Carolyn Malcoun's Blog (Page 16)

June 10, 2010 - 10:38am

I’m a sucker for a good deal. So whenever I see not-so-perfect organic tomatoes for $2 a pound or piles of corn at a rock-bottom price, I stock up. Find 20 quick summer dinners packed with fresh, in-season veggies here.

However, instead of subsisting on a diet of the-vegetable-deal-of-the-day until they’re all gone, I preserve them using a money-saving kitchen tool I already have. Since the last thing I want to do is stand over a hot stove processing canning jars for hours, I turn to the freezer. Full disclaimer: You will have to stand over the stove for a couple of minutes to blanch (quickly cooking in boiling water) vegetables before freezing. This step kills bacteria and stops the action of food-degrading enzymes, slows vitamin...

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June 9, 2010 - 11:03am

Summer is a great time of year to learn a few new tricks in the kitchen. It’s warm enough to grill, and there are so many fruits and vegetables—even fish—that are in season right now. Learn the 10 Secrets to Healthy Summer Cooking here.

As a food editor and recipe developer at EatingWell Magazine, I know that once you master a few tricks, cooking is even more fun and delectable. So why not resolve to expand your cooking repertoire and learn some new recipes this summer? I challenge you to cook these 5 recipes this summer.

Why these 5 recipes? They use techniques that you might think are fussy and difficult but really aren’t, or are recipes you should know...

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May 26, 2010 - 12:26pm

I hate to throw things away (please don’t look in my closet!), especially when it comes to food (you probably should avoid my freezer too). Whenever I serve burgers at a barbecue I inevitably end up with some extra buns.

(I can never use a whole bottle of barbecue sauce either. Find a dozen ways to use up a bottle of barbecue sauce here.)

While I love a good burger, I like to enjoy them in moderation. So to use up those extra hamburger buns (aside from making breadcrumbs), I make one of these delicious...

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May 21, 2010 - 11:57am

This Memorial Day, my husband, Dan, and I are having a BBQ. Since I’m a food editor at EatingWell, our friends are used to a delicious spread of food when they come over for dinner. But throwing a backyard BBQ doesn’t need to be complicated or costly—the menu we’re going to serve is full of inexpensive dishes that are super scrumptious too. Here’s a sneak peek at our menu, which for everything from drinks to desserts, costs just about $5 per person:

When I’m entertaining, I love to grill a big hunk of meat. It‘s just easier to have only one thing to pay attention to rather than keeping track of who wants cheese on their burger and who doesn’t. Smoked Turkey Breast is great for entertaining because it feeds a crowd, plus it costs about $1.50 per serving....

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May 18, 2010 - 11:49am

There’s something about spring fruits—plump cherries, tart rhubarb, juicy apricots and sweet strawberries—that I just can’t get enough of.

I make sure my neighbor with the unruly rhubarb patch knows she can pawn off any extra on me. When the organic berry patch down the road opens up, I go on several picking sprees to satisfy my urge for fresh berries plus have enough to make jam and to stock my freezer with frozen fruit. And when apricots hit the market, I snatch them up to snack on. (Click here to find out which 12 fruits and vegetables you should buy organic.)


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