From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Learn why Food Network Kitchens loves to used freeze dried fruit in its recipes!
Can you use dried herbs instead of fresh?
During the winter, fresh fruits are limited in many parts of the country. Luckily, we can turn to dried fruit with all its nutritional goodness.
The end of winter is always the time when I want some new fruit! I love the apples and citrus that are available at the market, but I need a change. That’s when I turned to the dried stuff and look for ways to experiment with them in dishes.
During the cold winter months, the availability of fresh fruit may be more limited. This is the perfect time to grab for dried varieties – or is it?
We’re giving away 12 bags of goVida (four of each flavor) to two lucky, randomly-selected commenters.
If you like store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, you’ll love them dried from the oven. Although they take some time to cook or bake, it’s pretty straightforward —cook those babies low and slow.
We’re giving away one 6-pack of each Crispy Fruit flavor and two bags of each FruitziO flavor to two lucky, randomly selected commenters.
Swap chicken or fish for dried beans once or twice a week — you'll save money, take in fewer calories and enjoy beans' many nutritional benefits.