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How to Make Dried Orange Slices at Home

Finding Inspiration in Winter <p>If I ever need recipe inspiration, browsing the farmers market can help spark ideas. It’s a great way to support local farms and have access to the best seasonal flavors. However, in New Hampshire, access to local fruits and vegetables is limited during the winter. It may not be regionally local, but citrus season is booming in the south, offering the best flavors and seasonal varieties. This time of the year, oranges […]

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blanching vegetables

Everything You Need to Know About Blanching Foods

What is Blanching? In the world of cooking, recipes can be comprised of their unique language. One term you may have come across in recipes or food guides is blanching. You’re not alone if you’ve come across the term and wondered what it is. While it may sound similar to bleach, blanching does not involve chemicals. Instead, it’s boiling or steaming food for a short period, sometimes as fast as thirty seconds. The ingredients are

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fresh berries

Give Berries Extra Life this Summer

Berry Season is Here! Nothing beats the flavor of fresh berries, especially during the summer season. They’re the perfect snack, addition to a yogurt cup, baking, and even summer cocktail ingredient! While fresh varieties do offer the best flavor, the cost is higher than frozen. When there’s a great sale, buying in bulk is tempting, especially considering grocery prices so far in 2022. When not consumed in time, even if purchased at a great price,

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iced tea

Celebrate Iced Tea Month This June!

Iced Tea is the MVP Summer Beverage What comes to mind when thinking about some of your favorite recipes? Comfort foods like pizza, mac n’ cheese, Italian, or Chinese food may jump out. For others, recipes surface in their memory that reminds them of home or childhood. Recipes from your past can become more than just nostalgia. Those flavors act as a time capsule you open each time you retake a bite of that meal.

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kitchen essentials

Ten Kitchen Essentials I Can’t Live Without

Make Cooking Easier in 2022 With These Ten Kitchen Essentials With the start of a new year, many have made resolutions to help accomplish goals and improve their well-being. For many, cooking at home to save money, create a healthier lifestyle, or reduce single-use plastic waste is a popular resolution. Whether you already cook at home or have made it a goal for 2022, I have some recommendations of kitchen essentials that will make your

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Simple Lemon Hacks to Save You Money

Lemon Peels Can Pack a Flavor Punch Lemon is a popular flavor throughout the culinary world. From baked goods, teas, seasoning blends, and even candy, lemon is a classic flavor. While the acidic juice inside lemons provides the sour pucker, the peel has a more mild citrus profile with much less bitterness. So instead of the peel ending up in your compost or landfill, save it for an easy boost of flavor to recipes! All

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The Mess-Free Way to Enjoy Pomegranates

Fall Is the Best Time of Year for Pomegranates While Fall is more commonly associated with apples, squash, and pumpkin spice, it’s also the best time of year to enjoy fresh pomegranates. During the fall months, pomegranates are sourced mainly from California, Texas, and Arizona in the northern hemisphere. The color of the skin is a glossy ruby-red, and the fruit size range from that of a large orange, to a grapefruit. The shape can

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