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.
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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.
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?
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.
Can you use dried herbs instead of fresh?
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.
Spicy, zesty, smoky, sweet — you name the flavor and there’s a dry rub that will suit your tastes and that will have your guests oohing and aahing after every bite.