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How to Keep Common Salad Veggies Fresh

Posted on May 20, 2015
Salad Veggies in a Bowl

Farmers’ market season is here and that means fresh, local veggies every week! From picking your produce at the market to putting it away at home, you can’t get past the excitement of all the dishes you’re going to make. Then, a couple days later when you’re ready to prep, you notice that your produce is soft and a little sad looking. Don’t worry! We asked our in-house chef, Big John, how to keep more common salad fruits and veggies fresher for longer. Read on.

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5 Fruity Appetizers for Summer Shindigs

Pineapple and Cherry Fruity Appetizer Skewers

Summertime is the best time to be outdoors. The weather is warm, the breezes are cool, and it always seems like the peaches and strawberries taste sweeter. You know what else summer is great for? Parties. Lots of them. From bonfires and barbecues, to classy backyard affairs and simple celebrations, summertime heeds well to socializing. And with the social aspect comes the need for delicious, fruity treats that everyone will love.

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For the Love of Vinegar

Posted on March 31, 2015
Types of Vinegar

When I was in culinary school, I worked at a small café here in Denver with my fiancé. We wanted to learn the differences between apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and rice vinegar. Instead of simply cooking with it or tasting a small spoonful, our executive chef decided it would be funny to make us do shots of each. The next three hours were filled with upset tummies and regret. But we knew without a doubt what the differences between vinegars were, and would probably die before we forgot them. Read on...

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Get the Most Out of Your Roasting Pan for Passover

Posted on March 23, 2015
Roasting Pan

Passover is a very special time for the Jewish community. It is a time to honor the liberation of the Jews from Egyptian slavery. A Passover seder is held, with each food representing a different aspect of the struggle and liberation. When you are the one hosting a seder, there are some kitchen tools that are indispensable to making the after-seder dinner. One such tool is the roasting pan. Read on...

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Get the Most Out of Your Griddle

Posted on March 9, 2015

It’s another fun filled round of how to get the most out of items in your kitchen. This week we focus on the griddle. If you’re married, you might have received one of these on your wedding day.

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