How to Easily Peel Tomatoes

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Processing tomatoes for canning can be a bit of a chore. The tomatoes need to be peeled, cored, cut and possibly seasoned before the canning process. I found that most tomato canning recipes called for either peeling the tomatoes ahead […]

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Basil Basics | August Superfood

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One of August’s superfoods is basil. This garnish is spicy and licorice-like but a surprising source of vitamin K, which is crucial for strong, healthy bones. It is packed with flavonoids that can lower your risk for certain cancers and […]

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How to Freeze Bananas

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Bananas are always present on our counter tops. Every time we make a trip to the grocery store, we buy bananas. They are an easy fast food when someone is hungry in our household. They became a staple for me […]

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Perfect Plums

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Ripe plums are not only lusciously juicy and sweet to eat out of your hand but they also bring complex flavor and color to cooking and baking. Their sweet flesh and tart skin are perfect pairs to desserts and savory […]

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Watercress: An Overlooked Leafy Green

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We all know that leafy greens are what we should be eating—lettuce, spinach, collard greens, kale, and more—-but watercress!?! Have you added that to your leafy green list? Watercress is often overlooked as a leafy green food source. It is […]

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Differences in Egg Yolk Color

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If you have ever cracked open an egg from a free-range hen, you have probably noticed a bright orange to yellow yolk. My family is used to the rich-colored yolks and we don’t think twice about it. The other day […]

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Which Eggplant? | Different Types of Eggplants

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Do you include eggplant in your menu plan? Growing up, I (Litsa) always saw my mom cooking eggplants but she always cooked one specific eggplant: The Nadia. However, in recent years, I noticed that while vacationing in Greece at my […]

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Better with Basil: Tips on Using & Storing

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Basil is at its peak in summer. Whether you’re growing basil at home or buying it fresh at the local farmer’s market, you’ll want to get the most out of it now and later by storing it properly, keeping it […]

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