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Don't Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds! Just like pumpkins, the seeds of butternut and other hard winter squashes can be tossed with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt, then toasted for a crunchy every occasion snack. 

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh A whole squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to a month. Once peeled and cubed, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container. Once peeled and cubed, don’t keep it any longer than a week in an airtight container […]

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

Be Careful Prepping! Squash can be pretty darned slippery when sliced raw, so if you’re apprehensive about removing the skin, prick the skin and roast whole. Otherwise, you can slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds before cooking. To cube raw squash, cut a slice off the bottom so that it rests flat […]

Fall & Winter Squash

Fall & Winter Squash

As zucchini and summer squash take a seasonal retreat, hardy winter squash take the spotlight for the cooler months. Fresh and flavorful squash stand out with their firm and dull (not glossy) skin without mushy patches. The squash should feel heavy and full, indicating the moisture in the crop’s flesh. “Warty” varieties like hubbard and […]

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey’s Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

We've all heard the saying, "An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away." Well it's the truth! A large apple contains 5 grams of fiber, which maintains healthy glucose levels, reduces the risk of heart disease, and promotes good digestion. Furthermore, an apple is fat and cholesterol-free, and low in sodium and calories, which helps […]

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are commonly referred to as Irish or Scottish oats. Oats in this form are highly nutritious, no matter whether you buy the fancy can with the royal seal or just pick up a plain bag of steel-cut oats at the market or health food store. They take a bit longer to cook than […]

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

36 Apples = 1 Gallon Of Cider

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

Not sure how many apples you need to make an apple pie? One pound of apples is roughly 4 small, 3 medium, or 2 large apples. When you're making a 10 inch apple pie and the recipe calls for 2 1/2 pounds, then you will need 9 small, 7 medium, or 5 large apples. 

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

To make a refreshing, savory applesauce, I recommend using Fuji apples. There is no need to add sugar because they are extra sweet on their own. If you prefer your applesauce a bit more tart, McIntosh apples will do nicely as their tangy flavor balances with a tender texture.