(Writer’s note: Please read the following sentences in the voice of an infomercial announcer.) Rotten fruits and vegetables. Dinners ruined by produce gone wrong. Grocery budget ballooning. Has this ever happened to you? Produce rots and it can rot fast, leaving you without key ingredients for your dinners and wasting money. But with this new […]
Eating fruits and vegetables in the season when they are harvested leads to fresher, better tasting food. Seeking seasonal foods can have a positive effect on the environment, your wallet, and best of all, your palate. Don’t let the idea of shopping seasonally for produce be intimidating!
Prevent Moldy Berries
It’s that time of year. We’re perusing the farmers markets, cooing over the blueberries, squealing over the strawberries. Berries are the sign that we’re in the best part of the year. However, the most delicate of these berries – namely raspberries and blackberries – often don’t last us. When I spring the big bucks for […]
Prepare your Brine, It’s Pickle Time!
Pickles! Just reading the word makes my mouth water. Every year I entertain the idea of canning and pickling, but I’ve yet to jump in and do it. When living in Oklahoma, I was introduced to the wonder that is pickled okra, a delicious snack during the summer months, and would have to stop myself […]