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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

By | 2018-04-06T09:36:53+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|

Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings) 4 tablespoons butter1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach (cooked, squeezed dry, and chopped)3/4 cup ricotta cheese2 eggs (lightly beaten)6 tablespoons flour3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan (divided, plus more for serving)3 1/2 teaspoon salt (divided)1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepperPinch ground nutmeg4 tablespoons melted butter (divided) Melt the butter in a large [...]

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The Best Way to Store Lettuce to Keep it Fresh and Crisp

By | 2018-04-01T21:44:00+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

One of the keys to making a good salad is ensuring that your lettuce is fresh and crisp. Nothing makes for a disappointing salad like a plateful of limp, wilted greens. There are two things salad greens need to stay crisp: moisture and air. You may have heard otherwise. Specifically, many people seem to think [...]

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7 Tips For Making the Perfect Vinaigrette

By | 2018-04-01T21:35:18+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

We expect a lot from oil and vinegar dressings, or vinaigrettes, as they're also called. Even the simplest one is asked to do nothing less than defy the laws of nature. That's because oil and vinegar don't mix. No doubt you've seen this yourself — shake up a bottle of salad dressing and the two [...]

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How to Use A Chef’s Knife

By | 2018-03-31T10:31:55+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: |

Become Skilled at Using a Chef's Knife Whether you are a novice cook or know your way around the kitchen, honing your knife skills is not only important for keeping you safe but will also make your recipes that much better. Ingredients that are cut uniformly cook at the same rate and result [...]

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DIY Tea Bags From Coffee Filters

By | 2018-03-16T07:57:54+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Use coffee filters to package your homegrown tea for an easy cup on a cold winter day. Herbal teas, once a mainstay in the lives of our ancestors, are making a comeback. You can see their popularity every time you go into the grocery store. What used to be a few brands of tea has expanded [...]

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Asian Vinaigrette with Seasoned Rice Vinegar

By | 2018-03-16T07:43:21+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|

Asian Vinaigrette with Seasoned Rice Vinegar This Asian vinaigrette is made with ​rice vinegar, ​soy sauce, ​sesame oil and fresh ginger.  1/4 cup cup seasoned rice vinegar1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce3/4 cup salad oil ((see note))2 tbsp sesame oil1/2 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)1/2 clove garlic (crushed)Dash Sriracha chili sauceBlack pepper (freshly ground, to taste) Place [...]

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Little Gems Lettuce

By | 2018-03-16T07:40:01+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

Little Gem lettuce is soft with just a hint of crunch. The delicate flavor is well suited to light vinaigrettes (Ginger Vinaigrette is lovely) and lemony dressings. Little Gems are especially delicious with thinly sliced radishes or spears of gently steamed asparagus.

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How to Convert Fresh and Dried Herb Measurements

By | 2018-03-09T14:33:13+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Categories: Herbs|

What do you do if a recipe calls for a fresh herb but you only have dried? No worries--there is a formula to follow when converting fresh to dried herbs and vice versa. The rule of thumb for most herbs is 1 teaspoon of the dried herb = 1 tablespoon of the fresh. In other [...]

When to Put Up Birdhouses

By | 2018-03-03T10:57:30+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Birding|

Knowing when to put up birdhouses is essential for birders to attract nesting birds to their yard or garden. For cavity-nesting birds, houses can provide the perfect place to build a nest, and other species may also use birdhouses as temporary shelters. If the houses aren't up, however, they can't be used. So when is the [...]

How to Read a Seed Packet: What the Details Reveal

By | 2018-03-03T10:04:47+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Gardening|

As seed-starting time approaches, many gardeners are busy organizing their seed packets and making a plan so they know which seeds to start when. This process is far smoother when you know a few facts about the seeds you’re planning to start. Learning how to read a seed packet is key to successful seed-starting efforts. Why [...]