The Rub on Spices


Herbs and Spices Add More Than Just Flavor By Rebecca Taggart For thousands of years, spices have been sought after for their flavor, medicinal qualities, status, and novelty. And while spices no longer inspire the kind of exploration, trade, and wars they did in the 15th Century, researchers are now finding a different kind of [...]

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Turmeric for Health

Turmeric root

Turmeric’s Benefits Get Scientific Boost By Elizabeth Weinstein As a child growing up in Chennai, India, Aarthi Narayanan remembers that whenever she felt sick, the first line of defense wasn’t found in the medicine cabinet — it was growing in the garden.  Narayanan’s grandmother plucked plants and herbs from the tropical trees and plants growing [...]

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Spicy Poached Pears


Recipe by Tanya Milosevich INGREDIENTS 1/2 quart water 2/3 cup sugar 2 pears; peeled, cored, and quartered Optional spices: 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 3–4 black peppercorns or allspice berries, 1 split vanilla bean, and/or 1–2 star anise PREPARATION In a large saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add any of [...]

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Carrot-Apple Soup with Fresh Mint Garnish

Ingredients for this soup were included in The FruitGuys TakeHome case. Order yours today! Courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 4 carrots, peeled and diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 stalk celery, diced 1 apple, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger [...]

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Apple Pancakes

Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone INGREDIENTS 1  1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1–3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 eggs 3 tablespoons melted butter or oil 1  1/2 cups buttermilk* 1 teaspoon vanilla Salt to taste 1 or 2 apples thinly [...]

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Navy Bean Pie

Adapted from INGREDIENTS 1 (9-inch) pie shell 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup evaporated milk 2 cups cooked, mashed navy beans 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine eggs, [...]

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