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Shop The Peripheries Of The Supermarket And Stay Out Of The Middle

Shop The Peripheries Of The Supermarket And Stay Out Of The Middle

Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle. Most supermarkets are laid out the same way. Processed food products dominate the center aisles of the store, while the cases of mostly fresh food (produce, meat, fish, dairy) line the walls, Keep to the edges of the store and you’ll be much […]

Freezing Basil

Freezing Basil

Fresh basil can be dried, but freezing holds the flavor better, and there are two easy methods. 1. Freeze Whole Leaves: Blanch basil leaves in boiling water for two seconds and immediately place in an ice bath. Dry the leaves completely, then place in a freezer-safe container, layered with parchment paper or wax paper, and […]

Picnics

Picnics

The word picnic was originally a 17th Century French word, picque-nique. Its meaning was similar to today’s meaning: a social gathering where each attendee brings a share of the food. Going on a picnic sounds like a great idea, but it might feel a bit daunting if you haven’t been on one in a long […]

Butter Basics

Butter Basics

Salted & Unsalted Butter Butter comes either salted or unsalted (also called sweet). Although all salted butter contains some amount of salt (salt used to be added as a preservative, but today it’s added primarily for flavor), some salted butters are noticeably salty. The problem is the word some. Since the amount of slat can […]

Planning Your Thanksgiving

Planning Your Thanksgiving

Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or you’ve been making the family feast for decades, refer to our Thanksgiving timeline checklist to keep your prepping, shopping, and cooking on track for the big day. 1 TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING Confirm the number of guests and plan your menu Order your turkey Plan your table […]

Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing

Salad With Maple Mustard Dressing

In a bowl mix baby greens or baby spinach with 1 peeled, quartered and thinly sliced apple or pear. 1 apple or pear for every 2 people. Pour over enough Maple Mustard Dressing to moisten. Transfer to salad bowls and garnish with toasted chopped pecans and crumbled gorgonzola cheese. Enjoy! “Work With What You Got!” […]

Cooking Winter Squash

Cooking Winter Squash

How to cook rich, perfectly roasted winter squash without any prep work. This method works for winter squash of any size, so adjust the roasting time as needed. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast the whole squash on a baking sheet until the skin is papery and a fork inserted into two or three different […]

Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs have delighted the senses and tantalized the taste buds for centuries. In medieval times great bundles of herbs were strewn on castle floors as a natural air purifier. Brides often chose to wear delicate crowns of flowers interwoven with herbs upon their heads, and both Western and Eastern medical practitioners may employ herbal […]

Essential Flavor Builders

Essential Flavor Builders

The best way to be a good cook is not to worry about being a perfect cook. Give up on perfection, or at least any ideas you may have that perfection is a fixed thing against which you must measure everything you do. Nothing we cook will look will look exactly the same as a […]

For Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs

For Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs

Place room temperature eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the water to help prevent the shells from cracking and the whites from running should the shells crack. Bring the water to a boil over […]