Strawberry Tops/Leaves: Tips and Information

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With it being summer with lovely, glorious strawberries around everywhere, what do you do with those strawberry tops and leaves?! Here is a suggestion from Food52 on how to use them up and reduce food waste (Food52 always has the BEST photos!): http://food52.com/blog/10484-how-to-use-your-strawberry-tops?utm_source=http://chocolateandzucchini.com&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=2014-07-newsletter-vo And here is a little information about the leaves themselves: This link […]

Grits, Bees, Square Watermelons, and Homer.

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Some recent food/foodie articles I’ve come across recently that are fun, interesting, and just downright odd! Food52 has done it again! The link below from them is informative, has great instruction, and lovely pictures. And it’s very “Every Bite”-esque! 1 Pot of Goat Cheese Grits, 5 dinners This is really a great photo taken at […]

The Why, When, and How: Blanching

Blanching, or “par-cooking” (i.e. partially cooking) is one of the simplest cooking techniques to master!   Why: If you’re blanching before freezing, you want to do it to make sure everything freezes properly, so you can enjoy your hard work throughout the winter months! If you’re blanching before serving on a vegetable tray for a […]