HOW-TO: Make Paneer


Making cheese may sound time consuming and like it’s out of your league, but we’re here to tell you otherwise. Paneer, a fresh cheese used in a lot of South Asian cooking, is one of the easiest cheeses to make at home. It doesn’t require any crazy equipment or a lot of time, but is […]

Get to Know: Farro


What is farro? Emmer Farro is an ancient or “heirloom” grain related to modern durum wheat that is believed to have sustained the Roman Legions as they marched across Europe. It was first cultivated as early as 10,000 BC in Ethiopia. Farro was especially valued in ancient Egypt, where it was the staple crop and […]

Cooking School: Knife Skills 101


with Sean Knox, Co-op Kitchen Manager If you’re new to cooking or wanting to deepen your culinary understanding, we’re here to help. In this edition of Cooking School, Sean will take you through four basic knife skill techniques so you can dice, mince, julienne and chop like the pros. As always, be sure to use […]

Matzo Ball Soup


There are pain relievers and antibiotics, and then there is Matzo Ball Soup. Often referred to as Jewish Penicillin, this soup has a chicken broth base with dumplings made from matzo meal (flour), and sometimes veggies like carrots and celery. It can be served with or without chicken and noodles and is best, of course, […]

Cheese Boards 101: Imported Edition


The weather is chilly and the holidays are around the corner, entertaining guests will become more regular and the cooler temperatures demand heartier fare. Here are some tips for building a cheese board that is sure to wow! This version uses imported cheeses and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Local and Regional […]

How To: Make Apple Cider Vinegar


If you have an over-abundance of apples, or peels and cores, then why not make your own apple cider vinegar? Sure, it’s easy enough to pick up on any grocery trip, but with some apple scraps, water and jar you can make your own! Apple cider vinegar is good for a whole host of things […]

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes

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These delicious vanilla cupcakes are easy as….well, pie. They require one bowl, ingredients you probably have in your house right now and self-restraint because boy, are they tasty! We like to top ours with vanilla or chocolate buttercream and then garnish them with some small local blooms. These have mini zinnias on them and we […]

Homemade Dog Treats


We know that you think of your dog as your furry, four-legged child, so why not spoil them with these simple homemade dog treats? This 3-ingredient recipe is sure to get Fido’s tail wagging. To make the dog treats you will need: 1 cup natural peanut butter (grind your own is best) 1 cup 2% milk 2 cups brown […]

Grilling Guide: Best Burgers Yet


Burgers are a summer staple and we’re here to make sure you’re equipped to make the best burgers yet. Follow our recipe and simple tips, then sit back, relax and watch your friends and neighbors chow down with delight. One of the biggest mistakes you can make when grilling burgers is handling them too much. You want to […]