The holiday season is fast approaching, and you know what that means: platters of delicious home-baked treats, carefully wrapped gifts for family and friends, and hours-long dinner parties with plates upon plates of picture-perfect dishes. With all the effort we put into entertaining and enjoying the best of the season, we don’t always remember to make space in our planning for sustainable considerations. The good news is that there are many tips and tricks to make sure the most wonderful time of the year is not the most wasteful.
Many of the most wonderful foods in this world require the most work to enjoy their deliciousness. Take pomegranates for example. People are always excited to share the secrets of how they magically extract the seeds from inside this pithy fruit without making a huge mess or sacrificing any of them to the kitchen floor gods.
Now that the holiday season is full swing, some of you may be feeling a titch of seasonal stress. Making your lists and checking them twice while swilling spiked eggnog to take the edge off. Or, you may be taking it all in stride with all of your yuletide tasks complete, and if that is so Santa doesn’t like a brown noser well done. If you’re like me though, and already running out of steam, this post is dedicated to you.
The wide world of mushrooms is incredibly diverse, ranging from the deadly to the hallucinogenic to the incredibly expensive culinary varieties. Tens of thousands of mushroom varieties exist, with only a small percentage fit for cooking. Mushrooms can be commercially cultivated or wild foraged, with the latter becoming a hot food trend in recent years.… Read more »
If you were a fan of the popular 90s sitcom Seinfeld, the term Festivus should spark up some nostalgia. The prolific aluminum pole. A meal consisting of meatloaf and spaghetti with red sauce. George Costanza (Jason Alexander) being wrestled to the floor by his father in an attempt to pin him against his will. Oh Festivus, how you warm the cockles of my heart.… Read more »
You’d be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t enjoy consuming their meals in wrapped form. Lettuce wraps, flatbread wraps, tortilla wraps, and pita wraps can be stuffed with pretty much anything your heart desires. Veggies, meat, cheese, spreads… the possibilities are endless and the outcomes often delicious. On top of that, the wrap is the ultimate grab-and-go food when you’re in a hurry.
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Did you know that the edible part of the artichoke is actually the bud of the plant’s flower? Originating in the Mediterranean region, the artichoke is a variety of a species of thistle. That might not sound too appetizing but don’t let that little fact rob you of the joy of eating its tender heart, inner stem and petals. … Read more »