Monthly Archives: September 2012

Eggplant

Eggplant  is a close relative to the tomato plant and grows the same way.  Although  the plant doesn’t need to be staked or put into cages. It does need about eighteen inches of space between plants  to grow properly. For … Continue reading

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Corn

Corn is the only crop that is native to America and it is its largest crop.  When it is ground it is made into corn oil, hominy grits, corn starch, corn meal and corn flour.  Other uses for corn are … Continue reading

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Cabbage

The cabbage family is very large and it’s close relatives include cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels s sprouts and kale.  They all contain a sulfurous compound that when it is decomposed becomes very strong tasting.  By putting cabbage into fast boiling salted … Continue reading

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Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a variety of the cabbage family, has  the white color pigment flavones, and is a flower vegetable. It is eaten raw, when used in salads and with a dip. When preparing cauliflower, the outer green leaves and woody … Continue reading

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TIP OF THE WEEK!

If you are planning on attending the exciting six state fair called the “Big E” in West Springfield, Ma., take time to rest your tired feet at the booth that sells those waterless stainless steel pans. These PRICEY  pans  are … Continue reading

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Celery

Celery is a stem vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked.  When cooked it is usually used with a combination of other vegetables. It is one of the main ingredients in a mirepoix,which is used as a base for … Continue reading

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Carrots

  Carrots are a very versatile vegetable and one of the basic staples in the kitchen. When going to the market most families check their supply of bread, milk, and eggs. Of course I do this too, but I also … Continue reading

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Tip of Week- World’s Finest 7 Ply Cookware Set (KT17ULTRA)

It is always wonderful to have a beautiful set of pans that you can proudly display hanging from a rack in your kitchen, However, it is more important that this same set be able to preserve more flavor from the … Continue reading

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers are easy to grow after being started in doors and transplanted outside after the last signs of frost. They even grow good in the hanging topsy-turvy containers. To keep grubs out of your vegetable garden, put a few cucumbers … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts were vegetables that surprised and even embarrassed me. The first time that I attempted to grow them was several years ago.  Having started them in doors  from seeds, I transplanted them into the garden when they were five … Continue reading

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