TIP OF THE DAY: Before You Buy A Turkey, Ask These Questions

[1] Which is your turkey: Frozen? Heirloom? Heritage? Brined (photo courtesy Reynolds Kitchens | Facebook)? [2] A fresh free-range brined turkey (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [3] What the Pilgrims ate: Wild turkeys are streamlined birds that look like marathon runners compared to turkeys bread to have more meat (photo by Larry Price | National Wild Turkey…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Thanksgiving Turkey Varieties

TOP PHOTO: Broad Breasted White, America’s supermarket turkey. Photo courtesy Porter Turkeys. BOTTOM PHOTO: What the Pilgrims ate: the original wild turkey, a streamlined physique. Photo by Larry Price | National Wild Turkey Federation.   The turkey is a native American bird. As everyone who went to grade school here knows, it was enjoyed by…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heirloom Produce Part 1, Cucumbers

Charming lemon cucumbers. Photo courtesy Burpee.com.   LEMON CUCUMBERS It’s a lemon…no, it’s a cucumber. We spotted these unusual cukes and the ones in the photo below on the Burpee Seeds website. Imagine the surprise and delight when you serve a new and different twist on an everyday vegetable. The only question with these cute…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Head To The Farmers Market

What’s up, Doc? Beautiful produce at the farmers market, in non-conventional colors. Look for burgundy, maroon, white and yellow carrots. Orange and yellow beets. Purple “green” beans and bell peppers. Green, orange and purple cauliflower. Heirloom tomatoes in burgundy, green, yellow and stripes. Some of the unusual hues are the original colors—carrots, for example, were…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Rancho Gordo Gourmet Beans

Beautiful cranberry beans from Rancho Gordo. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE. Beans were nutritious fare for our ancestors. Yet today, many people think of beans as inexpensive food consumed by people who can’t afford better. They haven’t had Rancho Gordo heirloom beans! There’s no better way to learn to appreciate beans than to…
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