Tag Archives | Stews

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 […]

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 […]

Soup Weather

Soup Weather

One of the great things about winter is soup weather. I make all sorts of soups and stews. If I make a Sunday roast then the next week I usually make a stew. Soups and stews are a perfect way to use leftovers and they make great next day lunches. Be creative and make up […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Pumpkins range in size from small, creamy white specimens to giant orange globes. Ever so useful as autumnal décor, pumpkins are a versatile and vital source of healthy nutrition. This festive fall fruit offers a rich source of vitamin C and potassium, both of which may be effective at lowering the risk of heart disease, […]

Freezing Herbs

Freezing Herbs

Make prep a snap with herb ice cubes, ready to toss in the pan. Freezing herbs is an excellent way of preserving fresh delicate herbs that cannot be successfully dried. They will lose their fresh appearance and texture, but are still suitable for use in cooking. They should keep for up to 3 months. To […]

Using Up Every Ingredient

Using Up Every Ingredient

I grew up in the Midwest where it was considered a mortal sin to waste food. The motto was “waste nothing and make the most of every ingredient.” Here are some ways for you and your family to make the most of ingredients that otherwise may make their way into the trash bin. Stewed Fruit […]

Citrus

Citrus

Oranges and lemons were first brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers. Today the United States is among the world’s top citrus growers and consumers. To choose the best citrus select fruit that is heavy and not too soft. When selecting oranges don’t worry about the color, as it is not a good indicator of […]

Add More Greens To Your Life

Add More Greens To Your Life

Dark Leafy Greens Give You More Nutritional Bang For Your Buck. Add More Greens To Your Diet And Most Likely You’ll Feel Much Better. Add Cooked Greens To Frittatas, Breakfast Tacos And Poached Eggs. Stir Greens Into Soups And Stews During The Last Few Minutes Of Cooking. Start Your Day With A Smoothie Packed With […]

Keep It Light

Keep It Light

Generally animal products are higher in fat than plant foods, but it’s not necessary to cut out all meat and dairy products to keep your fat intake reasonable. Low-fat dairy foods, lean and well trimmed meat, and skinless poultry provide the same amounts of vitamins and minerals as their fattier counterparts. Skinless poultry, fish, dry […]

Parmesan Cheese Rinds

Parmesan Cheese Rinds

Parmesan Cheese Rinds I tend to use a lot of good quality Parmesan cheese that I grate myself all the way down to the rind. I used to just toss the rinds until one day a chef friend told me all of the ways to use them. I think of them as the bay leaves […]