Ten Ways to Use Those Fresh-Picked Apples

Fall is here and with it comes the once-a-year opportunity to pluck fresh, sweet apples of all kinds right from the trees. Outside in the apple orchard the air is crisp and the sweet tangy scent of fresh fruit is all around. If your family is anything like mine, you’ll find it easy to get […]

Gluten-Free Liquor

I’ve had a lot of questions lately from clients about gluten in alcoholic drinks. Many common forms of alcohol are made from grains, and most of the grains used for alcohol production contain gluten. If you’re avoiding gluten in your diet, you will be completely safe with wine/beer/spirits that have been fermented and/or distilled from […]

Don’t Waste Those Independence Day Leftovers!

All across the country on July 4th thousands and thousands of grills will be fired up for celebration cookouts. It’s hard to plan food amounts perfectly, especially when you’re hosting a crowd. If you follow good food safety practices, though, (like refrigerating cooked foods, especially meats, soon after cooking, and not leaving anything out in […]

Pumpkin Love

Halloween is just around the corner and the pumpkins are rich, heavy, and ripe for the pickin’.  Pumpkins are one of my favorite fruits (yes, they are technically a fruit), but they taste and cook up like a dense winter veg. They can be intimidating to cook from scratch, but with a few tricks up […]

Anytime Thanksgiving Turkey and Fresh Cranberry Sauce

I really love roast turkey, but there’s no denying that it’s a big honkin’ bird and requires a big honkin’ effort to prepare. Especially if you buy free-range, and I hope you do, because you have to brine that sucker for days in a big honkin’ bucket that barely fits in the fridge. So when […]