In Season: Fall Produce-Cranberries

October is National Cranberry Month! Check out these cranberry tips and recipes to add a pop of color and flavor to foods and beverages! Storage and Preparation Peak cranberry season is from October-December.  Fresh cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator, preferably in a crisper for about three to four weeks. Cranberries freeze very well, either whole … Read more

In Season: Fall Produce-Pumpkin

Fall is definitely the season for everything pumpkin! Try making pumpkin recipes at home with fresh pumpkins using these tips (or use canned pumpkin puree!): Selection & Preparation The best type of pumpkin for cooking is a “pie pumpkin” or “sweet pumpkin.” These are smaller than carving pumpkins and the flesh is sweeter and less watery.  Figure one … Read more

In Season: Summer Produce-Peaches

Sweet, juicy peaches are the best! There are many uses for peaches: Eating as is, adding to hot or cold cereal, smoothies, chilled soups, added to pancakes, or used in baking.  One thing is for sure, peaches create an amazing flavorful experience.  See below for tips and recipes! Selection, Storage, and Preparation Ripe peaches should be stored in … Read more

Pump Up Your Jam!

Summer means berries, and lots of them.  This typically means it’s time to make jam! However, traditional recipes call for lots of sugar and require canning.  Enter chia seeds! Chia seeds are a great way to make jam with little to no added sugar and skip the hot canning process.  Chia seeds possess the power … Read more

Knife Skills-Cuts

Having confidence in your knife skills and different ways of cutting foods can make your time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable, not to mention quicker! Check out this video to learn some knife skills and how to perform different cuts (video from Tasty):

In Season: Pomegranate

Pomegranates are in season and probably on sale at your local grocery store.  What better time to learn a little bit more about them and how to prepare them! Pomegranates are full of delicious, sweet seeds and like most fruits contain lots of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.  Pomegranates also contain folate and vitamin K.  … Read more