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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 […]

Maple Syrup & Making The Grade

Maple Syrup & Making The Grade

Prior to 2014, U.S. states and Canadian provinces each had separate systems for grading their maple syrup. The objective was to quantify the syrup’s distinct range of colors and flavors as the sugaring season progressed. Early in the season, sap tends to yield a lighter, more delicate syrup with vanilla flavor notes. As the weeks […]

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!” […]

Root Vegetables

Root Vegetables

This fall Tiny New York Kitchen celebrates sweet parsnips, earthy beets, and mild turnips. These root vegetables offer flavor, nutrition, and versatility. Look for root vegetables that are firm to the touch with smooth, blemish-free skin. If there are any greens attached, make sure they look fresh, not wilted. Before storing parsnips, beets, and turnips, […]

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 […]

Garlic

Garlic

What’s the deal with pre-minced garlic?! Here at Tiny New York Kitchen we’re generally not big fans of buying already prepped vegetables, but jarred minced garlic is actually the worst. Stored in water or oil and kept shelf-stable with the help of chemical preservatives, it smells and tastes like a bad joke about garlic. Bitter […]

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Butter

Fall squash transforms into a rich, smooth spread laced with apple cider, honey, and plenty of warm spices. Many eat it at breakfast, spreading a spoonful on cream cheese topped toast. This delicious preserve is the perfect vehicle for adding complex pumpkin flavor to almost anything. Stir it into whipped cream for a mouse-like dessert […]

In Season Apples

In Season Apples

Nothing compares to crisp and juicy in-season apples, and now is the perfect time to make the most of them in both sweet and savory dishes. Pick Like A Pro When shopping, avoid apples with nicks, bruises, or soft spots and seek out fruit that’s firm and heavy for its size. Make sure the skin […]

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 […]

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

At the end of summer, farmers’ markets overflow with beautiful tomatoes. The splendid summer heat has ripened the Big Girls and Boys, Beefsteaks, Jet Stars, Yellow Pears, Sweet 100’s, and heirloom varieties such as Oxheart, Cherokee Purple and Brandywine to a fantastic state of rich, sweet, succulence. How glorious is the site of these swollen, […]