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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (N - Z)

Okra: They should be a little bendy in your hand but not completely soft. Early fall is the ideal time for okra. Refrigerate them unwashed for two to three days or freeze for months. Onions: Whether yellow, white, or red, onion skins…
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PICKING AND STORING YOUR PRODUCE, AN ALPHABETICAL GUIDE (E – M)

Eggplant: So good to cook with. You can pick the classic ones with a dark-purple jewel color or give white or speckled varieties a try. Ripe eggplants should feel firm and smooth. They're available year-round, but July to October is peak…
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Picking and Storing Your Produce, an Alphabetical Guide (A - C)

Artichokes: Choose 'chokes that are small and feel a teeny bit heavy in your hand, with leaves that squeak a little when you squeeze them. California artichokes are usually available year-round, but peak season is March through May. Sprinkle…
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Turmeric Tea

*Makes 4 small teacup servings or 2 mugfuls* I love starting my day with this tea because turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and the spices warm you right up. I especially get a yen for it when the weather…
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Dark Sod of the Moon

Article was originally published on Of The Wolves. Toying with your food may exceed acceptable behavior, but playing in the dirt is a pastime adults should never abandon. Clays are copious in quantity around the world and offer a world of…
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Chocolate-Covered Fruit

Makes 12 servings When began friends are over and hoping for something delicious to eat, I put out this dessert, which is my version of a fondue party. I love chocolate-covered fruit, especially because dark chocolate has a little bit…
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Produce Shopping

You might notice that your trips to the grocery store changing - you're probably spending a lot more time in the fresh produce section than in the middle of the store, with all the processed food. While you're chilling near the lettuce heads,…
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Pesto Sauce

Makes about 1 cup My favorite way to eat pesto - a green sauce traditionally made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan- is on pasta, but it's also delish on veggies. You can drizzle it on broccoli, zucchini, peppers -…
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Weekly Shopping Trips

Once you have your kitchen stocked with the basics, the only things left to buy are fresh provisions for about a week's worth of meals. After a few weeks in your new routine, you'll realize that your list of essentials looks similar from week…
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Start Shopping

Before you go all Giada, you should stock up on some basic items for your pantry that will help you make a lot of different meals, without a lot of effort. Here is a shopping list for staples: Oils, Vinegars, and Condiments: Oils:…