How to Cut a Cantaloupe

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We love to celebrate summer with fresh fruit. But what if you’re not sure how to prepare it? Want to learn the best method for cutting a luscious cantaloupe or honeydew into slices or bite-size chunks? We share our pro tips in an easy illustrated how-to guide, just in time for melon season. Read more now on Foodal.

How to Poach Eggs to Perfection

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Poached eggs are a timeless brunch classic, and a reliable go-to option for making meals in a pinch. But so many people are afraid to make them at home. Want to learn how easy it is to prepare them to perfection on the stovetop? We share our handy cooking tips and serving suggestions. Read more now on Foodal.

Foodal’s In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners: 5 Great Brands Reviewed

Foodal's In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners

Preserving your garden’s harvest, or seasonal produce when it comes on sale, is just flat-out smart. A pantry full of jams and jellies, chutney and pickles for the year is economical, you get to control what goes into the foods you eat, and it’s fun to produce them as well. You can produce a variety of low-acid foods, including garden veggies, fish, poultry, game, and meat. And while they make look a little complicated, they actually have a simple design and are easy to use. Get the whole story now!

Meat Thermometers: Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein

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Using a simple little gadget like a meat thermometer can prevent over or under-cooked meat, and eliminates guesswork altogether – making you look like a brilliant star in the kitchen! Simple to use, inexpensive, and small enough to store in a drawer, an accurate thermometer can deliver sumptuous, and perfectly cooked meats time after time.

How to Store and Organize Your Tea Varieties at Home

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What’s your favorite kind of tea? Whether it’s black or green, fruity or herbal, freshness equals delicious flavor. Learn about proper tea storage from the experts at Foodal. Discover five useful ideas for organizing varieties, and a host of helpful tips for creating the perfect cup of tea. Read more now.

5 Things to Know before Heading out to the Farmers Market

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Want to eat more seasonally and source your food locally? If so, try out your local farmers market. Read Foodal’s tips to help you have a successful trip and to ensure that you are actually getting the locally grown and organic produce that you want.

Jam, Jelly, or Preserves? A Quick Guide to Spreadable Fruit

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Is your go-to breakfast a crisp slice of toast slathered with jam? Maybe jelly? Or could it be preserves? What’s the difference? Read on for a quick guide to spreadable fruit, and in no time, you’ll know your curd from your conserve, and how each delicious variety is made. We’ve got what you need, right here on Foodal.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Know How to Store Them!

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But before you make any refreshing recipes, from drinks to dessert, know how to store lemons, as well as all citrus fruit. To keep them at their best, and enjoy all the tart and juicy benefits, learn how to select and store them properly. Get all the info here on Foodal.

The Best Ways to Use Cinnamon for Sweet or Savory Dishes

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Cinnamon adds its distinct flavor and fragrance to a wide array of foods. Sweetly spicy, it’s a natural with beverages, fruit, grains, nuts, proteins, and vegetables – a truly versatile ingredient. And did you know one variety is better for desserts? Find out now how to choose the best for sweet or savory dishes.