Independence Day Recipe Ideas

Check out some of these great recipe ideas for a twist on your traditional Independence Day Celebration! Mediterranean Orzo Salad This recipe has a high sodium content.  If you have been told to lower your salt intake, this recipe may need to be altered.  Many of the ingredients are high in salt like olives, canned … Read more

June Harvest of the Month Part I: Herbs

Herbs are one of the NH Harvests of the Month for June! Herbs can add so much flavor and depth to any dish.  Using herbs is a great way to experiment with new flavors and use less salt in cooking if you have been directed to reduce your sodium intake by a healthcare provider. Grow herbs in small containers … Read more

National Salsa Month

If you’re at home more than usual, you may be feeling like you’re stuck in a food rut.  What better way to spice things up than trying new salsa recipes to celebrate National Salsa Month in May. Salsa doesn’t have to be saved for only chip dipping-it is very versatile and can be used for spicing things … Read more

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: Fall Produce-Kale

Kale is New Hampshire’s Harvest of the Month for October.  Check out these tips and recipes: Storage & Preparation Store in the refrigerator in a perforated plastic bag for 5-10 days. To freeze: Blanch for 2-3 minutes or until the leaves are soft, then place in a labeled and dated freezer-grade bag. Boil or steam … Read more

I Love Food Day!

I Love Food Day is being celebrated on September 9th! I’m excited that this day exists so we can all share our love for food.  Chocolate covered strawberries? Homemade macaroni & cheese? Decadent chocolate cake? What would you celebrate with (you can tell I’m a chocolate fan!)? Sometimes our love for food can be confusing though, … Read more