How To Store Potatoes For National Potato Month

Quick tips for National Potato Month, September, on how to buy and store potatoes (National Potato Day is August 19th).     HOW TO BUY POTATOES FIRM. Choose potatoes that are firm, with smooth skin. Avoid potatoes that are too soft, greenish in color or have cuts, sprouts or blemishes. These are more likely to…
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How To Freeze Avocado, Avo Recipes For National Avocado Day

[1] Charred avocado. The recipe link is below (photo © Crown Shy | NYC) [2] Baked avocado fries. The recipe link is below (photo © Chobani). [3] Avocado soup with roast chickpeas (photo © DeLallo). [4] Ceviche-stuffed avocado. The recipe link is below (photo © Avocados From Mexico). [5] Bacon, avocado and tomato crostini. The…
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Pickles: Pickled Fruits & Vegetables For A Pickle Holiday

[1] It’s not just cucumbers: many fruits and veggies can be pickled, like these pickled radishes. Add them to salads, sandwiches, cheese plates, as garnishes and in a mixed pickle plate (photo © Simply Delicious Food). [2] Pickled apples, a delicious condiment. You can pickle them in an hour—see below (photo © Best Apples). [3]…
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Chicken Vesuvio Recipe: Chicken & Potato Wedges For National Potato Month

Who wouldn’t want to dig in to this plate of chicken and roasted potato wedges? You don’t need to know that September is National Potato Month; August 19th is National Potato Day. This is comfort food for every day of the year. The recipe comes to us from the Chicago restaurant La Scarola (Italian for…
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Fun Ants On A Log Recipe For National Ants On A Log Day

Sure, we love sophisticated foods. Bring on the molecular gastronomy or a plate of foie gras. But we also love the foods of our youth. This year, September 7th is National Ants On A Log Day (it’s held the second Tuesday of the month). So it’s nostalgia time. We remember the day in our childhood…
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