Posts Tagged ‘fresh’

Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Storing Fresh Basil

Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday Tip

Storing Fresh Basil

I wrote about turning fresh herbs into dry a couple years ago.  But what if you want fresh basil around for a few days to use in a variety of recipes?  Unless you have your own pot of fresh basil (which is a great option if you have the room), it’s hard to keep fresh basil bright green and upright.
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Give Beans a Chance

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Tongue of Fire - Fresh Shell Beans

Tongue of Fire - Fresh Shell Beans

Tuesday Tip – Give Beans a Chance

Beans are good for you.  Canned, dried, or fresh, they are relatively inexpensive.  Full of fiber and low in fat, beans fill you up.  However, beans aren’t always a favorite food.  Growing up I was not a fan.  I liked my chili without beans, or as my mom would say, “You like hamburger soup.”
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Fresh Herbs to Dried

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Dried Mint

Dried Mint

Tuesday Tip

Fresh Herbs to Dried

When you buy fresh herbs and they just begin to wilt or turn brown you don’t need to toss them.  Hang them upside down for a few days in a cool area to dry (but not in the refrigerator).  They will keep for quite a while in a paper bag.  To use them just crunch them up in your hand over the dish you are cooking and dried bits of herbs will fall into your dish.
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Pumpkin Puree

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Since it’s pumpkin/squash season here’s an article about making your own pumpkin puree.  It was helpful last year, since there was not a lot of canned pumpkin available.  I ended up making quite a bit of pumpkin puree from pie pumpkins.
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Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Pizza with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Pizza

Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Pizza

Fresh tomato sauce from just picked tomatoes combined with fragrant, summer basil makes a wonderful sauce for pizza.  Top with grated mozzarella, more tomatoes, and basil and you have end-of-summer on a pizza.  To keep the pizza light and fresh, refrain from using a ton of cheese.
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