What’s in Season: Fall 2019

Fall is certainly here. It is getting chilly and the days are getting shorter. The holidays are just around the corner – so hopefully you’ll be able to balance all of the candy, gravy, and pies with some other fall favorites. Read on for some hearty recipes to use up all of the seasonal fruits… Read more

culinary vocabulary

Culinary Vocabulary

Cooking has its own terminology, and understanding the various words commonly found in cook books will guide you through any recipe. Whether you’ve been cooking for years or are just starting out, a good grasp on culinary vocabulary can go a long way. AL DENTE: An Italian term describing cooked pasta that has a slight… Read more

Produce Spotlight: Tomatoes

What’s better than the first perfectly ripened tomato of the summer? As far as I’m concerned, not a lot. I’ll eat that like a peach.  But, I start to feel differently when I’m looking at tomato number 900 for the season. Here are a few ways to keep using those tomatoes and some information on… Read more

Make Use of Leafy Greens

During late spring and early summer, leafy greens are readily available at many stores, pantries, and farmer’s markets. Many greens grow best when the days are warm and the nights are still cool. As the summer moves on, the weather can get too hot for leafy greens and they’ll start to taste bitter so take… Read more

Food Safety At Home

Have you ever had food poisoning? Queasy stomach, chills, fever, diarrhea and vomiting are just a few of the symptoms people experience when they eat enough bacteria that grows on food that has not been cooked or chilled properly. If you haven’t had food poisoning, have you ever had the “24 Hour Bug” or “24… Read more

Cooking for One

At different times in our lives we may find ourselves cooking and eating alone. Whether you’re a college student, on the other end of a break-up, or a new empty-nester, you may be having a hard time transitioning to cooking for just yourself. Working up the motivation to cook for yourself can be hard. This… Read more

Prep School: Using Dry Beans and Lentils

If you’ve stayed away from cooking dried beans or other dry legumes like lentils or split peas because you think it is complicated, think again. Yes, they take some time, but the most effort required is filling up a pot with water and letting it simmer on the stove. Beans and legumes are economical, the dried varieties are usually… Read more

Winter Squash

To me, there are very few good things about winter. It’s cold, the sun doesn’t shine, and everything is white. However, one thing I do love about the winter season is the sense of coziness that comes along with it. The perfect winter day consists of getting all cuddled up under a blanket, watching a… Read more

How Food Bankers do Thanksgiving

What do you picture when you think of Thanksgiving? A table surrounded by family? A living room filled with friends? A quiet evening with loved ones? What about the food? Do you have mashed potatoes that are lumpy or smooth? Turkey or ham? What about green bean casserole? What foods can you not live without?… Read more

Fun Meals for the Whole Family

Wouldn’t it be a dream to have your whole family help you cook dinner? Sharing meals together as a household is a great way to strengthen relationships and communication. By creating a fun and interactive meal that everyone can participate in, families can bond in a very meaningful way. Here are some ideas on how… Read more