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How to prepare apples

This Week on Produce Made Simple: Apples

Gala, Honeycrisp, Macintosh, Empire, Ambrosia…the varieties are endless when it comes to apples.  But nothing says “fall” like hot apple crumble, fresh baked pie, or packing your kid’s lunch with an apple for snack-time. The wonderful thing about apples, aside ...

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Kale Pizza

Kale Pizza

I’ll take a Kale Pizza over a kale smoothie any day of the week! This easy recipe is adapted from my favourite Vegetarian cookbook, “River Cottage, Veg Everyday,” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The pizza has a thin, crisp, and chewy crust ...

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Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions1

Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

This is the perfect recipe to accompany a juicy steak.  The mushrooms are well seasoned to stand up to the big robust flavours of the beef.  You can use button mushrooms, cremini, or a combination of your favourite mushroom mix. Sautéed Mushrooms ...

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How to dress a salad with oil and vinegar

How to Dress a Salad with Oil and Vinegar

It’s not always necessary to mix a vinaigrette, especially if you’re only making a simple salad.  An easier way is to toss the salad greens with a little olive oil (enough to make the leaves glisten), then season the salad ...

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How to dry produce quickly

How To Dry Potatoes Quickly

  Washed potatoes need to be dried before being tossed in oil and placed in a hot oven to cook and crisp.  If the potatoes are wet when they go in the oven, they’ll steam instead of roast. Also, oil ...

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Testing Chili Pepper Heat

Testing the Heat of a Chili Pepper

I always test the heat of a chili pepper, regardless of if I seed it or not.  Because you never know how spicy a chill will be and everyone is different (even when comparing two of the same type), testing ...

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Store Ripe Bananas in the Fridge

My 89 year old Nana has a problem: she says she can never seem to eat all the bananas she buys before they turn soft.  This means she has way too many bananas going into her freezer on a weekly ...

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