Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

Category: Tips & Info


Hints for Cooking with Honey

For best results use recipes developed for using honey. When you substitute honey for granulated sugar in a recipe: 1. Substitute honey for up to ½ of the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in…

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How to Broil Steaks

Broiling is a great way to enjoy those O’Connell steaks, but it’s not as easy as putting the oven on “broil” and letting it go. Here are some tips for successful broiling: – Select the right cut: tender cuts like…

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Drying fruits and vegetables prolongs your enjoyment of seasonal produce

Drying (dehydrating) food is one of the oldest and easiest methods of food preservation. Dehydration is the process of removing water or moisture from a food product. Removing moisture from foods makes them smaller and lighter. Dehydrated foods are ideal…

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Safe storage and handling for fresh shell eggs

Proper refrigeration, cooking and handling should prevent most egg safety problems. People can enjoy eggs and dishes containing eggs if these safe handling guidelines are followed: Don’t Eat Raw Eggs: This includes “health food” milk shakes with raw eggs, Caesar…

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Keep Your Cutting Board Looking Sharp

Wooden cutting boards are resistant to most stains, made from a renewable resource, and gentle on knife blades. But without proper care, your trusty go-to can start to smell like your famous garlic chicken-permanently. Alas, you can’t just stick a…

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Make your own natural cleaning products

Many store-bought cleaners contain dangerous chemicals, are packaged in petroleum-based products and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions due to the extensive production, packaging and transportation process. Common household products like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, nutmeg and cinnamon can be transformed…

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How to make your own chicken stock from scratch

One of the benefits of making your own broth, apart from having better control over the sodium, is that it can be cheaper than store-bought. Buying bone-in meat is usually cheaper than boneless skinless meat, and can give a meatier…

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Cutting onions without tears

The tearjerker in onions is a compound called propanethial-s-oxide, which is released in a vapor when onions are cut. When the vapor comes in contact with the eye, it is converted to a form of sulfuric acid, which produces the…

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How to roast vegetables

Many of the vegetables available in the Winter Market taste great when roasted. Check out this video for tips on how to create your own recipes using available local produce.

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Be careful with holiday party leftovers

When the party is over, be sure the leftover food gets packed up and stored properly right away. Don’t leave things sit out on the counter for too long. Temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit allow bacteria (germs) to…

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