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As spring turns to summer, it's time to use up that spring produce with these delicious rhubarb streusel muffins. They would be perfect for a lazy brunch outside or a weekend picnic treat! Image from Smitten Kitchen RHUBARB STREUSEL MUFFINSadapted from Smitten Kitchen For the Streusel: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour 1 Tbs. granulated sugar 3 Tbs. brown sugar 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of salt 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted For the Muffins: 1 large egg 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 Tbs. granulated sugar 5 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm 3/4 cup sour cream 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking...
from the FarmPlate Kitchen Seeds from a sugar pumpkin, rinsed Olive oil Ground cinnamon or ground red chile (optional) Sea salt from the FarmPlate Kitchen Seeds from a sugar pumpkin, rinsed Olive oil Ground cinnamon or ground red chile (optional) Sea salt Bring a saucepan of salty water (about 1 tablespoon of salt to 1 quart of water) to a boil. Add the pumpkin seeds and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the seeds and toss with a tablespoon or two of olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon or ground red chile, if desired, and toss again. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with sides with parchment paper. Spread the seeds in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with salt. Bake on the...
There's a friendly tip in just about every Halloween-themed article ever written that reads "At Halloween, a great way to make use of pumpkin seeds is to toast them and eat them." Ha! Year after year, like Linus, I went through the same Halloween ritual. I'd rinse the slimy pumpkin guts off the seeds thinking "This year will be different." There's a friendly tip in just about every Halloween-themed article ever written that reads "At Halloween, a great way to make use of pumpkin seeds is to toast them and eat them." Ha! Year after year, like Linus, I went through the same Halloween ritual. I'd rinse the slimy pumpkin guts off the seeds thinking "This year will be different." Yet no matter...
from the FarmPlate Kitchen If you plan on using homemade pumpkin purée in this recipe instead of canned, keep in mind that an average size pie pumpkin will yield between 3 and 4 cups of cooked purée. Store unused pumpkin purée in 1- or 2-cup quantities in the freezer. It will keep for several months. 1½ cups King Arthur white whole-wheat or unbleached all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup Honey Gardens honey 1 large egg 1 cup (8 ounces) pumpkin purée (canned or from a cooked...
September is a honey of a month. The kids are back to school, the days are still warm and roadside stands are overflowing with nature's bounty. To top it off, it's Library Card Sign-up Month (time to check out a cookbook or two) and National Honey Month, sponsored by the National Honey Board, which was established by Congress in 1987 to support U.S. honey producers and encourage all of us to buy and use more honey. If you're looking for a special honey with a particular flavor, the National Honey Board website has a wonderful tool called the Honey Locator that lets you search for honey by flower source. From acacia to orange blossom to Yucatan varieties, you'll find honey from more than 170...
The sun popped out yesterday and today you can almost hear the strawberries ripening in their rows. June is strawberry season all over New England, and nothing quite says summer like a basketful of sweet strawberries you've picked yourself. The promise of juicy strawberries is a great way to entice friends and family away from the house and into the countryside. You-Pick strawberry patches can be found throughout the region and it looks like we'll have ideal picking weather now through Father's Day. Obviously you want to get the most out of your picking efforts, so here are some tips to keep in mind: • Select strawberries that are bright red all over. Leave the berries that are still green...