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  • Garlic Mexican Polenta Pie

    Garlic

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection  The garlic bulb should be firm with papery-dry skin and have no sprouting.  Soft bulbs indicate over-ripe garlic that will not store for very long.  Avoid shriveled garlic bulbs or those...

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  • Oven Eggplant Pizzas

    Eggplant

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Choose eggplants with smooth, shiny skin that are uniform in color and heavy for their size.  Avoid shriveled and soft eggplants. Kitchen Tip Make your own no-cook pizza sauce at home!...

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  • Creamy Tomato Dill Soup

    Dill

    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 When mincing...

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  • Chilled Cucumber Soup

    Cucumber

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage  Keep the cucumbers wrapped in a plastic wrap and store them in your fridge. Kitchen Tip  To quickly seed a cucumber, simply cut it in half lengthwise, then cut each half in half again. ...

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  • collard greens hummus wraps

    Collard Greens

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Choose leaves that are bright green and fresh looking.  Avoid those that look wet and bruised or shriveled.  Holes, tears and yellowing edges are signs the greens are past their prime...

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  • Cilantro southwest chopped salad

    Cilantro

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Place the stems (with roots intact if attached) in a glass of water and cover the top loosely with a plastic bag, refrigerate.    Kitchen Tip Take care not to mince fresh cilantro too...

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  • Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection Look for cauliflower that has a creamy white color with densely packed florets that are free of blemishes, browning or wet spots. Kitchen Tip To save time, this dish may be created using...

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  • Carrots Salad Recipe

    Carrots

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection If possible, select carrots that still have greens attached, as these tend to keep better.  Check the freshness of the carrot leaves, or if the leaves are removed, choose the carrots with...

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  • Cantaloupe Spears

    Cantaloupe

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Selection  Choose a melon without bruises, soft spots, moldy patches and cracks.  Aroma is a great indicator of ripeness - the smell should be sweet and fragrant.  Kitchen Tip  How do you know if...

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  • Cabbage Asian Beef Bowls

    Cabbage

    By Kansas Living on August 23, 2016

    Storage  Keep the cabbage whole and do not wash until you plan to use it.  Store the whole head of cabbage in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Kitchen Tip  To cut scallions,...

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