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7 Secrets of Sensational Soups

Filed in Basics, Real Food by on January 11, 2021 0 Comments
7 Secrets of Sensational Soups

A bowl of soup is as comforting as a well-loved sweater. And it’s easy to make your own mouth-watering healthy soups; just follow these 7 secrets!

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Socially Distant Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

Filed in Basics, Real Food by on November 10, 2020 0 Comments
Socially Distant Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

Whatever the reason, this year’s list is more practical than in years past; focusing more on comfort foods and inspiring stories and less on “things.” May your holidays be filled with warmth.

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Best Herbs for Cooking

Filed in Basics, Recipes From the Garden by on May 13, 2020 0 Comments
Best Herbs for Cooking

There are other food enhancers out there, like herbs and spices, that will take your red sauce or steak from flat to fantastic with just a few sprinkles – and won’t leave you bloated from too much salt.

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Is Your Kitchen Ready for Coronavirus?

Filed in Basics, Real Food by on February 26, 2020 0 Comments
Is Your Kitchen Ready for Coronavirus?

What should you keep in your kitchen pantry in case of emergency?
Do you have enough food in the house to withstand a quarantine?
Stock your pantry with these foods to get through a natural disaster or coronavirus quarantine.

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Best Gifts for Food Preservers and Cooking Enthusiasts

Filed in Basics, Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Food Preservers and Cooking Enthusiasts

Find the perfect gift for all the cooks on your list.
Get your favorite food preserver a magazine subscription or a new cookbook.
Canning Journals, out-of-print books, and limited-edition jars are fantastic gifts for cooking and preserving hobbyists.

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Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

Filed in Basics, Recipes From the Garden by on November 18, 2019 0 Comments
Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

  • Preparing hard winter squash can be downright dangerous if you are attacking it with a sharp knife! There are some easy ways to avoid a trip to the emergency room though.

  • Squashes, one of the few native American foods, are worth the extra effort. Not only are they tasty, all parts are useful and nutritious too.

  • Winter squash can be prepared hundreds of ways; everything from stuffed to pickled and savory to sweet.

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Do We Still Need Cookbooks?

Filed in Basics, Real Food, Uncategorized by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Do We Still Need Cookbooks?

Is there a reason to buy a cookbook today? Can’t we get everything we want from online recipes? October is National Cookbook Month, a time to peruse book shop shelves and find new ways to prepare the harvest. But today, when we can quickly find a recipe for anything we could possibly want online, do […]

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5 Ways to Use Late-Season Cherry Tomatoes

Filed in Basics, Real Food by on October 2, 2019 0 Comments
5 Ways to Use Late-Season Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are like the Energizer Bunny of the tomato world. They start producing early, and just keep going – long after their larger siblings give up for the winter. But there are many ways to save and use late-season cherry tomatoes, before the frost finishes them off for another year! America’s favorite backyard garden […]

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Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Filed in Basics, Real Food, Uncategorized by on January 31, 2019 0 Comments
Meatless Sheet Pan Dinner with Brussels sprouts and Squash

Meatless sheet pan dinners are a quick and easy way to put dinner on the table. New year, same old dilemma. We would prefer to eat fresh, home cooked food – almost every night! But after a full day of coaxing second graders into their seats, or attending meeting after meeting, or putting out literal […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Filed in Basics, Recipes From the Garden by on November 7, 2018 0 Comments
Eggplant Caponata

Think you don’t like eggplant? This tangy relish will change your mind. Try it with pita chips, on pasta, over a frittata, or eaten with a spoon!   One of my favorite fall vegetables is the much-maligned eggplant. I didn’t grow up eating eggplant, and probably you didn’t either. I used to be a Healthy […]

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