Monthly Archives: October 2012

It's Pumpkin Season!

Posted on October 1, 2012

It's a fruit (yes, you heard us, it's a fruit) that practically screams Halloween, fall, October and pie, but there's more you can do with a pumpkin than carve jack-o-lanterns and roast pumpkin seeds...
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The Ultimate Ham and Cheese

Posted on October 1, 2012

They share more than just a hometown. The cheese we call Parmigiano-Reggiano and the air-cured ham Prosciutto di Parma are both carefully controlled and regulated specialty foods. As sparkling wine...

Ask Chef Rachael - October 2012

Posted on October 1, 2012

Q. What does "parboil" mean?A. Parboil isn'ta technically accurate word, because the prefix par means partially – and you can't partially boil something. You can par cook anything – and boiling is a...

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month

Posted on October 1, 2012

It's been said there are two kinds of people in this world – those that love peanut butter and those that don't. If you're one of those who can't get enough, then this month is for you. We're...
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October is National Chili Month

Posted on October 1, 2012

You may associate Texas with cowboys, the Alamo, cattle ranches or oil, but one of the state's most significant contributions to our country's culinary heritage is chili. Many people credit the...
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Spice Primer: Cumin

Posted on October 1, 2012

This month, Kowalski's is featuring cumin, a plant closely related to parsley, caraway and dill. In ancient Greece and modern Morocco, ground cumin is found at the serving table, a la salt or pepper...
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Pantry Storage Guidelines

Posted on October 1, 2012

You've no doubt passed over a random can of tomatoes or tuna while rooting through your cupboards and wondered, "How long has that been in there?" followed closely by, "I wonder if this is still good...
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Kitchen Tips - October 2012

Posted on October 1, 2012

In recipes calling for pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute 1/2 as much cinnamon plus 1/4 as much each nutmeg and ground ginger and a dash of cloves (if desired).Swap frozen edamame for frozen peas...
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The Use of Sulfites in Organic Wines

Posted on October 1, 2012

In a few viticultural areas around the world, organic grape farming has been practiced as matter of tradition for centuries. However, organic winemaking didn't become mainstream until roughly 30...