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In Season Potatoes

In Season Potatoes

I don’t know what’s more comforting than potatoes. A staple food in many parts of the world, potatoes are an integral part of much of the world’s food supply. Potatoes are the world’s fourth-largest food crop after maize, wheat, and rice. There are currently over 1,000 different types of potatoes. White Potatoes: These all-purpose potatoes […]

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

What Makes Popcorn Pop?

Corn kernels contain a small drop of water that is stored inside a circle of soft starch. The soft starch is surrounded by the kernel’s hard outer surface. As the kernel heats up, the water begins to expand, and pressure builds against the hard starch. When this hard surface gives way, the popcorn explodes. As […]

How To Spot A Whole Grain

How To Spot A Whole Grain

To help you when shopping for whole grains, here are the words you should look for in the ingredients list: It’s A Whole Grain If It’s Called: Brown (Also Black, Red, Purple) Rice Buckwheat Bulgur (Cracked Wheat) Millet Quinoa Sorghum Triticale Whole-Grain Corn Whole Oats And Oatmeal Whole Rye Whole Spelt Whole Wheat Wild Rice […]

September

September

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their time on the vine, are […]

Nebraska Corn

Nebraska Corn

Nebraska Corn Growing up in Nebraska corn was a nightly summer menu item. The corn plant is Native American in origin and Nebraska is corn country. Driving through the state, one will see endless fields of sweet corn, feed corn, and pop corn. Small plot gardeners know that corn takes up a lot of space […]

Thanksgiving Menu Guide

Thanksgiving Menu Guide

Thanksgiving Menu Guide In the spirit of getting organized here is a Thanksgiving Menu guide that can help you plan according.  Print this list out and add your own notes.  Remember that the key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner is organization.  Soups & Starters Italian Wedding Soup (Tiny Meatballs, Tortellini & Escarole) Creamy Mushroom Soup […]

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part IV The longer winters in New England produced a diet somewhat different from that in Virginia.  Not as many varieties of fruits and vegetables grew as in the South, and emphasis was put on those which would store well or which could be converted to something stable […]

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III The abundance of meat in America was a major change in the diet of the early settlers.  Rabbits and squirrels were available year-round nearly everywhere, plus deer and other large game in many regions.  As settlers moved west, buffalo gained importance in the diet.  Fish, shellfish […]

Constitution Week - Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part II The standard grains included wheat, barley, oats and rye.  Finely ground wheat flour, “boulted” or sieved through a fine cloth, was used to make white bread for the rich early in the fifteenth century.  Most of the gentry ate what we would call cracked or whole […]

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.  Jews refrain from all food and drink, including water. It is no coincidence that the solemn day of Yom Kippur occurs in the midst of the autumn bounty, just before the most exuberant of the harvest festivals, Sukkot, the Jewish Thanksgiving.  […]