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5 Tips for Buying Time on Farmers’ Market Produce

Save Your Summer Farmers' Market Flavors One of the great pleasures of the summer season is the outrageous abundance of the city’s farmers’ markets. Everything is flush and ripe—just begging you to bring it home. A full market basket is a delight. But sometimes it can compete with a full social calendar. There’s so much [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|cooking tips|0 Comments

Brewing Tea: Health Benefits and Varieties from Green to Black and White

Flavors of tea to steep and savor Tea drinking is my most consistent and comforting ritual to cleanse the palate. My typical routine for brewing tea involves boiling water while I’m cleaning up after a meal. I then allow my choice of tea to steep for a bit. Often, I pair the tea  with a [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Pro Tips for Your Summer BBQ: Grilled Veggies and Fruits

Fire Up a Spectacular BBQ Everything available at the farmer’s markets create a perfect scenario to fire up your creativity and try grilling a wide array of fruits and veggies. Whether you are a grilling aficionado or novice, try incorporating some of these suggestions for grilled veggies and fruits to create a spectacular BBQ. Mushrooms [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Cast Iron Cooking

Photo Courtesy of Lodge Manufacturing The fire crackles as firelight dances on the wall behind me, while snow softly falls outside of our old Maine farmhouse. The faint smell of wood smoke mixes with the aroma of mulled cider, roasting cranberries, and corn chowder slowly cooking over an open fire in a variety [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

Cooking with Herbs: Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme

Cooking with fresh herbs can help warm us from the inside, which is particularly helpful in on damp, rainy days, or in the midst of the early spring season. Fresh herbs can make what we think of as comfort foods more easily digestible and actually comfortable for the body, and not only our cravings. According [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|cooking tips|0 Comments

DIY Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You can roast pumpkin seeds with or without their shells. Kids love to snack on them, shells intact—something about nibbling and spitting that’s right up their alley. You can flavor the seeds simply with salt or with one of the spice combos I’ve listed, for a great homemade snacking treat. Makes 1 cup seeds 1 [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Prepare your own Pumpkin Seeds

  Jack-o’-lanterns are lovely. Cleaning out the pumpkin guts, though, can put you off your gourd. The reward for this not-so-super task, however, is the plump, delicious pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, which can be eaten straight up as a snack or included with great success in a variety of recipes. Shopping: There are two [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Benefits of Summer Squash

Cool and Hydrate with Summer Squash Eating seasonally is a simple, sustainable and enjoyable way to balance your health. And it is especially easy when you shop at your local Farmers’ Market or farm stand. From an Ayurvedic perspective, if you are a fiery pitta like me (hence the nickname Red Jen), you tend to [...]

By | July 23rd, 2010|cooking tips|0 Comments