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Pickling: An Overview

Pickling is the process of preserving foods in a high-acid environment and can easily be achieved in anyone’s kitchen. Check out our overview and get pickling! 

Marinades: An Overview

The ability to concoct a flavorful marinade is a useful skill to add to your cooking repertoire. A well-developed marinade can enhance the flavor and texture of a tough, inexpensive cut of meat and turn it into a tender and flavorful feast.  Now, let’s take a closer look how marinades work their magic before you begin soaking your meat.

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables

We at Friends & Farms believe that there is no such thing as too many fresh fruits and vegetables. We do admit, however, that sometimes it may be difficult to enjoy all of your basket items at the peak of ripeness.  For these unfortunate occasions, we propose a solution. Freeze it! That’s right; freeze the produce that you don’t think you’ll be able to finish.  ...

Forced Berries End the Winter Doldrums

If you are looking over the winter baskets and saying to yourself; What are berries doing in the baskets?  Or, if you have heard us use the term “forced” when talking about early spring berries and wonder what we are talking about, then this article is for you.

Understanding Beef Cuts

The third in a series about the beef industry.

Beef is graded on the simple bases of animal age and fat marbling.  Marbling is a measure of the inter-muscular fat.  Higher levels of inter-muscular fat yield more tender, juicy, and flavorful meats. Explore more detail in this article.

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