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  • Stir to Unstick

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    Always stir pasta as it’s added into boiling water to cook. Stirring a couple of times during the first minute or so of cooking will keep the pasta from clumping together as it cooks.

  • Al Dente

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    Pasta will continue to cook after it’s removed from boiling water. To avoid bloated, mushy pasta: cook the pasta just before it will be served, and cook it until it is just tender (“al dente”) to the bite. As pasta … Continue reading

  • Be Sharp and Be Safe

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    To keep knives in good condition for everyday use, “true” them up on a sharpening steel before each use. A sharpening steel is often included with the purchase of a knife set. Technically, a steel does not actually sharpen a … Continue reading

  • Searing Perfection

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    For the perfect thick cut steak, seared on the outside and cooked to perfection on the inside: pat the meat dry, coat with a thin layer of your favorite cooking oil, and season one side with salt and freshly ground … Continue reading

  • Savvy Selections

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    When selecting stone fruits like peaches and nectarines, look for the end opposite the stem to be slightly flattened out rather than fully heart-shaped. Farmers pick these fruits when the heart-shaped end has begun to flatten out, because it’s their … Continue reading

  • 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

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