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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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Pre-Made Batch Meals from the Freezer

By Kim Robson: Sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to prepare a meal from scratch. A great solution is batch cooking! Over the weekend, you can make several portions of your favorite recipes, and freeze them for your own do-it-yourself frozen dinners! The bonus: you know exactly …

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Quick Jams for Autumn

By Emma Grace Fairchild: The days are shorter and the air cooler as autumn approaches parts of the world, including my home in the Czech Republic. After a sunny and warm September, October is bringing cravings for soups, mulled wine and other tasty concoctions simmering on stovetops. At the same …

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Freezing and Storing Fruits and Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren We might not feel it yet, but fall is approaching and the one thing I miss the most during the colder months is the variety of fresh organic produce from either my own garden or a farmers market. Since my family has committed to eating local as …

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Too Many Apples?

By Fredrica Syren: I love fall for many reasons but one major reason is that’s it’s prime apple seasons. My family loves to go on apple self-picks and after we come home with loads of apples I go into preserve-apples mode. Here are some recipes that I tried that were …

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Got Too Many Tomatoes?

By Kim Robson:  This is the time of year when our backyard tomato plants are heavy with ripe fruit. Every day brings a few more and they start to pile up. I can use only so many. But I don’t want to give them away, either. How to best preserve the season’s bounty? My favorite standby method is this great …

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

By Kim Robson:  For centuries, vinegar has been used for countless purposes: pickling, pest control, personal and household cleaning, and cooking. But did you know that vinegar, specifically apple cider vinegar (ACV), is also an ancient folk remedy? Hippocrates is said to have prescribed ACV for a variety of ailments. Be wary of books and websites that …

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Preventing Food Waste–How To Keep Your Produce Fresh Longer

By Larraine Roulston: It is often a challenge to use up all your fresh vegetables and fruits before they start to look less desirable. When you discover you have more produce than you can eat in the immediate future, freeze some while it is still fresh. Alternatively, make preservatives or …

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Why Don’t Europeans Refrigerate Their Eggs?

By Kim Robson: Look around a typical kitchen in Europe, and you’ll likely see something sitting out on the counter or table right alongside onions or fruit: fresh eggs. Shop in any European supermarket, and you’ll see cartons of fresh eggs sitting out at room temperature right next to other …

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Benefits of Cooking in Bulk

By Amanda Wilkes: For so many years I lived alone and always disliked cooking because I unfailingly would have too many leftovers. (I’d be beyond disgusted with my spaghetti by day three!) I guess I just didn’t know any better, but why didn’t I think to freeze my oversized meals …

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