Holiday seasons are meant to be fun, but usually, we get caught up with a lot of important stuff to do: gift – shopping, sprucing up the house Christmas-style, choosing and decorating the tree, and yes, baking cookies. It’s time to take a deep breath and cut down on the workload. This Christmas season, instead […]
Freezing sweet potatoes without them turning brown can be challenging. There’s nothing worse than doing all the work of freezing, only to have your lovely potatoes turn from that gorgeous sunset orange to the color of rust by the time you serve them.
Strawberries are so delicious that I freeze strawberry puree every season so that I can pull some out of the freezer throughout the year and enjoy. There’s no sweeter indulgence than a decadent home-baked cheesecake topped with fresh strawberry flavor in the middle of November when strawberries are just not available.
Sweet basil pesto is simple to make and wonderful on hand for the off-season. When the garden delivers a bumper crop of basil, take advantage of it.