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Don’t Forget The Seeds

October 15, 2014

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

October 13, 2014

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...

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

October 10, 2014

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...

Fall & Winter Squash

October 9, 2014

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....

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

October 5, 2014

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

An Apple A Day

September 30, 2014

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...

Steel-Cut Oats

September 16, 2014

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...

Did You Know?

September 14, 2014

36 Apples = 1 Gallon Of Cider

Not Sure How Many Apples You Need?

September 12, 2014

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,...

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

September 11, 2014

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. 

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