Tips & Advice for Cooking Locally

Cooking locally can be tricky, especially in colder climates during the winter months. Learn how to stretch fresh ingredients to last longer and how to put a creative twist on the produce you have on hand.
roasted vegetables on a serving platter
How to Make Roasted Vegetables
Bowl of Cherries
How to Remove Cherry Pits Without a Pitter
roasted beets
How to Roast Beets
Healthy Tossed Lettuce Salad with Tomatoes, Cheese, and Nuts
How to Make Perfect Tossed Green Salads
Goose Eggs
Using Goose Eggs in Your Recipes
Fresh Peaches
How to Peel Peaches
freezing cherries
How to Freeze Fresh Cherries
Whole and halved kumquats
3 Great Ways to Use Kumquats
Brandied Cherries
Spiced Brandied Cherries
San Francisco Farmers Market
10 Farmers Market Shopping Tips
A pair of fried white fish
How to Pan-Fry Fish Fillets
Halved avocado on tabletop
How to Keep Avocados From Turning Brown
Strawberries in a colander
Washing Strawberries
peaches on plate with knife
How to Store Peaches Perfectly After Buying Them
Illustration depicting three methods to steam green beans
Three Easy Ways to Steam Green Beans
How to Steam Carrots
Mussels In a Bowl
How to Cook Mussels
rinse the pinto beans and pick them over
How to Cook Dried Beans
Basket of lemons
Preserved Lemons
illustration showing simple fig recipes
22 Tasty Fig Recipes to Enjoy This Luscious Fruit
Raw Kernels of Wild Rice
How to Cook Wild Rice
Sliced peaches
Learn How to Perfectly Slice Peaches
Hulled strawberries
The Easiest Way to Hull Strawberries
Morel mushrooms
How to Clean Morel Mushrooms
Maui onion photograph and explanation
What Are Maui Sweet Onions?
Mango to Serve
How to Cut a Mango
Cutting up peaches.
How to Ripen Peaches Perfectly
Fava beans
How to Shell Fava Beans
Fresh brussels sprouts
How to Steam Brussels Sprouts
how to steam cauliflower
3 Easy Ways to Steam Cauliflower
Garlic scapes freshly picked
Pickled Garlic Scapes
Various Fresh Berries
How to Thaw Frozen Berries in the Microwave
Roasted and peeled green chiles
How to Roast and Peel Chile Peppers
Peeled Asparagus
How to Peel Fresh Asparagus
Fresh Tomatoes
How to Freeze Tomatoes
Fresh Asparagus
How To Trim Fresh Asparagus Spears
Fresh Tomatoes in bucket
How to Ripen Not-Quite-Ripe Tomatoes at Home
Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley on a wooden table.
Easy Ways to Freeze Parsley
Cooked Cannellini Beans
Quick-Soak Method for Dried Beans
Sliced Watermelon fresh on wooden board
How to Cut a Watermelon
Whipped cream
How to Make Whipped Cream
Blueberry scones recipe
18 Frozen Fruit Recipes
How to freeze berries
How to Freeze Berries
Whole Cooked Lobster
How to Eat a Lobster
4 Easy Ways to Cook Crab
Okra and rice dish
12 Best Okra Recipes
Close-Up Of Red Bell Peppers On Barbecue Grill
Roasted Red Peppers
quince fruit on wooden table
How to Poach Quince in 4 Easy Steps
Burst Tomatoes
Tomato Recipes in Under 10 Minutes
Learn How to Freeze Pesto
Honeyed Preserved Kumquats
Honeyed Preserved Kumquats
How to whip egg whites
Successful Egg Whites
Two grilled chicken legs with onions and herbs
What Is Dark Meat Chicken?
Fresh Artichokes
How to Trim Fresh Artichokes Down to the Hearts
Bowl of Citrus Supremes
How to Section Citrus Fruits
How to Wash Lettuce and Other Greens
Kale salad
Tasty Ways to Cook Kale, Chard, and Other Greens
Basil Ribbons Chiffonade
How to Cut Basil Chiffonade
Close up of a plantain bunch.
How to Peel a Plantain
De-stemmed chard
How to Stem Swiss Chard

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