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Ease Into Fall With Late Summer Harvest

Summer days may be numbered, but there’s still time to enjoy the harvest. Well into the fall months produce stands and farmers markets continue to offer an inviting array of fruit and vegetables. 

Today’s summer harvest picks include: Ratatouille, Tomato Cheese Pie, Greek Salad, Orange Glazed Chicken and Squash, Tomato Focaccia.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


It's Prime Time For Peaches

Summer is almost over, but there’s still time to enjoy local peaches before they’re gone.

Peaches, the third most important fruit in America, are cousins of the cherry, apricot, plum, and almond. The flesh of the peach may be white or yellow with a pitted or furrowed stone of the free or cling type.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pack A Picnic For Labor Day
Labor Day, contrary to what the name implies, is not about work. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the final weekend of summer — and what better way to say good-by than with a family picnic.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Peppers Add Zip To Wintertime Meals

We’ve all heard the nursery rhyme about Peter Piper and the peppers. While Mr. Piper may have picked those peppers, Mrs. Piper was probably the one who was in the kitchen slicing and dicing.

Now that the local pepper harvest is underway, we should follow the Pipers’ lead and stuff, bake, freeze and pickle those peppers for winter use.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lunchbox Treats For Back To School

Betty Crocker had it right — “nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.” 

It’s especially true as school time rolls around. Nothing eases the transition back to school like home-baked cookies packed in a lunchbox or waiting after school.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

'Cool' Food For Hot Days
While we’ve experienced a reprieve the last few days, it’s August and hot summer weather is sure to return. The trick to staying cool on super hot days is to use “cool” ideas for preparing meals. The best method is not to cook at all; second best is to use the microwave.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014


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