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Using New-Skinned Potatoes

Did you know that potatoes need to cure before they can be stored? The curing process hardens the skin, making it less likely for the potato to rot and mold while in storage. This can be achieved in two ways. Farmers will either mow down the plants, wait a bit for them to die off,…

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Parker’s Five Steps for a Successful Thanksgiving

Step 1: Write your menu Select all your recipes that you will be cooking, as well as those that guests might be brining. There are no rules for what to make at Thanksgiving, so time to get creative! If someone else is bringing a dish, are they brining it fully cooked? If they’re cooking at…

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Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys

Thanksgiving — our favorite holiday of the year!– is still a few weeks away, but for our farmers,Thanksgiving is really the culmination of a year’s worth of planning and hard work, especially when breeding and raising heritage turkeys. Heritage turkeys are turkeys that can naturally reproduce their same offspring. Most commercial poultry breeds are cross-breeds…

Brining a Turkey

Brining a Turkey

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What brand of pots and pans do you recommend?

When considering pots and pans as well as knives the best rule for me is purchase once.  Buy high quality products that your grand children will covet.  Of course this means investing dollars. I think that All-Clad is a great brand.  Make a wish list from their catalog or online store.  Or go to a…

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Can you freeze cabbage?

Yes, cabbage can be frozen, however the wedges, quarters or shredded cabbage must first be blanched. Cut the head of cabbage in half from top to bottom through the thick core.  Cut the halves in half.  Depending on the size of the head you may want to cut the quarters in half making eight pieces…

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Reviving Greens with an Ice Bath

Greens require a tons of humidity and moisture to stay fresh, and unfortunately your refrigerator sucks the moisture out of them. In the grocery store and distribution warehouses, these items are often packed with shaved ice or continually misted with cold water to look hydrated. Try this technique to best preserve lettuces, spinach, and all…

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Guide to Cooking a Whole Chicken

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Guide to Roasting a Turkey

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Pizza Guide

Perfect Homemade Pizza is a tricky thing to achieve, but with a little practice and the right technique, you can be making parlour-worthy pies in no time. For lots of toppings ideas, check out our Pinterest Board, “Pizza!”   WHAT’S THE DOUGH? INGREDIENTS It’s made with our organic whole wheat flour, honey, yeast, sunflower oil,…