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How To Roast Chicken

How To Roast Chicken

Pulling a tender, juicy roast chicken with crisp, golden brown skin out of the oven is so rewarding. For a simple side, roast a pan of in-season produce like spring onions, ramps, new potatoes or carrots during the last 20 minutes of cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 Whole Chicken (4 Pound) 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1/2 Teaspoon […]

Make The Most Of Tomatoes

Make The Most Of Tomatoes

The end of summer is fresh produce heaven, which includes delicious vine ripened tomatoes. What do you do when you have a tomato abundance? Here are some tips for making the most of the end of summer tomatoes. Sliced: Incorporate into sandwiches or add to basil and mozzarella for a Caprese Salad. Chopped: You only […]

New Year New You Healthy Pantry Staples To Have On Hand

New Year New You Healthy Pantry Staples To Have On Hand

Looking to build healthier eating habits? Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. The easiest way to cook healthy is to have the proper items on hand. Healthy pantry staples are key ingredients for making healthy meals. Fill your pantry with these […]

Cannellini Beans

Cannellini Beans

Cannellini beans, which are widely used in Italian cooking, actually originate from Argentina. These creamy white Italian beans are slightly larger and fatter than the white haricot beans and are more like a kidney in shape. They are related to the larger French Soissons and, like them, have a fluffy texture when cooked. They are […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler The humble vegetable peeler has hidden talents. Easily Peel Fruit: To peel soft fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, you usually have to briefly dunk them into boiling water. Using a good vegetable peeler is so much easier and faster. Look for peelers with serrated blades for […]

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator With some fruits and vegetables cold temperatures can lead to unsavory textures and flavors. Let tomatoes sit on the counter at room temperature, and store onions, garlic, and potatoes separately in a cool, dark place in perforated baskets or bins to allow for good airflow. Make sure […]

Slim Sandwiches

Slim Sandwiches

A sandwich doesn’t have to be full of fat and calories. Replace high-fat mayonnaise with one of the reduced-fat varieties. You may want to stir in some chopped fresh herbs into reduced-fat mayonnaise for a flavor boost.  You may also want to hold the mayo and spread your bread with mustard, as mustard is naturally […]

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 […]

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.  […]