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Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays

Less Stress Holidays Holiday time is a wonderful time of year, but let’s face it, there is plenty of stress that comes with it. During the holidays, it’s better to keep things as simple as possible. Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres: Keep it simple. Serve a simple, but beautiful cheese platter. Add bowls of dried fruit […]

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears are the only pears that change color when they’re ripe. Eat them out of hand like an apple, slice them onto a salad, or present on a platter with cheese & nuts. Poach them in fruit juice, or bake them into tarts, quick breads, or muffins. In 17th century England, a […]

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

5 Reasons To Love Coconut Oil Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and is resistant to spoiling. 1. Butter Replacement. Coconut oil can replace butter, which is great for […]

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Plums

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Plums

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Plums RAW Pit and thinly slice for Spinach Salad with Plums and Goat Cheese BAKED Stone fruit crumbles, cobblers and crisps are hallmarks of late summer. Swap in plums for other stone fruits in your favorite recipes. ROASTED/GRILLED Roasting and grilling fruit brings out its inherent sweetness. Serve […]

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling

Soaking Wood Chips In Beer For Grilling Here is a secret. You can turn your gas or charcoal grill into a smoker by just using beer. Soak wood chips in beer before you fire up the grill. The beer will be imparted into your smoked food. Soak wood chips in beer for at least 30 […]

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit

5 Ways to Make the Most of Seasonal Stone Fruit Ripen: Ripen peaches, nectarines and apricots at room temperature. Once ripe, they can be refrigerated for just a few days to help keep them at their best. Speed Up: Speed up the ripening process by placing fruit in a brown paper bag on the counter, […]

A Fish Bone In Your Throat?

A Fish Bone In Your Throat?

A Fish Bone In Your Throat? If you miss a bone and don’t discover it until it’s halfway down your throat, don’t panic. Bite off a piece of bread, chew and swallow it. It will take the bone with it, out of harm’s way. “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New […]

Storing Baked Goods

Storing Baked Goods

Storing Baked Goods Always allow baked goods to cool completely (preferably on a wire rack) before wrapping and storing. If they are wrapped before they are thoroughly cooled, pastries will steam, turning their nice crisp surfaces soggy and limp. The texture and flavor of most baked goods fare best when stored, well wrapped, in a […]

Ramps

Ramps

Ramps If you can’t find any of those oh-so-fleeting ramps at your local farmers’ market then have no fear, as there are plenty of other onion options available this time of year. Turn to Tiny New York Kitchen’s favorites. Scallions: A supermarket staple. They have a peppery bite that isn’t overpowering. Scallions (Green Onions) are […]

Cooking Ham

Cooking Ham

Cooking Ham Ham is a great choice for spring gatherings. It’s simple, feeds a crowd and provides wonderful leftovers. Keep Servings In Mind. Allow for 1/2 to 3/4 pound per serving for bone-in ham, and 1/4 to 1/2 pound per serving for boneless ham. Before Cooking make sure to let ham sit at room temperature […]