Does the Salt You Choose Really Make a Difference?

Does the salt you choose really make a difference?

Written by Stephanie Langford Mmm, salt. I confess, I just love salty things. It’s too bad that salt has gotten such a bad rap (along with butter- one of my other favorite culinary delights). Everywhere you look in the grocery store, pretty colored packages with sleek marketing slogans proclaim that they have “no salt”, “low salt”, or are “low in sodium”. And we buy them up, oh yes we do. I see the coveted “low salt” labels in pantries and shopping carts galore, or hear […]

How to Cook Vegetables: Steaming, Pan Cooking and Lots of Tasty Recipes

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“I know we should eat more vegetables, but…” This is a common refrain. I bet you’ve even said it yourself. Vegetables tend to be one of the most under-appreciated parts of the food kingdom, and sadly, one that very few people have learned to truly incorporate into their regular eating habits. The video above is a clip from a recent episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (one of the few things worth watching on tv!). Watch this brief segment to see that today’s children are […]

Gardening with Herbs 101: Preserving Your Herbs

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs – now that you’ve harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season use: Freezing This method best preserves flavor.  Rinse the herbs and chop coarsely.  Place about 1-2 teaspoons in each compartment in an ice cube tray.  Cover with chicken stock, olive oil, or plain water and freeze.   Transfer frozen cubes to Ziplock bags for longer […]