Easy Method for Slicing Stone Fruit

I love peaches and nectarines probably more than any other fruit, and this week I’m sharing my tip for slicing up stone fruit for snacks and fruit salads over at the Plan to Eat blog: This time of year, I tend to buy as much stone fruit as I can because the season never seems […]


Giveaway: Bluapple Produce Saver (3 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Sam (samnkids@…), Shana (nineteen19@…), Stefanie Bunning (smbunning@…)! All living plants — especially fruits, vegetables and flowers — give off ethylene gas as a chemical signal to help speed up ripening. While this obviously has its place in nature, when we store fruits and veggies in our refrigerator, […]

Stock Your Freezer with “Overripe” Bananas and Save

Yesterday I shared my love of “overripe” bananas on the Plan to Eat blog: I probably look like a crazy woman when I head to our local grocery store and load up my cart with bags of “overripe” bananas, but because they’re so versatile, I usually buy as many as the store has available. The […]


Homemade Produce Wash for Your Fruits & Veggies

I’m excited to be contributing regularly to the Plan to Eat blog again, after a hiatus while I worked on the book manuscript, and today I’m sharing several ideas for making your own produce wash: With growing concern about the safety of conventionally grown fruits and veggies — and the relatively exorbitant prices of organic […]


Quick Tip: How to Cut a Pineapple

Pineapple is one of our very favorite fruits, and we go through at least one a week. For a long time, I was intimidated by the idea of cutting a pineapple, so I stuck with canned, but it’s actually really easy. They offer special pineapple cutting tools, but they’re unnecessary. Here’s how I do it […]

How to Eat a Kumquat

A couple of years ago, I didn’t even know what a kumquat was when Shaina from Food for My Family nicknamed her oldest son “Kumquat” on her blog. But last week when I saw them next to the blueberries and blackberries at Walmart, I couldn’t resist buying a pack to try them for myself. The […]