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Pumpkins labeled “pie pumpkins” or “sugar pumpkins” are the best varieties of pumpkin for cooking. They are smaller than traditional carving pumpkins and have a sweeter, less-watery flesh. Select a pumpkin with a stem at least one to two inches long. Stems shorter than this will hasten the pumpkin’s decay. Misshapen pumpkins are fine for
Place fresh blueberries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. After they are frozen, transfer them into an airtight bag or container and place back in the freezer where they will last 6-8 months. For best results, make sure your blueberries are completely dry before freezing. No need to
Cabbage is a nutritious and delicious vegetable found in many recipes, but sometimes it produces an unpopular, uncomfortable side effect ….(gas). To help reduce gas production, try boiling cabbage with one or more of these seasonings: dill seeds, whole coriander seed, caraway seeds, rosemary, savory, or sage.
Want to make banana bread but your bananas aren’t quite ripe enough yet? Use your oven to speed-ripen them! Place unpeeled (but not green) bananas on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes at 300 degrees F. The peels will turn black, and the fruit will be soft — perfect for banana bread.