eggplant :: in season

Seasons/Availability Italian eggplant is available year round. Growing Your Own* Check out Grow Your Own Veg to learn how to plant, grow and harvest eggplants/aubergines. {image via Grow Your Own ...


how to make a smoothie

A smoothie can be as simple as fruit juice, yogurt, and ice, blended into an on-the-run meal or a filling snack. The variations are endless! Try Better Homes and Gardens’ basic ...

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lunchbox snacks

We could not have asked for a more thorough blog to offer healthy lunch ideas than Beneficial Bento. You got it, Kristie’s mission is to make healthy food more fun to ...



feta + watermelon salad

A fabulous combination of flavors in this mouth watering and unique summer ...

jambon de paris baguette

French ham, also sold as jambon de Paris {available at Wagshal’s}, is a ...

mexican style corn on the cob

Serves 2 These messy but irresistible ears of corn coated with cheese ...

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bacon, peach and arugula sammy

Total Time: 20 min Prep: 12 min Cook: 8 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy INGREDIENTS 8 slices thick-cut bacon 1/4 cup packed fresh basil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh lemon or lime juice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 8 thick slices multigrain bread 2 peaches, halved, pitted and thinly sliced […]

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picnic menu #1 :: hiking

For a Hike: Pack a Little Since you’ll be on the move, lighten your knapsack’s load with hand held food that doesn’t need an ice pack. {ideas and recipes via Real Simple, by Yolanda Wikiel} The Menu Prosciutto and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches Chips Frozen grapes Licorice twists Water Take-It-to-Go Tips Store water in a collapsible […]

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german potato salad

A hearty German potato salad like this one makes an ideal accompaniment for smoked brisket. The dish is a legacy of German immigrants who settled in Central Texas. Saveur featured it in their special Texas issue (June/July 2009). SERVES 4–6 INGREDIENTS 2¼ lb. waxy potatoes, such as red new potatoes Kosher salt, to taste 3 strips bacon, chopped […]

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blueberries :: in season

Seasons/Availability Blueberries are available year-round with a peak season summer. Current Facts Blueberries, botanical name Vaccinuium corymbosum, are perennial flowering plants within the genus Vacciniuma, which also includes cranberries and bilberries. There are three types of blueberries: highbush, lowbush and hybrid half-high. The highbush blueberry is the most commercially important of the three types. The […]

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frozen fruit

Frozen fruit is one of the sweetest—and healthiest—ways to enjoy nature’s bounty. Whether it’s juicy watermelon, luscious cantaloupe, or sweet blueberries, you can work your favorite fruit into a delicious slushy, ice pop or homemade ice cream. Here are four ways to cool off this summer with a tasty, low-calorie treat. by Vanessa Seder, from Health magazine Cantaloupe and […]

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cool grilling tools

From fish-shaped trivets to portable hibachi grills, Coastal Living has pulled together the perfect tools to spice up your barbecue. Walk the Plank Grilling on a wood plank made from hickory, maple, mesquite, or cedar enhances the flavors of meat, fish, and poultry. (Try salmon grilled on a cedar plank—it’s one of our favorite flavor pairings.) […]

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make your own healthy marinades

Marinades can be a powerful tool when it comes to creating flavorful seafood, meat, and chicken. Unfortunately, those convenient store-bought versions tend to bring along less than stellar nutrition facts. By making your own marinades, you can save sodium and other preservatives while ensuring a moist and delicious meal. Featured marinade: Check out Relishing It’s Pincho […]

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bbq for beginners : smoked meat

“If you can smoke a slab of ribs, you can cook a whole hog,” says Pat Martin, owner of Martin’s BBQ Joint in Nolensville, Tennessee. Beloved of Bon Appétit staffers including Danielle Walsh {writer of this terrific article}, Martin’s puts out all the classics, from brisket to wet and dry ribs to chicken. So, naturally, we thought Martin himself would […]

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french monaco beer cocktail

Plan next week accordingly … EVERY TUESDAY IS “SUPER BEER TUESDAY” at Wagshal’s A fine selection of beers, ciders, and specialty brews arrive on  Tuesday from all over the world and all over the United States. Wagshal’s goes to great lengths to provide our valued customers with the best selection from the major and specialty producers across […]

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ribeye steak

Also Sold As: Beauty Steak, Market Steak, Delmonico Steak, Spencer Steak, Scotch Filet, Entrecôte. Where It’s Cut From: The front end of the Longissimus dorsi, from the Rib primal of the steer. The further towards the head of the steer you get, the more of the Spinalis muscle you’ll find in your steak—that’s the cap of meat that […]

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