Everyday Eating Tips

Everyday Eating

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  • Glorious Grapes

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    To remove the white powdery look on some table grapes (especially red ones), put two bowls on the counter. Make an ice bath in one bowl (half ice and half water) and, in the other heat-safe bowl, put water just … Continue reading

  • Peter Piper Picked a Pineapple

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    A ripe pineapple looks full and smells sweet and fresh on the bottom. To slice a pineapple, cut off the top (the “crown”) and about 1 inch off the bottom. Stand it on its newly flattened bottom and cut off … Continue reading

  • Mango Madness

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    Mangos are a treat to eat on their own or made into a fresh salsa and paired with chicken or pork. Cutting a mango can be tricky because they have large, fibrous pits that must be cut around. First, cut … Continue reading

  • It’s Seasonal Produce Calling

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    Have fresh, seasonal produce delivered to your door step from the farmers in your area who grow it by signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box. Program details vary by farm, but generally the subscriber selects the amount … Continue reading

  • Broth

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    Always have good quality low-sodium chicken broth in the pantry. It’s perfect for deglazing a pan after grilling pork or chicken and, with the addition of a little white wine, can reduce down for a flavorful and quick sauce. If … Continue reading

  • Pasta in the Pantry

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    Keep a variety of dried pasta in the pantry for last minute meal options. Cooked pasta can be tossed with garlic olive oil and good quality Parmesan cheese for a quick side dish, or combined with leftover meat and/or vegetables … Continue reading

  • Peas, Please

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    Keep a few bags of peas in the freezer for days when a trip to the store is one trip too many. Some vegetables are soggy after a stint in the freezer, but peas maintain their taste and texture vey … Continue reading

  • Sassy Salts

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    There’s salt, and then there’s salt – red salt from Hawaii, pink salt from the Himilayas, black smoked salt from Denmark, pristine white salt from the shores of France – each with its own characteristics and, yes, saltiness. Think “terroir,” … Continue reading

  • Peppercorns on Parade

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    Green, black and white peppercorns all come from the same peppercorn vine, native to India. Green peppercorns are picked young and have a mild flavor. Black peppercorns are left on the vine to ripen and have the most intense “pepper” … Continue reading

  • Dry Foods Dry

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    Always use “dry” measuring cups for dry ingredients like flour and sugar, and liquid measuring cups for liquid ingredients like water and milk. This will give the most accurate result for each type of food being measured. For example, it’s … Continue reading

  • Teaspoons

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    3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.

  • Egg Whites

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    1 egg white is roughly equivalent to 1 ounce.

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