Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

Category: Tips & Info

Tips for using a slow cooker

Winter is a great time to make warm, savory dishes in your slow cooker. Most recipes are very easy: add your ingredients, turn on the cooker, and enjoy the meal 6 – 8 hours later! Here are a few tips…

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Preparing winter squash

Peeling winter squash can be a challenge. The thin-skinned varieties (acorn, butternut, delicata and sweet dumpling) can be peeled with a paring knife or vegetable peeler. Most recipes using these varieties call for cutting the squash in half. Position the…

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Spices and Herbs

USING FRESH VS. DRIED > Whole dried spices and herbs release flavor slower than ground spices and herbs > Ground dried herbs release flavor quickly and have a stronger flavor than fresh herbs > One teaspoon of dried herbs =…

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Kitchen Knife Safety

Keep your knives sharp. But be sure to keep them out of reach of children. Dull knives can slip while you’re cutting. Also, you’re more apt to be careful with sharp knives. Slice away from your hand and keep your…

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Cleaning kale

Do you want to try kale, but those curly leaves have you stumped on how to remove them? Check out this video and learn how to strip kale.

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Storing Apples

Apples can be best kept in the refrigerator, preferably in the crisper drawer or an unsealed plastic bag. It is important to remember to store fresh vegetables separately because apples release ethylene gas that can be damaging to other fruits…

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