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How to Prepare Figs

How to Prepare Figs

Photo credit: Lisa from The Viet Vegan How to Prepare Figs Figs are often made into preserves or dried to take advantage of their delicious flavour. However, fresh figs are delightful eaten out of hand given their soft, sweet flavour and chewy texture. Roast Figs: ...
Leek Tips

Leek Tips

Leek Tips The tougher green ends of a leek can be used to flavour soups.  Just wash well and secure in a cheesecloth bag while the soup is cooking. Simmer sliced leeks in vegetable, chicken, or beef broth to add extra flavour. Sauté leeks and add them to a quiche, ...
Pear Tips

Pear Tips

Pears ripen from the inside out! Apply gentle pressure to the neck to feel if they are ripe. If cooking with pears, choose firmer varieties that hold their shape, like Bosc or Anjou. Peel pears before cooking them, as their skin tends to become tough when heated. If ...
Cauliflower Tips

Cauliflower Tips

Cauliflower makes a delicious substitution for rice. Simply chop a head of cauliflower finely (or process in a food processor until it resembles rice) and sauté until tender with olive oil, minced onion, salt, and pepper. When cutting cauliflower florets, cut from the ...
Onion Tips

Onion Tips

Onion Tips Onions are one of the most common base ingredients for stir-fries, soups, stews and sauces. If you find your cutting board smelling slightly like onion even after cleaning it, give it a good scrub with baking soda and water. Alternatively, you can rub it ...
Cranberry Tips

Cranberry Tips

Everyone has their own spin on cranberry sauce, but you don’t necessarily need a recipe to make a beautiful cranberry sauce. The Kitchn has a unique formula for the perfect cranberry sauce, with options for other add-ins of your choice! Have you tried cranberries ...

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