It’s time to bid farewell to summer produce, and hello to the hearty fruits and veggies that make fall so, well, fabulous—starting with Swiss chard. There are three different varieties, but they differ in looks only. Bunches of rainbow chard are composed of leaves that can have yellow, red, or orange ribs. Red chard is red-stemmed. And white chard has […]
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With apple season gearing up, you may find yourself craving juice or cider. If you’re having trouble choosing between the two, consider this food for thought: Cider contains an extra antioxidant. According to a study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, cider is enriched with approximately two to five times the amount of polyphenols found […]
Promote growth and root development in your houseplants with an unexpected ingredient: club soda. According to Deb Donaldson, a blue-ribbon winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, club soda contains a phosphate, which is good for plants—better, in fact, than tap water. Use it as you would regular water, but be sure that your club soda is flat: The carbon dioxide […]
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes early this year, starting tonight at sundown and ending Friday evening. If you’re looking to ring in the holiday, try these quick, easy, and festive fall foods and drinks: Bagel With Cream Cheese, Apple, and Honey Carrot and Apple Slaw With Raisins Honey-Soaked Feta Apple Blintz Pancakes Ginger and Honey Iced Tea Apple […]
With back-to-school season in full swing and Rosh Hashanah around the corner, now’s the time to start buying apples (farewell, summer fruit). To make sure you’ve picked the best of the bunch—whether at an orchard or at the supermarket—flick the apple near its stem. If the sound is hollow, the apple is a bit too ripe. If you hear a dull […]
Ever noticed how eating a kale salad can feel like trying to bite through a piece of cardboard? It’s one tough leafy green—but it doesn’t have to be. The next time you’re preparing a kale salad, wash your hands and then massage the greens. The pressure will tenderize them–making them softer, and easier to eat. It’s true! Another way to […]
I can never estimate correctly how much produce to buy during my weekly grocery runs. More times than not, at least one fruit or vegetable in my fridge goes bad before it reaches my plate.
Spaghetti is one of my favorite weeknight meals. It’s filling, inexpensive, and delicious. The only problem? It’s tough to measure out and I frequently end up tossing the leftovers. Thanks to these handy tips, it’s easy to revive the leftovers (whether plain or mixed with sauce) up to three days after cooking.