TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Schmacon Beef Bacon

The producer calls Schmacon “beef’s answer to bacon.” It looks like bacon and smells bacon; it cooks like bacon–preferably in the oven for maximum crispness, although it can be cooked in a frying pan. The result, crisp strips of Schmacon, tastes of beef instead of pork, but with the smoky, sweet spirit of bacon. A…
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RECIPE: Carrot Pasta

While we’re enjoying the warmth of Indian Summer, Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog suggests these raw, vegetable-based noodles made from carrots. Inspired by classic cold sesame noodles, delicate strands of carrots and cucumbers mingle together in crisp tangles of “pasta,” as vibrant as they are flavorful. Instead of peanut sauce based on peanut butter, Hannah…
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FOOD FUN: Pot Pies & A Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potato

September 23rd is National Great American Pot Pie Day, celebrating a favorite American comfort food. Pot pie (also spelled potpie) is a misappropriated name. Originally, “pot pie” referred to a crustless mixture of meat pie ingredients and noodles, stewed in a pot on the stove top. Over time, the term became used to designate a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fall Fruits & Vegetables

Have you seen a huckleberry up close and personal? The photo shows the fruit that gave Huckleberry Finn his nickname. It’s a fall fruit, a good choice for today, the first day of fall. As summer fades, so does the large assortment of fruits and vegetables. Rather than pay more for imported produce that is…
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