TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Chef’s Tricks To Change Up Your Foods (Part 1)

Slice, caramelize and add to salads. Photo courtesy Microplane.   Chef Johnny Gnall shares this inspiration for cooking. He calls it “Going Against The Grain: Raw Foods You Should Try Cooking And (Typically) Cooked Foods You Should Try Raw.” Johnny chose 10 common ingredients and switched them from their typical use to “the other side.”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Citrus Recipe Ideas

Mini cheesecakes with red grapefruit topping. Get the recipe. Photo courtesy Texasweet.com. This tip comes from one of our favorite food educators, Alissa Dicker-Schreiber, The Kitchenista: While waiting for spring fruits to appear, citrus fruits are a culinary bright spot. Oranges, grapefruits, clementines, mandarins, pomelos, tangerines, and their kin—while available year-round—are our “winter fruits.” You…
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How To Store Lemons, Limes & Other Citrus Fruits

How should you store lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits? Since fruits typically keep better in the fridge, many people toss a lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit into the produce bin as soon as they bring it home. But that’s not the best way to store your citrus. Citrus is warm weather fruit.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Zest

If you’re zesting lemons, limes, oranges or other citrus for a recipe, buy organic fruit if you can. Conventional citrus crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, and a simple rinse won’t dislodge all of it from the nooks and crannies of the rind. The zest is the outermost part of the rind of citrus fruits…
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