Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Specials - Asparagus Month!

Mosaic Cafe & Catering - June News
Asparagus is here!
...and getting taller every day.  Eating this tender veggie is an excellent way to help protect yourself against heart disease, as it contains lots of folate, as well vitamins E, A, and C. In addition to helping your heart, folate (a B vitamin) helps cells regenerate; vitamin E fights Type II diabetes; and vitamins A and C help hold cancer and cataracts at bay. Asparagus also contains potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and perhaps even cholesterol. Nutritional info: One-half cup of boiled asparagus (about six spears) equals approximately 22 calories, 1.4 grams of fiber, 2.3 grams of protein, 0.3 gram of fat (0.1 of it saturated), 10 milligrams of sodium, and no cholesterol.
Pictured above is a twist on our now famous Mac & Cheese, loaded with shrimp and crab, finished with a bacon-parmesan crust.  For our dessert of the month, we will be taking advantage of the end of local strawberry season with a fantastic Strawberry Cobbler.  The berries are so sweet this year, the additional added sugar is kept to a minimum!

As more and more fresh, local vegetables become available, we will continue to showcase them.  If in Charleston, please stop by the Mount Pleasant Farmer's Market and say hello.  We are  there every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm-8pm and you can take home some of our famous Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese.  Our stand is located between Rio Bertollini's fresh local pasta and our friends from Kennerty Farms.

Have an old favorite or a new idea you would like to see added? Email me directly and I'll get it on the list. 
Thanks for your patronage.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

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