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.

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.

Marvelous Mushrooms: How to Choose, Clean, and Store for Long-Lasting Freshness

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Mushrooms are a beloved ingredient for many dishes, adding a rich, umami flavor to vegetables, egg dishes, meats, and more. Easy to prepare, they unfortunately don’t have an extensive shelf life once picked – but with the proper storage techniques, you can enjoy their fresh flavor for much longer. Join us now for a look at how to choose, clean, and store these tasty fungi!

How to Enjoy the Sweet Nuance of Bay Leaves

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Bay leaves are used in several global cuisines because of their subtle, herbal flavor and their delicate, lightly floral fragrance. A must for slow cooking stews, soups, and braises, they’re also a natural in quicker dishes like fish, poultry, pasta, and risotto. Join us now for all the details on how to choose and use this tasty herb!

How to Blanch Almonds

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Do you have a recipe that calls for blanched almonds but you just have regular nuts in your pantry? You can blanch and deskin them yourself in a couple of minutes. Find out what you need to know now!

What Is Brown Butter and How Do You Make It?

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Looking for a new way to cook with butter? Follow our easy step-by-step guide to get perfectly nutty and toasty brown butter. Master this yummy technique to use in sauces, pastries, and so much more. You only need just a couple minutes to completely transform one of your favorite ingredients! Grab a stick or two of butter, and get cooking now on Foodal.

Broken Homemade Mayo? Here Are Two Quick Fixes For Creamy Perfection!

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Creating your own batch of homemade mayonnaise is tops for bright, fresh flavors with all natural ingredients. But if you try to rush it, a made-from-scratch batch can be a bit finicky and break into a curdled nightmare. If this happens to you, we’ve got two quick and easy fixes to restore its velvety texture. Read more now on Foodal.

Cooking Basics: How to Peel and Devein Shrimp

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Have you ever wondered how chefs prep those perfectly cleaned shrimp for your cocktail? It’s called deveining, and it involves careful peeling and removal of the guts. To perfect your technique, read more now on Foodal.

How to Make Your Wedges Last: The Ultimate Guide to Storing Cheese

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Stocked up on fancy cheese and you want to make sure it stays tasty until the last bite? Not sure what the part of your fridge labeled “Cheese Drawer” is for? Never fear – Foodal has your comprehensive guide to wrapping and storing fine cheeses in your home refrigerator so they stay fresh until they’re gone!