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Roasted Beet and Kale Salad
Ingredients 1.5 lb. beets, peeled and quartered (or cut into bite sized pieces if you're using large beets) 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup walnut halves 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup ¼ teaspoon sea salt ⅛ teaspoon fresh c
Products (Garlic, Kale, Beet, Maple Syrup)

Sweeeet Potato Patties
Thanks so much to our member of the week for submitting this grandkid friendly recipe -- another thing to do with all those sweet potatoes!  3 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (baked and then mashed**)1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or combo of

Winter Squash- storage tips and recipes
Winter Squash *This page features information and tips for winter squashes in general. For recipes for specific squashes (Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Pumpkins, and Spaghetti Squash), click on the individual pages under the "Winter Squash&

Tomatillos- storage tips and recipes
Tomatillos Tomatillos are also called "tomate verde" in Mexico (which means green tomato). They belong to the same family as tomatoes and are considered a staple in Mexican cooking. Tomatillos are the key ingredient in fr

Swiss Chard- storage tips and recipes
Swiss Chard If you like spinach, you will adore chard. The flavor is mild yet earthy and sweet with slightly bitter and salty undertones.  Swiss Chard and Beet Greens belong to the same family as spinach and share a similar
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Sweet Potatoes- storage tips and recipes
Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes contain a wealth of orange-hued carotenoid pigments. In some studies, sweet potatoes have been shown to be a better source of bioavailable beta-carotene than green leafy vegetables. Botanically speaking,

Summer Squash and Zucchini- storage tips and recipes
Summer Squash and Zucchini Summer squash is very fragile and should be handled with care as small punctures will lead to decay. It should be stored unwashed in a plastic bag or air-tight container in the refrigerator, where it will keep&nb

Spinach- storage tips and recipes
Spinach Store fresh spinach in a dry plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper, where it will keep for two to three days.  To clean spinach, swish in a basin of cold water to get out the grit. Spinach stems, even of some young leaves, are

Spaghetti Squash- storage tips and recipes
Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its center contains many la

Salad Turnips- storage tips and recipes
Salad Turnips The Hakurei turnip, also called a salad turnip, is a small, creamy, white-fleshed turnip that looks more like a radish than it does its larger kin. Their surprisingly delicate, almost fruity flavor and crunchy 

Salad dressing- recipes
Salad Dressings Need a way to spice up your salad greens? Try one of these salad dressings that we have collected over the years!     Classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing: Whisk 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard,

Romanesco- storage tips and recipes
Romanesco Although in Italy there are a number of recipes dedicated to Romanesco, in the rest of the world it is usually prepared like conventional broccoli or cauliflower. Like cauliflower and broccoli, overcooking Romanesco will result in a text
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Radishes- storage tips and recipes
Radishes Radishes will taste best if eaten right away.  The greens can be cooked and eaten, but they should be separated from the root if they are to be stored more than a day or two.  Store cleaned radishes wrapped in damp

Radishes- storage tips and recipes
Radishes Radishes will taste best if eaten right away.  The greens can be cooked and eaten, but they should be separated from the root if they are to be stored more than a day or two.  Store cleaned radishes wrapped in damp

Pumpkins- storage tips and recipes
Pumpkins Sugar Pumpkins should be pierced several times with a sharp knife to prevent explosions and bake whole on a tray in an oven at 325°F until they pierce easily. Length of baking time depends on the size of the pumpkin. Halve larger

Potatoes- storage tips and recipes
Potatoes The first thing to remember about a potato is it's a living and breathing organism. Thus if you warm it up it will grow. If you seal it in a plastic bag it will suffocate. If they are diseased they will spoil. If it’s kept&nbs

Peas- storage tips and recipes
Peas Sugar snap peas can be eaten entirely; they are virtually stringless and the pod is quite tasty. Shelling peas can also be eaten raw, though the string on the pods needs to be removed and the pods are tougher. You can eat peas

Onions- storage tips and recipes
Onions Onions are high in water and sugar content so they require more care when storing; treat them gently to avoid bruising. Store away from potatoes because they'll absorb water. Generally, sweet onions will keep for 4-6 weeks or l
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Okra- storage tips and recipes
Okra Okra should be used the same day that it was picked or stored paper bag in the warmest part of the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Severe cold temperatures will speed up okra decay. Do not wash the okra pods until ready to use, or they will become
Products (Tomato, Corn, Okra, Olive Oil)

Melons- storage tips and recipes
Melons Canteloupe Storage Tips: Because of the rough texture of the melon, which are grown in a natural environment, it is a good idea to follow the safety tips outlined here from the University of Wisconsin Extension office:    After pu

Lettuce- storage tips and recipes
Lettuce Romaine lettuce and leaf lettuce should be washed and dried before storing in the refrigerator to remove their excess moisture, while Boston lettuce (aka buttercrunch) need not be washed before storing. A salad spinner can b

Kohlrabi- storage tips and recipes
Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is an alien-looking bulb with the leaves sprouting from its sides. The taste and texture of kohlrabi are similar to those of a water chestnut or broccoli stem, but milder and sweeter, with a higher ratio of flesh to

Kale- storage tips and recipes
Kale KALE  should be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator and cooked within 2-3 days.  Wrap kale in damp towel or place in plastic bag to retain moisture. To prepare kale, fold the leaf in half along the stem and cut out the st

Hot peppers- storage tips and recipes
Hot Peppers The Scoville Scale is used to rate the hotness of chilies: Mild red bell peppers rate a zero all the way up to habaneros at over 100,000 heat units. The heat that peppers impart comes from an alkaloid compound called capsaicin, which i

Herbs- storage tips and recipes
Herbs Fresh herbs can be stored in an open or a perforated plastic bag in your refrigerator crisper drawer for a few days.  To extend the freshness of herbs, snip off the ends of the stems on the diagonal.  Place herbs in a tall glass wi

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