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  • Chick Pot Pie w Peas

    Peas

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Choose peas that are bright green and feel crisp and fresh.  Look for pods that are full but not bulging.     Kitchen Tip If you don’t have time to cook chicken for this recipe, use the...

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  • Pear Sundaes

    Pears

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Look for fruit that is smooth, free of bruises, firm and has bright, shiny skin.  A ripe pear will be fragrant and will have a slight softness at the neck.  Kitchen Tip  Use a Microplane...

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  • Peach and Tomato Salad

    Peaches

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Choose peaches that have no green undertones but rather a good pallet of colors - cream or yellow, with a nice blush of pink.  Kitchen Tip  To check for ripeness, press the seam of the...

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  • Parsnips Roasted Root Vegetables

    Parsnips

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Select smaller parsnips that are firm and heavy for their size, with no soft spots or discoloration.  Look for parsnips that are very white, as this indicates a sweeter parsnip.  Avoid...

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  • Caramelized Onion, Mushroom Gruyere Pastries

    Onions

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage  Store wrapped in paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Remove plastic band if appliocable. Kitchen Tip  Prepare onion as close to cooking or serving time as possible. An...

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  • Okra and Sausage Maque Choux

    Okra

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Look for pods the size ofyour pinkie or, at most, your index finger.  Look for bright crisp green pods with no blackened age spots.      Kitchen Tip If you don’t have grape tomatoes on...

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  • Mint Cilantro Pesto

    Mint

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage Shake the stems loosely and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Add a piece of paper towel to absorb any condensation that may form inside the bag.  Kitchen Tip Pesto freezes...

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  • Kale Bake

    Kale

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage Keep kale refrigerated in an airtight bag.  It can typically be stored for up to five days, but you may notice bitterness with longer storage.  Kitchen Tip All types of kale have a thick,...

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  • jalapenos Cheesy Bread

    Jalapenos

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Avoid pepers with bruises, spots or mold.  Stems and pepper shouldn't be shriveled.  Kitchen Tip To soften butter without melting it, place butter into microwave and cook at 30% power...

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  • Green Bean Orzo Skillet

    Green Beans

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage Store unwashed fresh beans in a rusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.  Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days.     Kitchen Tip To cook fresh...

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