sure my blog posts are relevant.

If there’s a produce item you have a question about (any question), please let me know here.

Happy New Year!
Karen

3 thoughts on “My favorite posts of 2010

  1. I have a question – I love the little mini Champagne Grapes… Why can’t I get them all year long??? And Black Garlic – wish it was in our stores!

  2. Laura, Champagne Grapes (aka Zante Currants, Black Corinth) are a seasonal grape – usually only available June through August. If you don’t see them during those months – I recommend asking your produce manager for them.

    And for Black Garlic, go into your local stores (HEB, Kroger, Rice’s, etc.) and ask for Frieda’s Black Garlic!

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