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Season's Eatings: Spotlight on Sweet Potatoes

My favorite holiday food growing up was my mother’s sweet potatoes. The recipe had been passed down from my great-grandmother and unlike most family’s marshmallow-laden recipe, ours was studded with pecans and brown sugar. Often called yams, the dark orange fleshy tubers we enjoy every holiday (canned, marshmallow-laden or otherwise) are actually sweet potatoes.These foods …

3) How to Prepare Your Vegetables: Vegetables can be washed in the following solutions: a solution of vinegar and water (one part vinegar to twelve parts water – rinse in cold water to remove the ‘vinegar odor’) The juice of half a lemon and 1 teaspoon of sea salt to a small basin of water. …

It's Harvest Time!!!

The Best Ways to Choose, Prepare, and Cook your Veggies! Greetings, Dear Reader! It’s harvest time!The local markets have been bursting with ripe local produce. We’ve had a beautiful berry season, and heading into fall our focus turns to the hearty vegetables that carry us into the winter. This month many wonderful vegetables are in …

4) The Healthiest Ways to Cook your Veggies: Vegetables get a horrifically bad rap in taste tests because the traditional American way of cooking them isn’t much different than our British ancestors, who learned the best way to avoid disease was to boil everything into an unrecognizable state of mush. When cooked properly, vegetables have …