Fruits & Vegetables Answers

How to clean a leek

How do you properly clean a leek? I can never get all the dirt out of it.

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Preserving apples with sulfur

A friend told me that her mom used to preserve apples with sulfur. She says that the apples always tasted fresh even in the middle of winter. Can you tell me...

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Is a banana an herb?

I know that a tomato is a fruit, not a veggie. I know that a platypus is not a duck. I didn't know that a banana is an herb. Is it true? I heard it on Emeril.

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Preserving watermelon/watermelon pickles

I need to preserve watermelons so they can be used in science demonstrations. The melons do not have to be preserved for eating. We are just trying to purcha...

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Eating plums from ornamental trees

Can fruit from ornamental plum trees be used in jams and other cooked-fruit recipes? They're very sour, but I'm assuming they can't be harmful. Thoughts?

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Watergate/Pistachio Salad recipe

I am desperately looking for a recipe for Watergate Salad, also called Pistachio salad. It has pistachio pudding, pineapple, whipped cream and its really goo...

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Side dish for an onion & cheese tart

I am making a special dish for my best friend’s birthday – a carmelized Vidalia onion and Gruyère cheese tart. I need a side dish to go with this! For desser...

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Salad recipe

I just attended a wedding luncheon and had the most wonderful salad. I wasn't able to find out what the exact recipe was, but it had spinach, red leaf lettuc...

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What are ramps?

I saw a recipe called Sallys Ramps with Bacon. The recipe called for 2 lbs of ramps. What are ramps?

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Watercress & other cresses

I was looking at a recipe for , and it called for 1/4 bunch cress. I thought it was watercress, but that was already mentioned in the recipe. What is cress?

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Storing leftover tomato

What is the best way to store the remaining piece of a tomato that I've sliced for sandwiches. It always seems to get mushy before I get to use the rest of it.

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Different types of potatoes

Would you please explain the different types of potatoes and what they can best be used for – baking, mashing, salads etc.

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