Fresh This Week Tips, Week 11.28.10

Navel Oranges STORE: Refrigerate for up to two weeks. PREP:  Peel the orange and remove the white pith, if desired. To section the already peeled fruit, cut away the outer and inner skin to expose the pulp. Then, run a sharp knife along the sides of the dividing membranes to release the sections. Work over…

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This Christmas, leave the running around to us!

Let us help you get some names checked off your Christmas shopping list this holiday season. Food is just one of those universal gifts that everybody enjoys. Even those people that are just hard to find something for will be pleased with a gift of produce or a food gift basket. Even more, gifts from…

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Know Your Produce: Kohlrabi

Have you ever eaten a kohlrabi? These little sputnik-shaped vegetables come in green or purple, can be eaten raw or cooked, and taste a lot like broccoli stems. The word kohlrabi is German for cabbage turnip (kohl as in cole-slaw, and rübe for turnip) though kohlrabi is more related to cabbage and cauliflower than to…

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Steamed Zucchini & Cheese

From Marty Ingredients: 5 medium zucchini ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 cup freshly grated parmesan or Parmigiano cheese Salt and white pepper to taste Directions: Trim the stems and pip end of the zucchini, then slice them into 1/4-1/8 in. slices. Cook briefly in lightly salted water, removing them when they…

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Mashed Potatoes & Sunchokes

Ingredients: Sunchokes – 4 medium sized, well washed and scrubbed Potatoes – 1 lb, well washed and scrubbed cut up into chunks Cream cheese – 2tbsp Milk – ¼ cup (or as required) Butter  – 1tsp Salt & Pepper, to taste Directions: Place the potatoes & Sunchokes in a medium sized saucepan, add water about…

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Holiday Meals

Are you rushing around yet? It’s the season for holiday plans, schedules, trying to find that perfect gift, and entertaining friends and family. It’s also a time of dietary excess, increased stress, and let’s not forget colds and flu. Statistics show that December is the most stressful month of the year. That and the cold…

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