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Apple Butter

Apple Butter

This isn’t actually a butter – it’s more of a spiced and concentrated applesauce – but the name implies you’ll want to bake with it and spread it on every pastry in sight. STORE: Refrigerate after opening. USE: Try it on toast, bran muffins, pancakes, waffles, vanilla ice cream or yogurt. Use it when a […]

Posted by: admin on December 7, 2010 @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Fall,Food Glossary,Spring,Winter
Apple cider

Apple cider

Apple cider is apple juice that has not been refined or pasteurized, hence, it tastes just like you’re drinking liquid apples: delicious. STORE: Refrigerate. Since it has not been pasteurized, apple cider will turn into hard cider within several weeks, even in the refrigerator, and within several months it will turn into apple cider vinegar. […]

Posted by: admin on @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Fall,Food Glossary,Winter
Apples

Apples

STORE: If you plan on using your apples within several days, you can keep them out at room temperature. Refrigeration keeps them crunchy for several weeks longer. If you want to keep your apples several months without processing them, wrap individual unblemished apples in newspaper and them place them in a cardboard box in a cool […]

Posted by: admin on @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Fall,Food Glossary,Winter
Apricots

Apricots

STORE: In the refrigerator. USE: Eat plain as a snack or in a fruit salad. Try them baked in a Breakfast Apricot Crisp or use them to liven up poultry in this Apricot Chicken dish.   Recipes: Apricot Chicken Breakfast Apricot Crisp Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Ginger Glaze

Posted by: admin on @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Food Glossary,Summer
Arugula

Arugula

Arugula has more calcium than any other leafy green (125 mg per cup) and less oxalate than any other leafy green (oxalate is the mineral that blocks calcium absorption), making it a superfood for your bones. STORE: Refrigerate in a perforated plastic bag, away from fruits. USE: Like kale, arugula can be eaten raw or […]

Posted by: admin on @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Fall,Food Glossary,Spring
Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus – along with morel mushrooms, strawberries and rhubarb - kick off the growing season in Virginia. It’s highly anticipated after the winter and for good reason. One cup of asparagus contains nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake of folate, a B vitamin that helps protect your cardiovascular and nervous systems. (Recent studies link a diet high […]

Posted by: admin on @ 2:00 pm
Filed under: Food Glossary,Spring
Avocados

Avocados

The avocado is a fruit, and even more specifically, a single-seeded berry. Ripe avocados have a creamy, buttery smooth texture. Add a little salt to it, and you’re good to go. Avocados have a unique nutrition profile. They contain lots of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, copper, […]

Posted by: Mary Rieber on January 17, 2017 @ 6:59 pm
Filed under: Food Glossary